Brooke Burke-Charvet on De-Cluttering Your Life and Soul

The TV personality discusses her new book, "Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less" and shares tips for de-cluttering your life.
3:40 | 04/20/16

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Dishing some fancy footwork back on "Dancing with the stars," of course, and she has served up "Chicken soup for the soul," you cooked. You've danced. Now you're help us declutter. A new book called "The joy of less" about decluttering not just your home but life, soul, mind. So important to figure out how you can have less to have more. Not just material possessions but learning how to say no, not being overly scheduled. What is this no word you speak of. Being able to say no to things you don't enjoy and do it without guilt so you have more room in your life to do the things you love more. 101 short stories that are sweet and inspirational. It's spring, sort of like mandatory spring cleaning. I love it. I love it. So how did you become an expert in decluttering? Like what was the sort of -- A little bit of an obsession, I have to stay organize sized manage my family and wrote one of the stories all about gift giving and share things somebody else might enjoy more but it's about teaching my children and family how to get rid of things they don't need. This little setup, we'll be able to show people what to donate. What to get rid of. What to throw away to make more room in your life. Ask the audience one quick question. This -- tell us your name again. Whitney? Hi, Whitney. What is your question? Hi. I have a situation. I was just invited to five friends' weddings. Five? Yes and I'm only close to about three of them and right now I'm on a tight schedule, okay. What is that word, that n-o word. The power of no is being able to choose what's most important to you. I feel like weddings are a once in a lifetime -- weddings are really special but you can't be overly scheduled. Expensive. They're expensive as well so you can either eliminate some other things and pass on some birthday Pears or more -- some other invitations and choose the things that mean the most to you. Prioritize which are the ones and be really honest and kind and thank you maybe a little token. Five weddings can be really expensive. How about decluttering, invi invitation, your life. Don't feel guilty about it. A demonstration of dig it or ditch it. We've got to give it, keep it or trash it box. You'll give examples. We start with the give it bin. The give it bin is actually over here. So look at all these gadgets that you're probably not using. Now you can sell these. You can get smart and sell them or give these kind of things away. Look at these old phones. Old tablets, you've got baby clothes here. What are you saving those for? Either donate those or give those away. Donate books, amazing. Okay, second one -- Donate them. Why do kids feel they need a new backpack. Especially when I have four, it's not easy. Trash it bin. Old magazines, we have to stay current when it comes to fashion. Old newspapers, recycle. Get rid of them, throw them away. Broken appliances, throw them away. We are cleaning. It is spring cleaning right now so throw that stuff away. And finally -- Stained t-shirts. They make great rags. That's right. Keep it, board games. It really is about simplifying and doing more of what you love. Unplug & plug into your family. School supply, you can never have enough of those. I like how you've organized. Brooke burke-charvet is the author, "Chicken soup for the soul," "The joy of less" available now in stores and online. Thank you for the tips and helping our friends in the

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