Clear Clutter to Lose Weight

Here’s a unique way to release those extra pounds – clear the clutter out of your house. There is often a direct correlation between having things piled up at home and piling on the pounds. One study (referenced in Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight by Peter Walsh) showed that people with cluttered homes were 77 percent more likely to be overweight or obese.

Rather than struggling with food, consider focusing on slowly and systematically clearing out the clutter. This might include:

  • Cleaning out your kitchen cabinets
  • Cleaning out your closets
  • Getting rid of old clothes
  • Cleaning out and organizing your desk
  • Going through old papers and files
  • Organizing all your ‘electronic stuff’
  • Emptying all trash cans
  • Cleaning out your junk drawer

When you’re done, you can move on to one or more of the following

  • Be mindful of what you buy, so you have less new stuff coming into your home
  • Do a good house cleaning
  • Set up a system to handle mail
  • Think of ways to create more empty space in your home

Unless you’re going out of town, consider spending some time this upcoming holiday weekend starting on something. It could be as small as cleaning out one drawer in your dresser or desk. But it’s a start! Then plan what your next task will be and when you will tackle it. Or, you might want to go full steam ahead this weekend and address several things on the above list.

Whenever I clear the clutter, I feel lighter, the room looks lighter, I can think more clearly, I feel like a weight has been lifted. It’s a great feeling! Several of my weight loss clients have reported losing weight while they were clearing out the clutter. Why not do your own experiment and see!


If you want some individual help working on any resistance you may experience in clearing the clutter,  please give me a call and we’ll do some tapping to get you started (317-445-4203). 

Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to



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