Clean Out Your LifeCloset

Non-Fiction - Self Help
216 Pages
Reviewed on 04/11/2019
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Clean Out Your LifeCloset is a conceptual work of self-help fiction penned by author Corbie Mitleid. Taking a step aside from traditional self-help literature, this volume is neither a personal experience tale or a series of mantras to work as a catch-all metaphor for everyone’s life. Instead, Mitleid offers the book as an interactive experience that readers can complete and personalize to their own needs, with varied suggestions and acknowledgements of the differences that people experience in life. Throughout this, there is a strong theme of how to overcome not feeling good enough, changing perceptions on failure, mindfulness and low self-esteem, as well as how to unload emotional baggage that might be holding you back.

There is a huge amount to go through in this volume, which makes it high on the variety and diversity scale for being able to offer people multiple perspectives on their problems. Whilst that might be overwhelming to some readers, those seeking a more personalized therapeutic approach are encouraged to use the book as a manual rather than lore, and take from it what they need whilst leaving other parts behind. I particularly enjoyed the mindfulness concepts that were used, for example noticing what’s happening outside your window and viewing ordinary things as if you were alien to them. The writing style was cogent but also relaxed and personalized, making it feel like author Corbie Mitleid was always present in a supportive, but not intrusive way. Overall, Clean Our Your LifeCloset offers a variety of practical suggestions in the way that a friend might, making it a very effective interactive book indeed.

Gisela Dixon

Clean Out Your LifeCloset by Corbie Mitleid is a non-fiction self-help book on self-improvement and changing your mindset in order to get the life you want. As Corbie herself describes it, this book provides the reader with some “tools” or techniques on how to live the life they want. The book is part of a trilogy and this is book one of the series. Clean Out Your LifeCloset starts off with a brief introduction to the subject matter and then is divided into four broad sections: gaining clarity on one’s own current life; the importance of a simple life and understanding what’s truly important; learning to go with the flow and adapt, while taking the ups and downs in one’s stride; stress in the world and our lives. Each section contains a few short chapters along with a brief questionnaire at the end meant for readers to reflect on and make changes in their own lives. There is also a list of book references along with an author bio.

I found Clean Out Your LifeCloset to be a good read and the formatting and development is kept simple and easy to follow. The writing style is direct and conversational and speaks to the reader directly. The advice that it is best to learn to accept what life hands us or go with the flow, in other words, is sound advice and something that is often forgotten in a highly individualistic, free will-oriented world view. That being said, some of the material in the book is probably something people have heard of or read before. I also wish that this was just one book instead of divided into three. Still, for people who are looking for some self-help or self-improvement books, this one can be very helpful.

Jack Magnus

Clean Out Your LifeCloset: The Self-Development Project, Volume 1 is a nonfiction self-help book written by Corbie Mitleid. The author is a “full-time intuitive counselor and inspirational speaker” who works with clients across the globe. She introduces her Self-Development Project which promotes a non-judgmental and open-ended look at the change one seeks in life and the ways to approach it. She uses the analogy of a large blank sheet of paper with crayons, finger paints and anything else you can imagine waiting for you to design your “entirely self-created life.” Clean Out Your LifeCloset represents the first step in that journey. She begins by helping the reader take stock of their lives and their relationships, and she offers tips on how to simplify and live as if one were in a tiny house. Mitleid also counsels how to live in a non-reactive manner and how to recognize and cope with stress. Each chapter includes Adventure Pages where she asks questions, discusses possible takeaways, and advises one to consider the most important point covered in that chapter.

Clean Out Your LifeCloset is a well-written and inspiring guide to living a simpler and happier life. I especially appreciated her Martian approach to dealing with the stuff that accumulates in your home as well as your mind. Mitleid writes in a smooth, conversational style that makes the reader feel as though she’s there coaching them personally. The Adventure Pages are brilliant! They help the reader focus on the major points of the chapter and make these their own. Mitleid intersperses her work with her own life story, which also gives her book a more personal and motivating touch. Her information on stress recognition and management is also quite useful, as is the list of recommended readings she includes. Clean Out Your LifeCloset: The Self-Development Project, Volume 1 is highly recommended.

Mamta Madhavan

There is always room to change, to grow, and to learn. Clean Out Your LifeCloset: The Self Development Project by Corbie Mitleid, the first in a trilogy, is an excellent book that will guide readers to create focus and direction in their lives. The author's words will show readers how to find enthusiasm for life, to look forward to change, and to grow while experiencing it. Every chapter in the book gives insightful tips to re-frame and make their world sparkle. Reading this book is a good way to rise above circumstances and get out of the usual rut. This book is for all readers who have been waiting to remove clutter from life and need proper guidance.

This book will encourage and inspire readers to take their own journey and has been organized into four sections: Getting Clear, Simplicity and Living Well with Less, Going With The Flow, Learning to Adapt, and Stress Is a Complicated Friend. The exercises and essays are useful when it comes to getting good ideas and learning how to play. The author handles a relevant topic with finesse and simplicity, enabling readers to take an easy road to self-study. The book is a must-read for all those readers who want to make positive changes and get their lives back on track by deciding what is essential for them in the long run. So what are you all waiting for? Get your toolbox designed, heal the old, and create a new, positive You.

Sherri Fulmer Moorer

Are you looking for a self-help guide that will help you discover more about creating a better life? If so, then Clean Out Your LifeCloset by Corbie Mitleid is the guide you're looking for. Unlike other self-help tomes that give you generalized advice with no sense of direction, Mitleid provides an excellent guide that leads readers through their own discoveries using the now well known principles of the Law of Attraction. She expands on this by showing specific steps that readers can take to apply principles to simplify life so they can focus on what matters most to create a joyful life - one that's focused on personal success, rather than the shallow definitions of success that the world offers.

Clean Out Your LifeCloset is an excellent guide that uses examples to get readers to think about their personal definition of success, and how to apply it to every area of life. It shows readers a clear path to application by giving examples and reminders of familiar "truths" that we already know, but rarely apply in the pressures of everyday life. Corbie Mitleid offers excellent encouragement to get off the treadmill of worldly success, and get on the path to personal success. This book is a clear, easy to use, and fun guide to a better life. I highly recommend it to readers who know about the Law of Attraction, but are uncertain of how to apply it to their own life. An excellent read with great, practical advice that I highly recommend.