Many people think that the more they own, the more contented and happy they will be - their lives become defined by their possessions. In fact, the opposite is often true: the more we have, the less happy and contented we are in mind, body and spirit. In Living with Less, decluttering expert Mary Lambert sets you the challenge of reducing your personal possessions to just 100 items. In Part 1 Mary describes how keeping too many possessions affects you - clutter can stop you moving forward in life and learning how to release some of your possessions can be liberating and fulfilling. In Part 2, you begin the 100-item challenge, starting with an inventory of your personal possessions. Then you begin the easy-to-follow goal-setting programme to start the process of clearing out your items: broken down into manageable categories, you address each area of your possessions at a time, from clothes to jewellery to hobby items. Mary does of course practise what she preaches and you can follow her own 100-item challenge throughout the book. And, once you've addressed your personal items, you may want to tackle the rest of your household goods.
Mary Lambert, a well-known international decluttering and feng shui consultant, is the author of nine books, including Clearing the Clutter, which has sold over 220,000 copies worldwide. Mary often appears on radio and is a regular contributor to Woman and Home, Home and Garden, Natural Health, Spirit and Destiny and Soul and Spirit. The author is based in Brighton.