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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (611 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gail Blanke Narrator: Gail Blanke Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN: 9781593164348
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Throw Out Fifty Things is truly an eye-opener. According to Blanke, our lives are so filled with junk from the past—from dries up tubes of crazy glue to old grudges—that it’s a wonder we can get up in the morning, never mind get to work, care for our children and parents, and just put one foot in front of the other. Blanke wants to start a movement across America of people throwing out fifty things (magazines count as only one!) that will help liberate us from the stuff—both physical and mental—that clutters our lives. It’s the physical stuff that keeps us from being happy and calm in our house—not to mention keeps us from finding our keys in the morning! And it’s the clutter in our mind that drags us down and holds us back from living the life we want to live. Blanke takes us through each room in the house and helps us get rid of ‘toxic’ possessions that remind us of failed relationships, bad jobs, etc., then she’ll help us figure out what to keep so we can move forward and find out who we really are! Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Throw Out Fifty Things is the perfect road map to help you lighten your load. Leave it to a friend like Gail—wise, funny, practical, and so very organized—to empty my closets and clean out my shelves, while soothing the spirit and soul, too. This book is a keeper.”

    Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of Lethal Legacy

  • “A rousing call to total transformation—one mismatched sock at a time.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Banke has an especially resonant voice—kudos to the virtuoso engineer who knew exactly how to capture and shape her melodic sound. The author’s personal decluttering anecdotes give this advice a down-to-earth, inviting quality that makes her entire message irresistible.”

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  • “It is an unsurprising as it is exciting that Gail delivers a pragmatic guide for not just uncovering, but discovering your best ‘self.’ Gail’s wisdom inspires us to shed the physical and mental clutter that too often weighs us down, not just as individuals, but as communities and societies, in our common quest to find and fill our true potential.”

    Bob Graham, former governor of Florida and United States senator

  • Throw Out Fifty Things is a refreshing book full of practical tips and helpful insights. The title is the simple principle. Applied at home, in your career, in your mind, or in your business, it helps you get rid of the clutter that blocks success. Perhaps most astounding is how relevant the insights are to leading a business today.”

    Peter Loescher, president and CEO, Siemens AG

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Reed | 2/7/2014

    " I've read the last of my make-a-list-and-get-organized type of book. This one had been hanging around a while, so I figured what the hell. Cute, light, glib, well-written -- and essentially useless. The Virgo in me has finally said "enough." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 1/27/2014

    " A great book to get you started on de-cluttering your life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 1/23/2014

    " At first I was a little hesitant to pick this one up, but I'm glad I did. The day before I read the book, my husband and I had donated a few boxes of stuff to Goodwill so I wasn't sure I'd be able to complete the task, but boy was I wrong! I enjoyed her antidotes and stories from her clients. It wasn't exactly life changing, but I enjoyed her motivation/decision making techniques. She teaches how to not only clear out the physical clutter, but the mental clutter as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Magda Gregorski | 1/20/2014

    " I read few chapters. I expected something more, it pretty straight forward. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/20/2014

    " This book is changing my life. Such an amazing view of how to declutter your life and such an easy read. I also love that it doesn't just talk about physical clutter, but mental clutter as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy | 1/17/2014

    " Similar advice to other clear out the clutter tomes, but when I listened to it as an audiobook (while cleaning) I found it motivating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/16/2014

    " Fabulous advice on how to de-clutter your house and your life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 12/6/2013

    " Very concise reading for clearing the physical and mental clutter in our lives. I really benefited from reading the latter half of the book about clearing out the mental clutter that holds us back. I find Gail Blanke to be one of the best motivational/inspirational/self help authors ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie T | 11/16/2013

    " Not only throwing out the physical junk that clutters our lives, but also some of the mental clutter that holds us back from achieving our goals. A quick and easy read, just what I need to clean out this house and my mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 9/29/2013

    " Encouraged me to clean out my closet and finally put clothes I didn't need into storage. My problem is now I have tubs of clothes in my dining room...waiting to be taken down to the storage space. Still, an improvement! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 8/3/2013

    " Simple, practical look at de-cluttering your home. Nothing earth shattering in her advice. Throwing out the "mental" clutter was at times a bit touchy-feely for me, but I still liked the stories she told and her positive attitude. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darla | 3/18/2013

    " Blanke is a motivational speaker, or assistant, or something along those lines. The book had little to offer that I haven't read elsewhere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 3/14/2013

    " Added benefit: this book also helped me to an extra $1500 tax deduction in donated items. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 7/28/2012

    " I feel motivated to declutter my whole house! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina Leonard | 3/17/2012

    " It made me mostly want to throw out much of my kids' crap.... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 12/10/2011

    " This book has good tips for moving forward emotionally, but I was really hoping for hands-on how-to-declutter details, and it's short on those. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Glenda | 10/10/2011

    " I thought that this started out ok and got me motivated to get rid of alot of crap but then the tone of the book changed to emotional purging and it kind of lost me. I was really just looking to declutter our house after our move! Haha "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellen | 8/10/2011

    " Prompted me to act on a few things I was procrastinating on, but really too many words for too simple of a concept. I don't need that much psychoanalyzing about stuff that has to get done; I need to JUST DO IT. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina | 4/29/2011

    " It made me mostly want to throw out much of my kids' crap.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 4/7/2011

    " Great tips that inspired me to throw out way more than 50 things :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mkatona | 3/28/2011

    " We are moving and it definetely gave me encouragement to minimize "stuff". "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christina | 3/20/2011

    " There was maybe one useful chapter in aggregate? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellen | 3/9/2011

    " Prompted me to act on a few things I was procrastinating on, but really too many words for too simple of a concept. I don't need that much psychoanalyzing about stuff that has to get done; I need to JUST DO IT. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/3/2011

    " What a great read. Would recommend to everyone! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 11/2/2010

    " This book will help you clean your clutter! It will motivate you. It could change your life. Gail Blanke makes a lot of sense and speaks to you conversationally. I did throw out fifty things. And now I'll throw out even more. She's brills. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darla | 10/29/2010

    " Blanke is a motivational speaker, or assistant, or something along those lines. The book had little to offer that I haven't read elsewhere. "

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About the Author
Author Gail Blanke

Gail Blanke is the life coach for Real Simple magazine and writes a monthly column. She is the author of several books, including In My Wildest Dreams and Between Trapezes.