Comments from Fast Track Clutter Clearing course participants


Fast Track Clutter Clearing online course For me, this was a thousand times better than just reading a book. – American participant

Never, in all my life, would I have thought of clutter clearing as a treat. But the way you've structured this course has made it somehow more doable, and actually fun. Somehow, miraculously, you've made what was once a very daunting and painful process into something fun and empowering. Thank you so much! – US participant

Karen, thanks for this course. It's amazing. I am finding the process to be much easier than I thought it would be or has been in the past. I have surprised myself by what I have been able to let go of. Reading everyone else's stories and posts is very inspiring. – British participant

I've read your book many times but your words, combined with all the participants' sharings in the course, have really helped me to advance in more significant ways. It has been such an incredible support and inspiration. Much gratitude for help in dealing with what has been on my back for years and years. – American participant

I can't believe how much clutter I have cleared out of the house. I knew that there was a lot of clutter to go and something needed to happen, but I never expected to get rid of so much so quickly. Thank you, Karen, and everyone on the course for all of your sharing and the wonderful open space. You have all been so open and honest. It has been a privilege to go through this process with you all! - British participant

It's been great to get a new step every three days and to actually do the changes in my own home and my own life. The interactive part of making posts, sharing with all the participants, getting support, and being able to ask questions is powerful too. Just posting has strongly shifted something within me. – Swedish participant

I have really appreciated this course, Karen. I desperately needed the energy boost that came from the virtual space which you created for us. I have clutter cleared in years past, but I fell into a bad slump about 10 years ago and just couldn't get started again until this course. I have benefited so much from all the comments of my fellow participants. Thank you for all that you shared! Many times I would sit down, read all your comments for the day, and then get inspired once again to tackle the next segment of a project. Often you would write something that I hadn't even thought about. I think clutter becomes so familiar, like the walls around us, that we don't even see it or think about it. – American participant

The posts have really helped me to think of things to go through that I hadn't thought of before. It has been a safe space in which to trust that I can let things go and it will be OK. Every day I have been checking in with the group and getting new inspiration to go and do some more clutter clearing! – British participant

During this course I have released some items that have been in my life for a long time, since I was a little girl. I never thought that I would ever be able to give them up. What they represented was really deep and profound. A lot of emotions came up to the surface, and I was really thankful to have this safe space to support me letting go. I have clutter cleared on my own so many times before, got rid of an easy clutter peel each time, but I have never been able to work on it at the deep level I have reached during this course. – Swedish participant

I really enjoyed the sense of accountability to the other participants and to myself to commit to clutter clearing during this period of time. – American participant

In the past I've read books and watched TV programs on clearing out clutter. These have given me short-lived motivation and some success. I've looked at magazines and TV home programs on decorating, readying a house for sale, and these have given me limited success. I've "collected" and read many books on Feng Shui. I've taken a course on how to be a professional Home Stager, and have worked with a team on staging a house. I've taken many courses on organizing and became a "qualified" professional. And all the while my bedroom has become the worst dumping ground for all the junk in my life! This course has worked for me because, as you said, it is an action course. And lo and behold I needed to take ACTION (apparently I didn't know that before!). ’ – Canadian participant

The three weeks have gone quickly and I realize more and more that I need to make a choice as to how I use my time each day. Our large third floor room, which I have been promising to my daughter for her special new bedroom, has been half cleared and the new walls are up. The joy and gratitude on her face was so heart-warming. I want to give her not only the gift of this lovely new space for her, but also to see that mom can change, and I can create a more orderly home and life for all of us. – American participant

I have realized that I tend to keep things "just in case". For instance, I laughed at myself the other day for keeping diet books. I tend to be a little underweight, so I guess I was keeping them just in case I needed them in the future. Those are now are in the “to go” bag. Now I know my own tendency, it is easier to look at what I am keeping, and ask myself if I am keeping this "just in case"? – American participant

Participating in this course has had a profound effect on my life and I look forward to continuing to experience the positive changes I have begun to integrate into how I live as a result. – British participant

