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Sometimes what you need to kick start your decluttering is a good book. I am serious! I once read a book on decluttering that was so good I had to put it down when I was only halfway done because it was creating such an urge inside me to toss stuff I just had to get started. And I didn’t stop tossing until I had sent three truck loads to the thrift store.
That book and nine more are on this list of 10 books that will help you toss that clutter!
10 Books That Will Help You Toss That Clutter
This book is my most current read on decluttering. I found it really interesting how the author of Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight was able to prove a direct relationship between the excess in our houses and that on our hips.
What I really liked about Make Room for What You Love is how the author mentions several times in the book that decluttering for good is a gradual room by room process–finally a realistic timeline for decluttering.
If you need to declutter more than just your closets Unstuffed can help. The author goes beyond discussing how to deal with household clutter, discussing schedule clutter, emotional clutter, and relationship clutter.
If you know you should declutter your home, but you just can’t seem to find the motivation or the know how The More of Less is the book for you. I really like this author’s tips for dealing with items you’re not really sure if you should keep or toss.
This book inspired me to make a plan to do some serious extreme decluttering when I get home from the RV trip I am currently on with my family. The Nesting Place is a decorating book and not a decluttering book, but the tips within it will help you clear out the clutter to expose the beauty of your home.
The truth is I don’t agree with everything within the pages of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. For instance, I don’t think my socks have to be folded just so or they will feel neglected –my socks don’t have feelings, so as long as they fit into the space I provide for them all is well. However, the author does share more good decluttering wisdom than just plain weird stuff and adhering to her rules (the non-weird ones) can help you conquer clutter.
This is the book that I mentioned in my opening paragraph. Clutter’s Last Stand is an oldie but a goodie. It will have you tossing clutter by the truck loads. If you can’t get your hands on a copy, any of the author’s other clutter titles are just about as good, although Clutter’s Last Stand is my personal favorite–it is my decluttering motivation weapon of choice.
In Smart Organizing you will learn a simple three step decluttering method that you can apply over and over again to any room that you want to dig out from under clutter. This book is also full of ideas from real life people who are winning the clutter battle.
Do you just want someone to hold your hand and walk you through how to declutter each room of your home step by step? If so, 31 Days To A Clutter Free Life is a great read for you. I personally couldn’t see doing that much decluttering in one month, but you of course could easily slow down the plan to suit your own personal comfort level.
Go beyond decluttering your home and create a simple life–that is the essential message of Organized Simplicity. The book will help you look beyond the surface of why you need to declutter to what you want from a clutter free home.
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Do You Feel Like You Just Don’t Have Time To Declutter?
Feel like you would love to get rid of the stress your cluttered home is causing you, but you simply don’t know how you could squeeze time to declutter into your already cram packed life?
I recommend taking Make Over Your Mornings and/or Make Over Your Evenings. These are 15 day, video driven courses that come with a workbook for you to complete. Each day’s lesson consists of a five minute video, five minutes of reading and a five minute workbook activity.
The information I learned in the Make Over Your Evenings course gave me 30 minutes each and every morning without getting up earlier. The Makeover Your Mornings course is just as full of great time saving advice that can help you carve out time to rid your house of clutter and finally make your home the haven you know it could be.
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