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Spring time is fast approaching which means it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning! Whether you are someone who likes to get a head start on spring cleaning, or you need some tips for how to get yourself motivated, this list of spring cleaning books should help you:
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, by Marie Kondo
Marie Kondo is a Japanese clutter consultant whose “KonMari” method of organizing will positively inspire you to get sorting! Kondo doesn’t see decluttering as a mundane daily chore, but rather a special opportunity to learn about ourselves and make sweeping change in our lives. Her brilliant, pithy sorting motto is, “Does it spark joy?” The true magic in Kondo’s approach is that she treats organization as a tool for creating happiness. If you can’t afford a plane ticket to Japan and three months to get through her firm’s waiting list, this book is the next best thing.
Green Housekeeping, by Ellen Sandbeck
Why not use this spring as a chance to turn over a new (and very green) leaf? Ellen Sandbeck uses her gardener’s knowledge of healthy ecosystems to enlighten us in the ways of health-focused cleaning. This green guru’s no-nonsense approach emphasizes saving time, cutting out potentially harmful synthetic chemicals, and bringing environmentally friendly practices into our home cleaning routines. So go forth and get green-cleaning!
My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag…and Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha, by Jolie Kerr
True to its title, this book will clue you in on how to clean your way through the grossest of gross situations. It’s a veritable treasure trove of wisdom pertaining to every sort of cleaning problem, from the mundane (tabasco polishes copper!) to the almost unmentionable (how to get stains out of…unmentionables). The woman behind the popular weekly “Ask a Clean Person” column has got you covered for those cleaning conundrums you simply cannot ask your mom (or Martha) about.
Team Clean: The Ultimate Family Clean-Up-The-House Formula, by Carol Paul
Do you have any of those pesky clutter tornados commonly referred to as children? Are you tired of uttering the phrase, “I am not your maid?” If so, this is the spring cleaning manifesto you need. Carol Paul provides not only time-tested strategies for everyday tidiness challenges, but also gives you all the tools you need to transform your ragtag bunch of ragamuffins into an elite squad of clutter cutters. In addition to a clean home, you’ll have a new family tradition that strengthens your bond and adds some fun to your weekly routine. What family couldn’t use that?
Zen of Hoarding, by Saira Priest
This ebook offers 108 meditations on the emotional aspects of why we keep so much stuff. If you have a serious stuff habit that seems impossible to tackle (or, like some of us, you still have every theater ticket stub from every movie you’ve seen since 1998), you might want to settle into this positive, upbeat read that will help you do the inner work needed to streamline your life. This book reminds us our clutter issues aren’t really about our stuff, but about ourselves and our stories. Let this read give you a gentle nudge on your journey to a more beautiful space and a freer spirit.
Organize Now!: A Week-by-Week Guide to Simplify Your Space and Your Life by Jennifer Ford Bery
Clutter has a cost. It steals your storage space, robs your time and energy, and takes away the peace and beauty of your home. Don’t pay for it another minute—get organized, now!
This updated and expanded edition of the bestselling Organize Now! features even more quick, effective organizing ideas. Easy-to-follow checklists show you how to organize any part of your life in less than one week. You spend more time organizing and less time reading—a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle! Long-term goals help keep the clutter away for the months and years to follow, so you can maintain the order you create.
You’ll find help with everything from time management and routines to mental clutter, paperwork, pets, purses, toys, rooms and life events such as moving and celebrating the holidays.
Special money saving tips show you how to use your organizing efforts to cut costs around the house and even make a little money. Don’t let piles of paperwork, overflowing closets and overbooked schedules drain your resources and energy anymore. Take control with Organize Now!
One Year to an Organized Life: From Your Closets to Your Finances, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Completely Organized by Regina Leeds
Who would you be if you felt at peace and had more time and money? An organized life enables you to have more freedom, less aggravation, better health, and to get more done. For nearly twenty years, Regina Leeds-named Best Organizer by Los Angeles magazine-has helped even the messiest turn their lives around. Anyone can get organized-she’ll prove it to you! One Year to an Organized Life is a unique week-by-week approach that you can begin at any time of year. Regina helps you break down tasks and build routines over time so that life becomes simple, not overwhelming. Master time management Make your kitchen efficient Permanently organize closets and drawers Deal with your finances Reclaim “dumping grounds” like the guest room, garage and basement Declutter the kids’ rooms Organize your travel plans-and the vacation photos and souvenirs Entertain with joy Regina reveals her magic formula for organizing anything, plus her method to stop the chronic cycles of clutter, misplaced items, and lateness. Whether you’re living in chaos or just looking for new ways to simplify, this essential book will help you get the whole household organized-and stay that way.
The Get Organized Answer Book: Practical Solutions for 275 Questions on Conquering Clutter, Sorting Stuff, and Finding More Time and Energy by Jamie Novak
An organizing expert’s guide to winning the battle with clutter—for good.
Is there an easy system I can use to keep track of bills and receipts? Should I sell, give away, or just throw away the stuff I’m ready to part with? How can I get to all the “fix-it” projects I keep putting off? What’s the secret to making a habit of organizing? Where do I start?
In a world with more stuff, more to-do’s, and more wants, organizing and efficiency expert Jamie Novak offers clear and simple ideas to help readers cut through the clutter and find what’s important. Proven strategies show readers how they can better organize their lives—and find more free time and energy.
The Get Organized Answer Book tackles all areas of life and home: Where to start and how to stay motivated, simple organizing systems for clothes, bills, photos, and more, what to keep and what to throw away, how to stop the junk mail and end the paper piles, and inexpensive storage solutions for every space
Get Your Act Together: A 7-Day Get-Organized Program For The Overworked, Overbooked, and Overwhelmed by Pam Young and Peggy Jones
The SLOB Sisters are back after the phenomenal success of Sidetracked Home Executives (750,000 paperback copies sold), with a new program for organizing your home and personal life.
Sink Reflections by Marla Cilley
With her special blend of housecleaning tips, humor, and musings about daily life, Marla Cilley, a.k.a. The FlyLady, shows you how to manage clutter and chaos and get your home—and your life—in order. Drawn from the lessons and tools used in her popular mentoring program, the FlyLady system helps you create doable housekeeping routines and break down overwhelming chores into manageable missions that will restore peace to your home—and your psyche. Soon you’ll be able to greet guests without fear, find your keys, locate your kids, and, most of all, learn how to FLY: Finally Love Yourself.
What are your favorite spring cleaning books?
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