Peter Walsh is Oprah's clutter expert and Melbourne native, he will spread the word on how clutter is making us fat.
Peter believes our obsession with being instantly gratified and wanting to have everything now is not only filling our houses with useless stuff and cluttering our lives, it's also making us fatter, creating unrealistic expectations which lead us to assume we can lose weight in the same amount of time as celebrities, and with little effort.
Since releasing his international best-seller It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff two years ago and becoming a regular guest on Oprah, Walsh has discovered two key factors which link our overfilled homes with our expanding waistlines.
"Firstly, clutter is rarely about the stuff, it's a whole lot deeper than that," says Walsh. "You need to look beyond the clutter for answers to address the underlying issues, whether they be fear of losing memories, worry about the future, low self-esteem, or the inability to move past grief."
"Secondly, your home is a reflection of you, not just in some airy-fairy way, but in a real and tangible sense," says Walsh. "It's no accident that as our homes become more cluttered we've become fatter. It makes sense that if your kitchen is clean and organised and your fridge is well-stocked with ingredients for planned meals you're likely to cook and think about what you're really putting into your body."
Walsh believes anyone can break out of the cluttered-house/cluttered-body-cycle - they just need to be honest with themselves and be willing to work it. "The fat didn't appear overnight and won't disappear overnight so you're going to have to work at it and implement some new habits."
From getting rid of that mounded of paperwork to organising that 'miscellaneous' kitchen draw, Peter knows everything you need to know about de-cluttering and taking control.
Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?
Simon and Schuster Australia
Author: Peter Walsh
Review: I love this book, I've started my own reality check and now a regular on ebay, clear that stuff out girls, and stop wasting your time cleaning and procrastinating.