10 Books to Help Get Your Home Reading-Ready and Cozy

Evelyn lives in the Pacific Northwest where she enjoys birding by the Puget Sound, working on her Fiat 500, and spending time with other people's dogs and children. She recently relocated from New York City, where her work appeared in Time Out New York, Travel + Leisure, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency, among others.

Library_GirlReads_400The days are getting shorter, the air crisper, and pumpkins are turning up in strange corners of the supermarket. There’s no getting around it—winter is coming. It’s time to get your living space together now before it’s seriously time to hunker down. Whether it’s color-coding your bookshelf or finding the perfect new throw blanket for your favorite reading chair, spruce up your digs with these books about reading-friendly organization. Whatever you need, these 10 books will make your hearth happy and clutter-free.

Stephanie Winston’s Best Organizing Tips

Stephanie Winston’s Best Organizing Tips

by Stephanie Winston

60-second solutions to help you get organized — and get on with your life Are you overwhelmed by the clutter in your files and on your desk? Are you tired of being clobbered by clothes and hangers every time you open the closet door? Do household chores take twice as long as they should? Does the very thought of getting organized intimidate you — because you don’t know how, it takes too long, and you’d rather be doing anything else? Then this is the book for you. Featuring clear, quick-to-read lists and a meticulously detailed index, Stephanie Winston’s Best Organizing Tips pinpoints how to: * Do away with disarray in closets, cupboards, and cabinets * Lighten the load of household chores * Eliminate desk mess and paperwork pileups * Make short work of bill paying and taxes * Take maximum advantage of precious “found time” For perfectionist and procrastinator alike, Stephanie Winston’s Best Organizing Tips will prove indispensable.

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Complete Book of Home Organization

Complete Book of Home Organization

by abowlfulloflemons.net and Toni Hammersley

Have you ever wished you had the time and tools to organize your house in a clutter-free, design-conscious, Pinterest-worthy way? From storage solutions and cleaning tips to secret space-saving methods and expert strategies, The Complete Book of Home Organization is packed with the tips and shortcuts you need to effectively organize your home.From small spaces and apartment solutions to how to tackle a big, messy home with a 15-week total home organization challenge, this book covers it all. The Complete Book of Home Organization spells out everything you need to de-clutter your house, store your belongings, and keep your home—and life—in tip-top shape. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover—this manual is the perfect gift! Organize the 30 main spaces of your home, including the living and dining spaces, bedrooms and bathrooms, guest areas, baby and kids’ rooms, utility spaces and garages, entryways and offices, patios and decks, closets and pet areas! Keep track of your pantry, holiday and craft supplies, weekly menu planning, keepsakes, and schedules. From the basement to the attic, this book covers every nook and cranny. With step-by-step instructions, detailed illustrations, and handy checklists, say goodbye to a messy home and wasted storage space!

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Keep This Toss That: Unclutter Your Life to Save Time, Money, Space, and Sanity

Keep This Toss That: Unclutter Your Life to Save Time, Money, Space, and Sanity

by Jamie Novak

Quick answers to the one key question everyone needs to answer in order to get organized and save their time, money, space, and sanity: “Should I keep or toss this?”Are you afraid to open your kitchen cabinet because you know food storage containers are going to come pouring out like an erupting volcano? Do you spend hours searching for the email you need? Will you regret it tomorrow if you give away all your old concert T-shirts? And how many tote bags will you really use? Keep This, Toss That answers all of these questions and much more. Featuring dozens of illustrated Keep/Toss Checklists, the book shows you exactly what you need—and what you can safely toss, regret-free (even if you’re a sentimentalist or saver)—in every room of your house, for each hobby or activity, and even online. It also includes: • quick tips on clever storage solutions • tools and utensils that can do double duty • advice on how to customize the lists to suit your house, your family, and your lifestyle. Answering the one key question you need to get organized and live happily with just the stuff you love, Keep This, Toss That is the one organizing book you must have.

