Throw out Fifty Things Book Review

May 21, 2009 by  

So what do you think? Is this a book a Professional Organizer would like? Heck yes!!
Anything that will help people to part with things that are holding them back from having the space and life they are searching for is good with me.

What I really like is that this author goes through it with you. You really feel like you are right there with her in her home, going through her living room, bedroom etc… making the decisions on what should go, what should stay and why. It is from a first person perspective. Very cool.

This book is very easy to read and very helpful and inspiring to help you be able to start the journey of being able to part with things that are just taking up space and are serving no purpose in your life.(other than to be clutter in your home)

To purchase go to Hacket Book Group


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139 Responses to “Throw out Fifty Things Book Review”
  1. Anonymous says:

    I checked out the site and found the date. Do I post the date here?


  2. Anonymous says:

    I just retweeted about the contest.


  3. Jenn S. says:

    3/20/2009 was the publish date

  4. idahomom says:

    03/20/09. I could really use this book and I think that my friends would want to borrow it.

  5. MJ says:

    Publish date was 3-20-09


  6. MJ says:

    I’m following on Twitter- Sumrthyme

  7. MJ says:

    I follow this blog.


  8. MJ says:

    I follow Fife too.


  9. Shannon McKelden says:

    Gail is an incredible speaker, and I’d love to own this book!

    pub date – 3/20/09
    Twittered and Facebook’d
    Already follow you on Twitter :)
    Follow this blog now (REALLY need organizational tips!)

    Fun contest!
    Shannon McKelden

  10. Kerry says:

    I wonder “what Fifty Things” we should really throw out! An extremely lazy boyfriend?
    This book comes in handy as a birthday present for my housemate who has her room filled up with everything, and you can hardly see the carpet!! Great stuff.. and sounds humorous! :p

    My e-mail:

  11. BUSY BEE says:

    Publish Date: 3/20/2009

    Enter me please. I am a horrible pack rat and am looking for some guidance. Maybe this will get me started!!

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

  12. mverno says:

    Publish Date: 3/20/2009

  13. Anonymous says:

    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Publish date: 03/20/2009
    Actually, I’ve heard about this book or idea (to throw out 50 things) and I’ve really been wanting to read it because I’m a huge organization-freak but my beloved bf and son are just the opposites lol

  14. dddiva says:

    3/20/2009 was the publish date

  15. dddiva says:


  16. aggie says:

    publish date is 3/20/09

  17. aggie says:

    have your Organize with Sandy review button.



  19. Tes283 says:



  20. Anonymous says:

    FIFTY things? Gee, I don’t know.

  21. sweepmom says:

    I could really use this book, which was published 3/20/09.

  22. Pat says:

    The book was published 3/20/2009.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

  23. clc408 says:

    Publish date is 3/20/2009. Sounds like it was written just for me! Thanks for the chance.

  24. Erika*Coffee says:

    It was published the 20th of May of this year!

  25. Erika*Coffee says:

    I’m a new follower on Google Reader

  26. Erika*Coffee says:

    I’m following you on Twitter (username ErikaElizabeth)

  27. texasheartland says:

    3/20/2009 would be the publish date!


  28. sweetsue says:

    This book sounds helpful! 3/20/2009 is the publishing date.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  29. sweetsue says:

    I am now following you on Twitter (ptowngirl).
    smchester at gmail dot com

  30. Joannie says:

    The publishing date was 3/20/09.
    Thanks for the contest!!

  31. maweisberg says:

    i want to win

  32. Sunnyvale says:

    Mar. 20, ’09 and I could really use this!

  33. Carol Lawrence says:

    The publish date is 03/20/09

  34. Carol Lawrence says:

    Twitter follower. jelly15301

  35. Smooshy says:

    3/20/09 is the publish date!

  36. janehixon says:

    3/20/2009….this book sounds like something I really need….

  37. Pam says:

    3/20/2009. And yes, I did go to the site even though I could have cheated and just looked at the comments. I’m such a good girl LOL


  38. zekebamm says:

    3/20/2009 is the publication date and WOW…..could I use this book! I could probably throw out 500 things and just barely have a start!!!

  39. Diane says:

    Publish date was 3/20/09.

  40. Diane says:

    I’m following you on Twitter.

