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7 Books to Read After Watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

If you’ve watched even one episode of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, you may already feel inspired to get a head start on your spring cleaning by decluttering, redesigning, and cleaning your space.

The new TV series follows organizing expert and author Marie Kondo as she encourages homeowners/renters to get sorted using the KonMarie method. This organization technique has you go through your clutter and belongings based on 5 different categories of items: clothing, books, paper documents, and “Komono.”

(Warning for fellow book lovers: Part of Marie’s technique DOES include throwing out some of your favorite reads away. Obviously, you don’t have to follow EVERY single step and suggestion in the KonMarie method, so feel free to ignore this part if you feel triggered. However, if you’ve already watched and feel a certain way about this book tossing method, I’d highly suggest looking at Buzzfeed’s 14 Hilarious Jokes About Marie Kondo Wanting To Tidy Your Books.)

Whether you’ve finished the show already or are getting ready to binge it, here are 7 books to get you thinking about how you want to declutter, redesign, and clean your home…

When You Need a Push to Throw Out Some Old Clutter….

Check out THE GENTLE ART OF SWEDISH DEATH CLEANING by Margareta Magnusson, THE MODERN ORGANIC HOME by Natalie Wise, and SIMPLY CLEAN by Becky Rapinchuk. These books are the inspiration you need to finally do away with some of the clutter that’s been collecting in your home or apartment. These books help you to reassess what you actually use, need, and are attached to in your space. By the time you’ve finished these reads, you’ll be ready to take out a trash bag and donate all of those old T-shirts you never wear that have been collecting dust in the back of your closet.

To Inspire Your Inner Home Designer….

Flip through BIG DESIGN, SMALL BUDGET by Betsy Helmuth and THE CUSTOM ART COLLECTION- ART FOR THE TRADITIONAL HOME by Jamin and Ashley Mills. Now that you’re home is decluttered, you might feel the urge to begin redesigning your space. You can release your inner Chip and Joanna Gaines by finding different tips and ideas to redecorate in an affordable matter with these fun books.

For Finding the Perfect Organization System….

Read THE COMPLETE BOOK OF HOME ORGANIZATION by Toni Hammersley and ORGANIZATION HACKS by Carrie Higgins to keep your home decluttered and neat! These reads will help you find organization hacks that work best with your home, personality, and lifestyle for a tidy environment you can actually sustain.

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