Home Organization for Procrastinators
Home Organizing for Procrastinators
I read my home organization books like I read my cookbooks – purely for escapism, and with no plans for follow through. With that in mind, here’s a list of home organization books with nice pictures or quick lists and summaries, so that you can quickly read all the ways you could theoretically get more organized.
Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness by Gretchen Rubin
Full disclosure, I misplaced this book in my own home, and had to pay overdue fines on it. But it’s nice and small, and broken up into tiny chapters, so it is easy to pick up and put back down.
Organizing Plain & Simple by Donna Smallin
This book covers it all. There is a section on organizing room by room, on organizing time, on organizing home life, on organizing transitions (like moving), and much more. Smallin uses bullet lists and bolding, so the information is easy to skim.
Real-Life Organizing: Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day by Cassandra Aarssen.
Take a quiz to find out what type of clutterbug you are and get specific tips for your type. One of the great things about this book is that it has bite-sized tips so you can easily find the sections that pertain to you.
The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin
With Instagram-famous authors, it is no wonder that this is one of the most attractive home organization books I’ve seen. One of the key messages in the book is that organizing things in an aesthetically pleasing way will make you feel good, and if you feel good, you are more likely to stick with it.
Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith
This one is for people who like white tile and painted exposed brick, and want to pair their home organization project with design and style.
Complete Home Organization by Toni Hammersley
This is probably the best organized home organization book I have seen, and it features 166 projects broken down into a 15 week schedule. Heavy on pictures, with lots of practical tips, it also has stories from real people with before and after photos.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō
The book that started it all is surprisingly unintimidating, and easy to flip through.