  41. Diane says:

    I tweeted about your giveaway.

  42. silverbele says:

    Gail must have looked in my closets before she wrote the book.

  43. Princess Golden Hair says:

    published May 29, 2009

    teechbiz at gmail dot com

  44. bboyle says:

    It sounds like this book is about more than just organizing – it is about simplifying your life. The publish date was 3/20/2009.

  45. Carlene says:

    This books was published on 3/20/09. Please include me in your giveaway.

  46. Molly C. says:

    3/20/09 I NEED this book! I am such a packrat. “You never know, I might need this again some day”. Yes, I know I have a problem. lol

  47. mmentor says:

    sign me up

  48. carolasar says:

    Publish date was 3/20/2009.I need serious help in the clutter/organization department but I don’t know where to start. I think this book might help me. Thanks.

  49. Marianna says:

    March 20, 2009

  50. Marianna says:

    I follow you on google! @mannabsn

  51. Jenndiggy says:

    It was published March 20 of this year. I sure could use this!

  52. chromiumman says:


    chromiumman (at) mail (dot) com

  53. *~Dani~* says:

    3/20/09 and boy do I need this book!

  54. Leah-Bo-Beah says:

    March twentieth, two thousand nine!

  55. janetfaye says:

    Publish Date:

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  56. janetfaye says:

    I follow on Twitter – Janetfaye

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  57. janetfaye says:

    I follow Organize With Sandy Reviews.

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  58. janetfaye says:

    Organize With Sandy Button:

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  59. janetfaye says:

    Organize With Sandy Review button:

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  60. pamcallahan says:

    The publish date is 3/20/09. This book could be very helpful – I would really enjoy it!

  61. marthajane says:

    I love to read about other people’s clutter — it makes me feel more confident about overcoming my own! Published in March 2009.

  62. kngmckellar says:

    You mean lots of people have clutter? I thought I was the only one.

  63. taxchyk says:

    It was published 3/20/09. I’d love this as I often hang on to things too long because I can’t easily prioritize my needs at home.

  64. mommysweeps says:

    would enjoy reading this it would help a lot

  65. Jayfr says:

    3/20/09 was the publish date. Looks like an interesting book.

  66. Kelly F says:

    The publish date was 3/20/09. I love the idea of simplifying our lives by getting rid of all of our excess material things. We are often surrounded by things we don’t need!

    wordsmoveme at gmail dot com

  67. Kelly F says:

    I follow on twitter.
    username: wordsmoveme

    wordsmoveme at gmail dot com

  68. Kelly F says:

    I follow your organizing site.
    wordsmoveme at gmail dot com

  69. Kelly F says:

    I follow your reviews site.
    wordsmoveme at gmail dot com

  70. Kelly F says:

    I have your organize button:

    wordsmoveme at gmail dot com

  71. Kelly F says:

    I have your reviews button:

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  72. Kelly F says:

    I have your pouchee button:

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  73. erma says:

    I would love the chance to win, thanks.

  74. jayne says:

    3/20/09-I would SO love to give this book to my mil~

  75. Tiffany819 says:

    3-20-09 – Looks like a great book! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Tiffanys819 at gmail dot com

  76. Supermommy says:

    The publish date was 3/20/09. I would so love to win this book…Lord knows I need it!!

  77. Supermommy says:

    I also follow you publicly on google.

  78. susan1215 says:

    The publish date is 03/20/09

  79. marjeannie says:

    3/20/2009. If I could only get DS and DH to help on their end.

  80. iggysaysno says:

    03/20/09 date

  81. iggysaysno says:

    I tweeted about the contest

  82. A. says:

    What a great book! The publish date was 3/20/2009

    supersweeper81 at gmail dot com

  83. A. says:

    I follow you on Twitter–buckeyechik

    supersweeper81 at gmail dot com

  84. okaat says:

    Publish Date: 3/20/2009

    This is a book i could definately use… my friend made a comment recently that stuck in my head, she said, i hope everything is organzized in heaven. But it will hopefully be awhile before I get to find out, and in the meantime i could really use a book like this. Hmm fifty things to throw out… purple heart was here for a donation pickup today, i dont think i had fifty things but its a start. Thanks for the contest!

