The season for spring cleaning is almost upon us! For some, they automatically get into the mood to clean, declutter, and refresh their homes. For others, they want to (or feel like they should) do some tidying up, but the motivation isn’t there. Here are
ten eleven books that will help you get started with removing the physical and mental clutter from your lives.
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Of course, I have to start with the queen of tidy, Marie Kondo. I’ve read these multiple times and love them! I have yet to complete a full KonMari tidying event, but I do use her folding methods for my laundry.
I am a huge fan of The Minimalists. I enjoyed all three of their books which take you through their own journeys into minimalism and how they go about living a meaningful life with less.
If you need help with an overflowing, or unsatisfying, closet, this book is for you! I absolutely love the advice in Project 333 even if I haven’t done the challenge myself yet. It’s a good place to get started if you want to pare down your wardrobe and dress your best.
Moving away from physical clutter, we’ve got Digital Minimalism which is exactly what it sounds like. While I don’t agree with everything, I do think we need to be more mindful of how we’re using technology. I deleted the three games I had on my phone before I even got to the end, and I’ve never missed them.
Onto more mindset stuff, Essentialism is all about living your life intentionally. Saying yes to what matters and no to what doesn’t.
Back to the physical clutter: In these two books, you see how one person took control of their surroundings and their life by getting rid of the stuff that they didn’t need. We really can live with much less than we think.
This book actually covers the cleaning side of things. It’s not all about getting rid of your stuff. You also just need to keep your living space clean and hospitable. The best thing about the author’s approach is that she doesn’t tell you to be perfect and go on a marathon cleaning spree. She suggests doing as much or as little as you can in short bursts.
I haven’t read these three yet (the first two are out in June!), but I will and I’m excited!