It has been inspiring to follow everyone's posts, and to hear that others have similar issues to me. I have felt very moved by the group’s sharings. Thank you, Karen, for your straightforward, down-to-earth advice and your understanding of the feelings that come up. I found this course more powerful than attending your weekend course in person - so good to have it spread over 3 weeks, being at home with the clutter, working on it, being with the feelings and at the same time having the support of you and the group. – British participant

I really learned during this course that the issue is not the clutter itself, but what it represents. Though I know this intellectually, it sunk in on a gut/heart knowing level in a way that it hasn’t before, thanks to comments by Karen and course-mates. – American participant

My hope for this course was to be able to let go of many items I was still clinging to that belonged to loved ones who have passed away. It has been life changing for me. I am truly grateful for all the insight and tips, and for the virtual space, where I have felt VERY SECURE to write about how I feel. It has helped me tremendously. I have found more inner peace with my loved ones who have passed away. I can feel a love and understanding that was not there before. I smile more often when thinking of them. Someone said to me, "There is a light shining in your eyes that has not been there before.” That made me really happy! – Namibian participant

I engaged with the clutter clearing in a deep and rather intense way, and the group online space supported that. I loved reading everyone's posts of their own experiences and lives. The sharing really helped me to be connected to something larger than myself, and just that alone made the experience more fun and meaningful. – American participant

I've learned, in a more conscious way, that actually clearing clutter takes a lot more work than bringing it in in the first place. Except for a couple of items, my decision-making has been very clear during the class. I will use this clarity to intercept any tendencies to bring in clutter before it reaches my doorstep. And I will ask myself if the physical object that I feel attracted to will actually enhance my life in a good way? We live in such a consumer culture that I know that the answer to that question will be "no" an overwhelming amount of the time. – American participant

This course has given me the resolve to tackle the deepest, darkest area of my clutter – the stuff still in the attic at my mother’s house (where I grew up). A massive breakthrough. I don’t feel as overwhelmed as I would have done in the past. I look forward to these attic sessions because I’m gradually freeing myself up from so much past rubbish in my life. – UK participant

After I sorted through the boxes in my garage, I also got the broom out and cleaned up the area. And here's the joyous part: a few times a day I go out to the garage, gaze at my success experience, and feel this great sense of accomplishment. It reminds me, despite so much reticence in my life right now, that I can do this - I can put my mind to something and really do it well. A bonus is that my husband comments enthusiastically about how nice the garage looks now that I have cleared out the boxes.  – American participant

During this course, I have had some of the most remarkable personal growth that, for all intense purposes, would seem impossible in the span of a few weeks. I am so thrilled with the tangible results. Thank you, Karen, for sharing this with the world. And thanks to everyone who participated and wrote so candidly about your experiences. I empathized, sympathized, and learned a lot. - American participant

Wow! An incredible three weeks. I started off wanting to address particular areas of clutter in my home and hoping it would give some insight into the way forward with my career. In the end, I feel I have accomplished so much more, not only in terms of physical clutter but in my whole way of being and attitude to life. I now feel brighter, lighter and happier! – English participant

I have learnt what clutter is!  Even in the first few days of the course, I suddenly spotted something on the dresser (an unwanted gift from someone no longer in my life) and said ‘That's clutter’.  How could I not see that before?!  So my ability to see has changed.  This enhanced clarity is life-changing.  I feel in the driving seat at last. – Scottish participant

Being able to come here with absolute honesty in moments of panic/shame/joy and scary wonderment, reading posts, listening to advice, looking at inspiring photos and hearing personal stories is such a privilege. I admire the bravery that has been posted, the hurt and losses that have been faced, the joys and the personal stories of moments in time. I take my hat off to each and every person, and the gratitude will run deep for a long time. What a privilege to be in the mix, sharing such a sacred space. – British participant

I am definitely feeling the strength of my clutter clearing muscle increase. Small items even call out to me as I pass through a room: "I am clutter! Put me in the Charity box!" Hahaha! I enjoy reading everyone's experiences, and comments. It definitely helps me! – US participant


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