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10 of The Best Books to Help Get You Organized In the New Year

You’ve made the resolution to be more organized this year. But maybe you’re not quite sure how to do it. Don’t worry; we’ve got a list of books to help you. You’ll find tips, strategies, shortcuts, and ideas all designed to help you get (and stay) organized. This post contains affiliate links.* 

The Life-Changing  Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

This popular book was all the talk when it was first published, and if you’ve never read it, but are looking to organize your life, it is definitely one to pick up. For those who don’t know, Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant who developed the “KonMari Method,” which involves gathering your items and only keeping those that “spark joy.” And while others may guide you to declutter room-by-room, Ms. Kondo’s system asks you to do it “category-by-category.” And don’t forget to check out her new Netflix Show – Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.

It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff by Peter Walsh

Peter Walsh is the organization expert known from the TLC show Clean Sweep. In this book, Mr. Walsh “reveals the tools for taking control of your physical – and emotional – clutter in order to reclaim your life.” Readers will learn how to organize resulting in “freed-up space, less stress, and more energy for living a happier, richer life every day.”

Real Life Organizing: Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day by Cassandra Aarssen

Real Life Organizing: Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day is a #1 Amazon best seller. This book shows readers how to simplify their lives without making drastic lifestyle changes, and all in just 15-minute intervals per day. “Learn how to organize your home, simplify life and have more time for the things you love.” Learn her easy and inexpensive tips that will not only help you get organized but stay organized. 

Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Spark Joy is the companion book to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. In this edition, readers will find “clear folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks – plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets.” Additionally, readers will find advice on frequently asked questions as well as advice on specific categories such as cleaning supplies, kitchen tools, digital photos, and more. 

The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify by Francine Jay

Readers describe Francine Jay’s organizing book as a “fun and lighthearted guide to minimalist living.” The book is divided into four parts, and while much of the information may already be familiar to you, it all serves as a good reminder and may be just the impetus you need to actually start to pare down your possessions. 

One Year to an Organized Life: From Your Closets to Your Finances, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Completely Organized for Good by Regina Leeds

Pick up this book and follow its week-by-week strategy to having a more organized life. Learn how to make your kitchen efficient, master time management, entertain with joy, declutter your kids’ rooms, deal with finances, and more. Ms. Leeds was named the “Best Organizer in Los Angeles” by Los Angeles Magazine. 

It’s Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys by Marilyn Paul, Ph.D. 

Dr. Marilyn Paul provides readers with a seven-step plan that will assist in becoming “organized enough.” In this popular book, she draws on her “own experience as a chronically disorganized person” adding “warmth, insight, humor, and hope to this manual for change and self-discovery.” 

Simple Organizing: 50 Ways to Clear the Cutter by Melissa Michaels

Melissa Michaels has 50 ideas to help you get organized and help you determine which are the things you use and need and which are clutter and need to be removed. In addition to the multitude of tips and suggestions, readers enjoy the beautiful photographs serving as inspiration to recreate organized spaces within every room of their home.

Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern

New York Times bestselling author and professional organizer Julie Morgenstern has the tips you need to get and stay organized. Her basic steps – Analyze, Strategize, Attack – are designed to be applied to any space and situation. Readers will learn an “organizing plan that starts with understanding your individual goals, natural habits, and psychological needs, so that you can work with your priorities and personality rather than against them.”

Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide With Hundreds of Solutions to Your Everyday Challenges by Donna Smallin

Maybe you consider yourself fairly organized already, but you acknowledge there are certain areas that could definitely be improved. Ms. Smallin’s Guide may help. “Whether you’re craving a more functional closet, having trouble planning meals for your family, or trying to make sense of your finances, this straightforward guide offers proven techniques for living an efficient and clutter-free life.”

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