Less Clutter At Home, Less Fat On You?

If you live in a cluttered home, you're not alone: Americans as a whole spend an astounding 9 million hours each day looking for items they've misplaced. Whether your home is piled in paper or stacked with boxes, clutter can wreak real havoc on your life and, according to organizational guru Peter Walsh, be indicative of an unhealthy way of thinking, and living.

In his new book, "Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?: An Easy Plan for Losing Weight and Living More," Walsh shows how the clutter in your home might even be adding to your body weight!

He discussed it all in a three-part series on The Early Show.

Walsh, a regular contributor to "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and the organizational maven on TLC's "Clean Sweep," showed people how to reclaim their lives from physical and emotional clutter that was taking them over in his first book, "It's All Too Much."

In his new book, Walsh sheds light on the connection between de-cluttering and losing weight, and offers practical strategies for de-cluttering your life and, by extension, shedding pounds.

On The Early Show:

Monday, Feb. 11, 2007

Walsh discussed the clutter-weight link. To see the segment,


Tuesday, Feb. 12,2008

Walsh showed how to do a "fat tour" of your home and elminate clutter and weight at the same time. To watch that segment,


Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008

Walsh checked out the offices -- and refrigerators in them -- of Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez and Dave Price to see how cluttered they are and suggested ways to de-clutter them and make their lives easier. To check out that segment,


To read an excerpt of "Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?" click here. The excerpt is Copyright 2008, Free Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster which, like, is part of the CBS Corporation. All rights reserved.