When our surroundings are in harmony, we tend to feel the same way. Having an organized space around you can not only help you feel better, it can help you be more productive.
Whether you’re preparing to host family members for the holidays or just want a less-cluttered home, check out a few of these books from the local library to help you get started:
The Complete Book of Home Organization by Toni Hammersley – From storage solutions and cleaning tips to secret space-saving methods and expert strategies, this book is packed with the tips and shortcuts you need to effectively organize your home.
The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify by Francine Jay – Shares the author’s philosophical approaches to decluttering a home, outlining practical steps for cultivating a minimalist mindset and developing healthier organizational habits.
Make Room for What You Love by Melissa Michaels – Offers advice on how to declutter the home while also keeping things that are important.
New Order: A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks (And Everyone Else) by Fay Wolf – Offers advice for getting rid of clutter in personal spaces, schedules, and mental habits, in order to improve productivity and spur creativity.
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo – An in-depth, illustrated manual on how to declutter and organize specific items throughout the house, from kitchen and bathroom items to work-related papers and hobby collections.
Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind, & Soul by Ruth Soukup – Through personal stories and easy-to-apply practical takeaways, this title will inspire and empower women to finally declutter not just their homes, but their minds and souls as well.
8-Minute Organizer: Easy Solutions to Simplify Your Life in Your Spare Time by Regina Leeds – Explains how to organize a home in a few minutes each day, covering closets, junk drawers, mail, periodic tasks, and daily routines.
Secrets of an Organized Mom: From Overflowing Closets to the Chaotic Play Areas by Barbara Reich – A guide to streamlining home clutter and improving overscheduled lifestyles shares strategies based on simplicity and consistency, providing room-by-room recommendations for organizing and maintaining every area of the home.