5 Must-Read Books on Decluttering and Organising your Home
Spring cleaning can seem like a daunting task and no one will blame you if you feel like “preparing” for it with a nice cuppa and a good book. After all, preparation and mindset are crucial in anything you do.
And to help you get in the right mindset for spring cleaning (while also offering you an excuse to postpone it for a bit), we’ve put together a list of 5 must-read books that will help you take it to the next level with advice from the experts.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Probably the most famous book on decluttering and organising a home, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is both a theoretical and practical guide. In this book, Marie Kondo explains her Konmari method, which is based on how items in your house make you feel.
Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana K. White
Decluttering at the Speed of Life takes a different approach to organising your home than most other books on the topic. The reason is that Dana K. White does not have the natural bent for decluttering that other authors do and the result is a book that feels relatable.
Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind, and Soul by Ruth Soukup
In Unstuffed, Ruth Soukup talks about decluttering not just your home, but also about getting rid of the clutter in your finances and spending habits, your relationships, and your mind. By sharing her personal experiences, she will make you feel empowered to take action.
Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life by Peter Walsh
Let It Go is the book that will help you declutter when downsizing or moving, and when dealing with meaningful mementoes or inherited possessions. Peter Walsh walks you through the practical steps while also helping you deal with the psychological aspect of it.
The Minimalist Way: Minimalism Strategies to Declutter Your Life and Make Room for Joy by Erica Layne
This book is about — you’ve guessed it — minimalism. Erica Layne explains how to apply this concept to every aspect of your life, with helpful exercises and activities that will help you determine your values as the first step of the process.
If you can’t decide which of the books has the best approach you can relate to, why not read all of them? Make a list of all the titles in your Lifefyle app so you always have them at hand.
Then, look for copies at your local library or purchase the e-book or audiobook version to avoid adding more items to your home. Or, if you do buy a physical copy, make sure to pass it on to a friend or family member or donate it when you’re done.