Less Is More

These experts may offer different approaches, but the message is clear: Your life will be a whole lot happier with a little less clutter.

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

by Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo’s unique method of tidying up can be life-changing—and her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has become a worldwide sensation. In Spark Joy, Marie presents an in-depth, illustrated manual on how to declutter and organize specific areas throughout the house—from the kitchen to the bathroom. User-friendly line drawings illustrate Marie’s patented folding method as it applies to shirts, pants, socks and jackets. There are also images of properly organized drawers, closets and cabinets. This book is perfect for anyone who wants a more organized home—and life—keeping things that only spark joy.


The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals

by Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin

From the home organizers who made their orderly eye candy the method that fans swear by comes Joanna and Clea’s signature approach to decluttering. The Home Edit walks you through paring down your belongings in every room, arranging them in an attractive and easy-to-find way (hello, labels!) and maintaining the system so you don’t need another re-do in six months. When you’re done you’ll not only know exactly where to find things, you’ll get a sense of satisfaction from the way everything looks.

 

 


The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family From a Lifetime of Clutter

by Margareta Magnusson

In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning—dö meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” This rigorous process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done before others have to do it for you. With Scandinavian humor and wisdom, Margareta instructs readers to fully embrace minimalism. The author believes her method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, which ultimately makes for a less stressful experience in the future.

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