The Declutter Code: 10 Simple Steps to Clarity by Yvette Bowlin (Book Review)


Is your household busting at the seams with stuff everywhere? Has confusion and chaos at home and office become the norm? Are you facing anxiety and overwhelm with all the projects on your plate? Do your relationships suffer from all the demands you put on yourself and other people?

That’s all clutter–in mind, body, heart and home.

No matter what you do to clear the clutter from your life, does it always seem to creep back in?

If you’re nodding your head yes to any of these questions, this book is for you.

How do we begin to clean up our clutter? How do we regain clarity and peace? We lost it to overwhelming to-do lists, countless home- and work-life obligations, social media and cell phones. We lost it to keeping up with the Joneses.

So many books obsess over cleaning out drawers and closets to create an organized household, but that’s only scratching the surface of clutter. Those books miss the mark! There’s something else we have to clean first before we can declutter effectively. The mind.

Known to some as the bible for decluttering your life from the inside out, The Declutter Code is a 10-step journey that will transform how you deal with clutter. Using the same process that worked for herself and her clients, Yvette Bowlin walks you through clearing mental clutter like self-sabotage, stress, lies and limiting beliefs. Learn the secret behind your “clutter problem” so you can begin to deeply clear it away! Regain clarity and, quite possibly, your sanity.

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(review request submitted by the author for an honest critique) 
I agree with Yvette that we, as a whole, live a cluttered life. We also have difficulties simplifying our lives. This leads to stress, which leads to unhappiness. 
Yvette didn’t necessarily teach me anything new about what causes the “clutter” and how to “declutter” myself. (Sorry Yvette but I have been reading philosophy books since I was 19. 

BTW: Love the Lao Tzu quote. He is one of my favorite philosophers.) 
With that said, I do think she WILL TEACH many others how to quiet the chatter and live a more peaceful, less chaotic life. 
Her experiments might come across as challenging for some such as giving up tv, internet, everything, but it can be done.
Also, take her advice and try yoga or mediate. Folks, they really do calm the storm swirling around in our minds. 
Heart Rating System – 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤

Yvette Bowlin has always been a student of the mind. It started with her undergraduate and Master’s work in Consumer Psychology and led to her studies of enlightenment and spirituality. Years of research and self-inquiry sent her down the path of discovering the root of our “clutter problem.” Her work has been featured on Huffington Post, Los Angeles Business Journal, several podcast interviews and more.

From observing herself and others, Bowlin has pinpointed the reasons most people keep themselves stuck in sabotage, suffering, struggle and stress. But we don’t have to stay stuck! Clutter stands in the way of peace, presence and clarity.

Bowlin learned the ‘art of hoarding’ early on in childhood, and has since been meticulous about decluttering her life. She’s created a simple process for doing just that, outlined in The Declutter Code: 10 Simple Steps to Clarity. The underlying premise of her book, seminars and speeches is that the most effective way to declutter is from the inside out—starting with the mind!

Also a certified yoga instructor, Bowlin loves to help others come into mind-body awareness to better facilitate deep decluttering. Read more about her at


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5 Responses to The Declutter Code: 10 Simple Steps to Clarity by Yvette Bowlin (Book Review)

  1. Maybe I do need it

  2. I live by the Code because I'm prone to Type A behavior and anxiety, so it helps me to remember the 10 steps.

  3. Anonymous

    I need calmness and decluttering in my life too!!!!

    Tanya S

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