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The Life-Changing Magic of Anti-Clutter Books


Just because we *love* the topic of organizing so much, here’s another post on the topic… (Editor)

How hemmed in by your stuff are you? As your kids drag back-to-school supplies and new clothes into your home, do you find yourself despairing, yet again, of any potential that you might ever manage it?

Don’t give up hope! These books are here to guide and inspire you until your life is once again in a state of blissful, organized happiness.

1573321The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

You’ve heard of this one. Kondo is a Japanese tidying expert who advocates keeping only what you really, really love. This book spent a long time on the New York Times Bestseller list for a good reason: everyone can benefit from its great advice!


823337The Queen of Clean Conquers Clutter by Linda Cobb

Before there was Marie Kondo, there was Linda Cobb! With gentle humor, Cobb tackles a subject that, at its worst, brings most of us to tears. She takes cleaning room by room, just like your mom told you, but her accumulated knowledge goes way beyond dusting and organizing dishware by size. If you like her timeless style, be sure to check out her other housekeeping books, too.


1088946Simplify Your Space by Marcia Ramsland

Did you know that clutter naturally stresses you out? If your desk at work has been driving you crazy, then the mountain of papers and pile of pens may have something to do with it! Get to a zen state of calm with the help of this decluttering staple.



971549Cleaning: Plain & Simple by Donna Smallin


Bottom line: you should clean! This doesn’t have to be an onerous task and it doesn’t have to involve enormous quantities of bleach. Donna Smallin reveals the best household hacks in history, from white vinegar against ants to baking soda in the detergent. You’ll never look back!


806198Cut the Clutter and Stow the Stuff by Lori Baird

Need space? It’s there! Our final spotlight features myriad ways of storing, stowing, and generally organizing the things you own. (Let’s face it: you won’t be able to get rid of everything!) As many a grateful reader has learned, this book is particularly useful for families.



Everyone can benefit from a regular once-over. Whether you’re getting rid of old stuff or finding space for new stuff, these books are on your side!



Author: Anna

Anna is a reference librarian and computer nerd at the Nevins Library. She is a fan of all speculative fiction.

2 thoughts on “The Life-Changing Magic of Anti-Clutter Books

  1. Haha, loved that first sentence. I’m all about that de-cluttering. Simplify Your Space seems like a book I need in my life, because clutter definitely stresses me out. I’m really liking your blog by the way. Some great reads about great reads. I’m reaching out to ask if you’d be interested in sharing your thoughts and opinions on Creators. We’re all about helping writers increasing their audiences, taking their writing to the next level and sharing their work with other enthusiasts. Feel free to shoot me an e-mail for more information, I’d love to hear from you. My contact details are on my blog.


    • Hi Char, thanks for the comment! It’s always nice to know that we have such an appreciative readership.
      As for, I’m afraid we won’t be able to review the company because we have no experience with it. (Also, since we’re a public library, we can’t endorse or advertise for-profit ventures.) That said, best of luck and keep reading! 😀

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