Go to any bookstore or library and you’re faced with shelves of books offering helpful hints and systems for organizing your home. Here are some of the best-selling books on the subject:
Organizing Your Home Book Recommendations
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo
As a professional organizer, Marie Kondo created her own method for organizing. She suggests taking everything and putting it into one pile, then seriously sorting items to only keep the ones that you truly love. Even sentimental items can be culled, although she recommends taking time to accept closure in order to move on from those items. With fewer belongings and less clutter, Kondo claims that her KonMari method will “magically transform your life.” This #1 Best Seller was followed by Kondo’s second book, Spark Joy.
“We should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of.” –Marie Kondo
Make Room for What You Love, by Melissa Michaels
Melissa Michaels focuses on why you develop clutter in the first place, and defines how to make decisions about belongings and organize them in a way that offers a new perspective and makes them special. Like Kondo, she encourages readers to keep only the things they love right now, disposing of things from the past. Michaels’s blog, The Inspired Room, is a Better Homes & Gardens favorite. She is also the author of Love the Home You Have.
“The home that is supposed to be our sanctuary, our haven from the chaos outside, is full-to-overflowing with things that drown out the peace we are craving.” –Melissa Michaels
How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House’s Dirty Little Secrets, by Dana K. White
While most organization advice comes from organized people, self-confessed slob Dana K. White chronicles her failures and successes with her self-described “deslobification process,” ideas she has developed, tested and proven in her own home. With humor, she explains that cleaning is a series of ongoing pre-made decisions. White is also the author of Decluttering at the Speed of Life. Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff that helps readers end their paralyzing emotional attachments to stuff and make real decluttering decisions.
“My attention span and my available time and caring “whatsoever about this mess” are not guaranteed to exist in Later Land, so I can’t go there.” — Dana K. White
The Complete Book of Home Organization, by Tony Hammersley
“Less is more,” says Tony Hammersley in her #1 Best Seller. This book is pretty enough to display on a coffee table and pick up time and time again for quick-reading methods and tips on how to organize every space in your home. She offers a yearly 14-week challenge to help others conquer clutter and is the author of the popular blog A Bowl Full of Lemons that offers a variety of printable organizational tools.
“Clutter happens when we have too much stuff to realistically manage.” – Tony Hammersley
Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism, by Fumio Sasaki
Fumio Sasaki was a regular guy who eliminated stress by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need, with remarkable results. He gained true freedom and focus, and felt a sense of gratitude for all that was around him. He shares his minimalist experience with tips on how you can reduce your belongings and enrich your life.
“Why do we own so many things when we don’t need them?” –Fumio Sasaki
Organize Your Home with 123JUNK
These books offer great advice on how to declutter and streamline your home for a happier and more fulfilling life. So what do you do with all the stuff you’re getting rid of? Call 123JUNK. We make it our business to make it easy for you to donate, dispose, or recycle items you no longer need or want. Like Marie Kondo says, “Just make piles.” Our uniformed team members will take your entire lot so you don’t have to go through the trouble of sorting out items again. We make it our job to sort through each pickup to pull out items that our charitable partners can use or sell to raise money, cull out recyclable items like electronics and metals and take them to the recycling center, and take only what is truly unusable to the landfill.
Organizing a home is never easy, but we’re trying our bit to make it a less challenging task. Call 123JUNK today to make your pickup appointment.