It’s All Too Much: An East Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff by Peter Walsh. This a book written by a guy who was an organizer for the show Clean Sweep. I have not read the entire book yet, I have finished the introduction. I plan on reading the chapters right before I start those projects. I am ready to clean what the book calls “lazy clutter” and do the “kick start” using the “F.A.S.T” way of cleaning. I think that this book will be helpful.
Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life by Gail Blanke. I have read half of this book haven’t read the second half yet. The first half is about cleaning your physical space and the second half is about cleaning your emotional space. The premise of this book is to go through your house and get rid of 50 things, the catch is that like items count as 1 thing. So if you toss 150 magazines, that’s counts as one thing. I head about this book first from Jess Lively.
Organize Now!: A Week-by-Week Guide to Simplify Your Space and Your Life by Jennifer Ford Berry. I think that this book will be the most beneficial to this process. After the introduction this book is broken down to weekly sections on how to get a hold of your things. It breaks the processes down by task and room. We are on week 5 of the 56 weeks provided. Although some weeks don’t apply to our current life we will skip over those weeks and move on to another or take an extra week for a particularly difficult area. Dusan and I work really well with lists so I think this way of looking at things will be key for us.
I’m sure that there are many other books that are great for organizing tips and ways to let go of material objects. I purchased Throw Out Fifty Things a while ago because I liked the idea of the book. I am borrowing the other two books from my mom, so that help my selection process.