2. Spark Joy-An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up –by Marie Kondo. This is the sequel to The Life-Saving Magic of Tidying Up. While the first book focuses more on the reasons behind the process Ms. Kondo uses to declutter (a category-by-category verses room-by-room), this book takes the reader by the hand and leads you through each category in order. It also addresses the fact that although some items do not spark joy (like your broom and dustpan), you should hold onto them for their utilitarian purposes.

“Discarding is not the point; what matters is keeping those things that bring you joy. If you discard everything until you have nothing left but an empty house, I don’t think you’ll be happy living there. Our goal in tidying should be to create a living environment filled with the things we love.” -Marie Kondo

3. Clutter Free –by Kathi Lipp. Less of a how-to guide and more of a why-do inspiration. Kathi narrows her focus down to how we accumulate clutter, why we keep it and the overall cost of clutter on our physical and mental well-being. The last chapter in the book is dedicated to how to get rid of stuff.

4. Cluttered Mess To Organized Success-by Cassandra Aarssen. Do you dream of getting organized, but have no idea where to start? This book, written by an admitted ‘clutterbug’ who also suffered from ADHD,  offers you everything you need to organize your home, family and your time. This book not only provides helpful tips and advice, but it is jam-packed with over 100 worksheets, forms, labels, schedules and everything else you need to organize your life.

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