  85. quelleheure4 says:

    March 20, 2009 was the publishing date.

  86. quelleheure4 says:

    I follow on twitter (quelleheure4)

  87. quelleheure4 says:

    I have your button

  88. quelleheure4 says:

    I’m a follower

  89. Stacey says:

    I really need this book! I can never part with anything!

  90. NesieBird says:

    The publish date: 3/20/2009

    Thank you!

    kneecree at gmail dot com

  91. Anonymous says:

    03/20/2009 was the publish date! Now this is a book I would read the moment it arrives! I need this book to improve my sanity! Thanks for a great site and giveaway!

    Barbara Rawe

  92. js22 says:

    Publish Date: 3/20/2009.
    Sounds like a book I could really use!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    email in blogger profile.

  93. michelle lopez says:


  94. Becky says:

    It was published on 3/20/2009.

    Now please send this because I’m sooo isn’t funny

  95. purango says:

    3/20/2009 was the publish date. The book sound great. I feel like a prisoner with all the clutter I have in my home. I would love to get rid of all the useless stuff and lead a happier life. Now if I can get my husband and daughter to cooperate.

  96. pms3237 says:

    The publish date was 03/20/09. I have been in my home for 44 years and need to clean out the clutter. This book sounds great!

  97. 07violet says:

    the publish date was 3/20/2009, I’d love to have this book

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

  98. 07violet says:

    following on twitter (07violet)

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

  99. 07violet says:

    following this blog

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

  100. 07violet says:

    following your Organize With Sandy blog

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

  101. Kathy says:

    Published in 3/20/09.
    I was amazed to notice that she suggests that you dump the relationship that depresses you. Good advice.

  102. Mtlgrl4evr says:


    I could really use this book!

  103. Daniel M says:

    03/20/2009 – I too am a packrat, I hate when you need something and realised I threw it away a month ago (but I only keep stuff that has a use/purpose) – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  104. kathy pease says:

    3/20/2009 :)

  105. kathy pease says:

    following on twitter klp1965

  106. kathy pease says:

    following your blog as klp1965

  107. Michele H says:

    Published 3/20/09.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  108. Betty C says:

    Publish date 3/20/09

  109. Betty C says:

    I’m a follower.

  110. Venus Montoya says:

    Published 03/20/2009.

  111. Anonymous says:

    That book sounds like something I NEED! It was published in March 2009

    May Schultz


    3/20/09 was the publish date!

    I have to much clutter & could benefit from this book!



    I follow on blogger!


  114. Anonymous says:

    March 20, 2009

  115. katybug says:

    3/20/09. I moved almost ten years ago and still have packed boxes I haven’t opened. Maybe this would motivate me to throw out some of that stuff… Thanks!

  116. Lindsay says:

    publish date – 3/20/2009
    Already follow you on Twitter :) @graceannounce
    Follow this blog now


  117. bndraldy says:

    The publish date was 3/20/09. I have a terrible time letting go of things. I can do it mentally at times, but the physical act of getting rid of something just doesn’t happen. I really need this book!!! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

  118. Heather says:

    Easy question! Yay!
    Publish date is 3/20/2009.

  119. Heather says:

    Tweeted: choochoo428

  120. Heather says:

    I follow on twitter: choochoo428

  121. Heather says:

    I follow this blog.

  122. Gianna says:

    3-20-09 :)

  123. Helen says:

    The Publish Date was 3/20/2009.

    This would be great in my goal to eliminate clutter.

  124. Kelli L says:

    Publish Date: 3/20/2009

    kberndt78 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  125. Donna says:

    Publish Date: 3/20/2009
    I need this.

  126. Kelli says:

    I follow on Twitter.


    kberndt78 at yahoo dot com

  127. Kelli L says:

    I Tweeted about the contest on Twitter!!!


    kberndt78 at yahoo dot com

  128. Donna says:

    I follow you on twitter. (donnak4)

  129. Donna says:

    I am a follower.

  130. Donna says:

    I put the Organize with Sandy button on my blog.

  131. lilyk says:

    3/20/2009 was the publish date.

  132. Donna says:

    I put the Organize with Sandy Reviews button on my blog.

  133. Donna says:

    I follow Organize with Sandy.

  134. Izzie says:

    I NEED this book! Smile.

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