Did summer vacation season divert your attention from the piles of knickknacks and laundry mounting at home? After you pack away the swim suits and tank tops and shutter the deck, prepare for indoor season by clearing your common areas.
These clutter-busting books should help put your house in order from the bedroom to the living room.
It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff
When Peter Walsh, organizational guru of TLC’s hit show Clean Sweep, appeared on national television shows and told people how they could reclaim their lives from the suffocating burden of their clutter, the response was overwhelming. With his good humor and reassuring advice, Peter shows you how to face the really big question: What is the vision for the life you want to live? He then offers simple techniques and a step-by-step plan to assess the state of your home, prioritize your possessions, and let go of the clutter you have been holding on to that has kept you from living the life you imagine.
The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide
Having less stuff is the key to happiness.
The Joy of Less is a fun, lighthearted guide to minimalist living. Part One provides an inspirational pep talk on the joys and rewards of paring down. Part Two presents the STREAMLINE method: ten easy steps to rid your house of clutter. Part Three goes room by room, outlining specific ways to tackle each one. Part Four helps you trim your to-do list and free up your time, and explains how saving space in your closets can save the planet.
The Get Yourself Organized Project: 21 Steps to Less Mess and Stress
Finally, an organizational book for women who have given up trying to be Martha Stewart but still desire some semblance of order in their lives.
The Get Yourself Organized Project offers, easy and effective ways women can restore peace to their everyday lives, simple and manageable long-term solutions for organizing any room in one’s home (and keeping it that way), a realistic way to de-stress a busy schedule and strategies for efficient shopping, meal preparation, cleaning, and more
5 Days to a Clutter-Free House: Quick, Easy Ways to Clear Up Your Space
While most of us aren’t hoarders we can all benefit from assessing and reducing the clutter in our homes–and then organizing what’s left. Many things stop us from succeeding: the sheer scope of the project, the tendency to lose momentum if the job takes too long, and the fact that we’re always acquiring new clutter. Organizing and time management experts Sandra Felton and Marsha Sims show how with the right game plan and a healthy dose of adrenaline, anyone can de-clutter their home in just five days. With this systematic, team-based approach, even the most overwhelming de-cluttering job becomes doable.
Unstuff Your Life! Kick the Clutter Habit and Completely Organize Your Life for Good
Built on the principle that we must distinguish ourselves from our possessions, Unstuff Your Life! starts with truly achievable goals and works toward the nightmare projects everyone tries hard to avoid. With humor, honesty, tough love, and foolproof advice, Mellen makes it easy to finally let go and embrace the decluttered life.
SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life
Expert organizer and New York Times bestselling author Julie Morgenstern teaches you how to get rid of the physical, mental, and time clutter that’s keeping you from the life you want. Julie created the SHED process—a four-step plan to get rid of the physical, mental, and schedule clutter that holds back so many of us. But SHEDing isn’t just about throwing things away! Julie teaches that its just as important to focus on what comes before and after you heave the clutter, so that the changes you make really stick in the long term.
Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life
“If you want to grow, you gotta let go,” is Blanke’s mantra; and that means eliminating all the clutter-physical and emotional-that holds you back, weighs you down, or just makes you feel bad about yourself.
In Throw Out Fifty Things she takes us through each room of the house-from the attic to the garage-and even to the far reaches of our minds. Through poignant and humorous stories, she inspires us to get rid of the “life plaque” we’ve allowed to build-up there.
Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shu
In Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston, pioneer of a branch of Feng Shui known as Space Clearing, expertly guides you through the liberating task of clutter clearing. You will learn:
Why you keep clutter
How to identify and clear clutter in your home or workplace
How to clear clutter from your body, mind, and spirit
How to stay clutter-free