That looks nice, doesn’t it? (Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash)

Books That Will Help You Tidy Up

But just 5 because we don’t want your life to be cluttered


At first, we were skeptical about Marie Kondō’s philosophy of decluttering because of this scary sentence from her Netflix show, Tidying Up:

Ideally, you should have less than 30 books.

We were in deep, deep, book-loving denial about this concept until we realized that she was trying to be helpful to individuals who struggle immensely with clutter in their lives. Moreover, she gives people the option to keep as many as they want. It was just a suggestion, folks!

Don’t worry, we are keeping our 18+ miles, but if you want to get rid of a few books, we can buy them from you!

Crying at how cute this is @renblakely

Anyway, we won’t clutter your life with too many extra books, but here are 5 fantastic reads that will help you on your journey to a joyful, organized life.

Planners? We can help you with that too.

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

I feel decluttered just looking at this book cover

Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness by Gretchen Rubin (Out March 5)

Pre-order exclusively with Strand!

Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight

Ah, the art of mental decluttering

Declutter Workbook: 101 Feng Shui Steps to Transform Your Life by Mary Lambert

Harmonize your environment

The Hoarder in You by Dr. Robin Zasio

Who else used to watch Hoarders?

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