With summer time beginning, this is the perfect time to organize your home. Want tips for how to declutter when it’s hard to let go of things? Please enjoy the videos and books listed below that will help you get rid of things you don’t need and find out the most efficient way to organize your home.
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The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results.
Decluttering For Dummies by Jane Stoller
This book cuts through the clutter, providing straightforward advice and simple, proven methods for organizing your home and your life–starting with your mind! Organized Jane (the name of her business as well as her identity) guides you through the psychology behind clutter and helps you create a game plan to declutter your home, manage storage spaces, clear digital and workspace clutter, and even decide what to do with the stuff you get rid of.
The One-Minute Organizer Plain & Simple by Donna Smallin
Bring order to your hectic life, quickly and efficiently. Donna Smallin offers innovative ideas and effective solutions to the busy person’s daily battle with both physical and mental clutter. This easy-to-follow guide includes 500 strategies that will help you make your world a more orderly place so that you can spend more time enjoying the things that really matter. Even if you don’t have time for a top-to-bottom organizational makeover, you can still unclutter your life . . . one short minute at a time.
Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana K. White
While the world seems to be in love with minimalism, many of us simply can’t purge it all and start from nothing. In Decluttering at the Speed of Life, decluttering expert Dana White identifies the mindsets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter, and then provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out—for good!
Making Space, Clutter Free by Tracy McCubbin
Learn how to declutter your home with expert Tracy McCubbin, who gets to the root of the problem and offers revolutionary help to anyone who has repeatedly tried to break their clutter’s mysterious hold and achieve a clutter-free, minimalist home. Her powerful answer lies in the 7 Emotional Clutter Blocks, unconscious obstacles that stand between thousands of her clients and financial freedom, healthy relationships, and positive outlooks.
Martha Stewart’s Organizing by Martha Stweart
The ultimate guide to getting your life in order—with hundreds of practical and empowering ideas, projects, and tips—from America’s most trusted lifestyle authority
Trust Martha to help you master all things organizing—sorting, purging, tidying, and simplifying your life—with smart solutions and inspiration. Here, she offers her best guidance, methods, and DIY projects for organizing in and around your home.
Project 333 by Courtney Carver
Wear just 33 items for 3 months and get back all the JOY you were missing while you were worrying what to wear. In Project 333, minimalist expert and author of Soulful Simplicity Courtney Carver takes a new approach to living simply—starting with your wardrobe. Project 333 promises that not only can you survive with just 33 items in your closet for 3 months, but you’ll thrive just like the thousands of women who have taken on the challenge and never looked back. Let the decluttering begin!
Clean Your House Like a Pro was written for anyone who dreams of a clean, purposeful home and has found one roadblock after another trying to get to that point. It’s here to take the burdens of housekeeping off you and help you grow to appreciate the routine of cleaning. It takes the guesswork out of the effectiveness of different cleaning products by providing its own set of test results. It gathers the massive bulk of cleaning tasks and breaks them down in a way that returns your weekends to you.
From small spaces to huge apartments, the solutions enclosed in the book spell out everything you need to de-clutter your house. The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once — and quickly. After that for the rest of your life, you only need to choose what to keep and what to discard.
In Beautifully Organized: A Guide to Function and Style in Your Home, Nikki Boyd shares her best advice for how to create an organized, beautiful, and welcoming home. Nikki developed and honed her five essential steps to an organized home through her experience working as a professional organizer.
-Hongmei, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian