Recommended Reading

In my quest to organize my spaces and learn as much as possible about creating space for others, I have read many excellent books full of helpful hints and life-changing concepts. If you enjoy learning through the written word, here are some favorites that I highly recommend:

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
This is the original book by “KonMari”, a sensational author and speaker. I love her philosophy and have personally found her system works wonders.

Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
This is the 2nd book, which expands on the original with lots of illustrations.

The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo
Manga is a Japanese-style of graphic novel (i.e. comic book). The format is fun and breaks down concepts very quickly in a visual format. Great for kids and adults alike! I am constantly loaning my copy out to clients.

Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson
So inspirational! I put many of the tips in this book into practice and reduced my family’s waste drastically. Includes several recipes for DIY home cleaners and how to shop with minimal packaging.

Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff by Dinah Sanders
Not just a clever title title, this is a whimsical approach to de-cluttering with a light heart.

Sacred Space: Clearing and Enhancing the Energy of Your Home by Denise Linn
This book was one of my early inspirations to become a professional organizer with a soulful focus. If you are interested in a more spiritual approach, this book is amazing.