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Unclutter Your Life

Unclutter Your Life

by Katherine Gibson

Are you ready to move into a bright clutter-free future? From noise pollution to financial messes and stressful relationships, clutter affects ALL aspects of our lives–not just our physical spaces. If you¹ve tried feng-shui and other organizing techniques and you still can’t find clarity in your life, this down-to-earth guide will show you how to evict the clutter culprits and cultivate peace of mind in your home and soul.

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Secrets of an Organized Mom

Secrets of an Organized Mom

by Barbara Reich

Mothers are the queens of the castle and usually the organizers-in-chief. Secrets of an Organized Mom is a trusted resource not to be dismissed as organizing guru Barbara Reich offers a life-changing program for your life and home.

Mothers can feel like life is running on a never-ending loop. Just when one problem or responsibility is overcome, another trips us up. But help is on the way: Barbara Reich has all the strategies for staying ahead of the curve—and she’s wrapped them up into four easy steps that can be applied to any organizing project: 1. purge, 2. design, 3. organize, and 4. maintain.

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At Home with Madame Chic

At Home with Madame Chic

by Jennifer L. Scott

Approach life at home the Madame Chic way: a beautiful, illustrated toolbox of tips and ideas for organizing, entertaining, and savoring a stylish life.When she arrived at Madame Chic’s Parisian apartment as a foreign exchange student, Jennifer Scott was a casual California girl who thought sweatpants were appropriate street attire. Madame Chic took Jennifer under her wing and tutored her in the secrets of how the French elevate the little things in life to the art of living.

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Make Room for What You Love: Your Essential Guide to Organizing and Simplifying

Make Room for What You Love: Your Essential Guide to Organizing and Simplifying

by Melissa Michaels

Your home is where life happens. Melissa Michaels, New York Times bestselling author of Love the Home You Have and the best-selling book and blog The Inspired Room, knows how it feels to become overwhelmed by stuff.

In spite of the messes and clutter that accumulates in daily life and the inevitable life-changes that bring so much disorder in the house, a home should be a sanctuary.

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Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter: Simplify Your Life One Minute at a Time

Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter: Simplify Your Life One Minute at a Time

by Erin Rooney Doland

Whether you have thirty seconds, one minute, five minutes, or fifteen minutes, this organizing daily devotional offers tips, checklists, weekend projects, quizzes, and encouragement that will help you find the time, motivation, and permission to let go of sentimental clutter, set up storage solutions, and establish routines that make sense for your life.

Filled with practical advice and small, doable projects that were created with your busy life in mind, Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter is a loyal resource, as well as a workbook, that you can rely on for straightforward, inspiring advice and tips you can return to time and time again.

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Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind, and Soul

Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind, and Soul

by Ruth Soukup

STUFF. It’s everywhere. Lurking in corners and closets, spilling onto counters and coffee tables, creating havoc everywhere we look. And it’s not just the physical clutter that weighs us down. Oh no, it is the stress of overbooked schedule, and the weight of a life that sometimes feels oppressive and totally out of whack.

New York Times bestselling author Ruth Soukup feels your pain–she has been there too. Through personal stories, Biblical truth, and practical action plans, she will inspire and empower each of us to finally declutter not just our home, but our mind and soul as well. Unstuffed is real, honest, and gets right down to the question we are all facing–how can we take back our lives from the stuff that is weighing us down?

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The Mindset of Organization: Take Back Your House One Phase at a Time

The Mindset of Organization: Take Back Your House One Phase at a Time

by Lisa K. Woodruff

Most organizational books on the market profess to have a one-size-fits-all solution to home organization. Common anthems are to: go paperless, get rid of everything that doesn’t spark joy and capsulize your wardrobe. While some find success using these methods the majority of American women are facing decades of delayed decisions piled high in unmarked boxes and shoved in storage rooms bursting at the seams. Fifteen minute a day organization tips and color coordinated plastic boxes are no match for the memories and clutter contained in those rooms. What is needed is a complete mindset shift. It’s time to look at home organization in a whole new way.

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