It’s that time of year when we set resolutions and goals to clean and organize everything in our home and life. Especially after the year that we just had! So, I have compiled a list of the best organizing books to get you started on the right track to getting your home in tip-top shape in no time.

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It’s funny how even though we just spent months stuck at home, our homes are more cluttered and unorganized than ever. Actually, it makes perfect sense to me. The more you and your kids are home, the more time you have to make a mess, and the more chaotic things are for sure.

Now you can stop the madness and get the clean and organized home you crave with these top 5 organizing books.

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#1 The Home Edit Life: The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything 

Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin stars of the Netflix series Get Organized with The Home Edit, show you how to organize all aspects of your life. From closets and refrigerators, to your purse and pet supplies, they cover it all.

Unlike some organizing gurus who guilt you into getting rid of everything, Clea and Joanna teach you how to live with the things you love, and the things you might not love so much, but need.

The photos in this book are beautiful and inspiring.


Organizing book by Martha Stewart

#2 Martha Stewart’s Organizing: The Manual for Bringing Order to Your Life, Home & Routines

Martha’s book breaks down organizing room-by-room. She covers things like how to sort office paperwork or when to purge the garage or attic. She also teaches you to organize by seasons such as when to swap out bedding and clothing, how to put away holiday decorations. And offers day-by-day or week-by-week plans for projects such as de-cluttering, house cleaning, creating a filing system, overhauling the closet, and more.

She teaches goal-setting, principles of organizing, useful supplies, with plenty of strategies, how-to’s, timelines, and checklists will help you stay organized all year long.


#3 The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level. She promises that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again.

Marie Kondo is still on top of the organizing trends with her “Does it spark joy” mentality and offers a different approach to organizing by catagory, and not by room.


organizing book cover

#4 The Complete Book of Home Organization

Tony Hammersly covers everything in this organization book. Broken down by room, then by each section in the room, you will have a step-by-step solution for every inch of your home.

This is one of the best organizing books I’ve seen if your looking for a quick way to find specific organizing tips for any space in your home.


#5 The Declutter Challenge: A Guided Journal for Getting your Home Organized in 30 Quick Steps

This book is for anyone who needs to get their mind set on organizing. After all, if your mind isn’t in it you’ll never get it done.

Cassandra takes you through a series of mental questions with adorable illustrations to get you in the right headspace to get things done.


If you need more quidance with decluttering your spaces, I have written a post to help you do just that. “How to declutter, what, where, when, how, and why”

cluttered papers and organized bookshelves

I hope these books get you in the mood to get your home organized and clutter free. Not only are they helpful, but they have beautiful images to get you inspired. Nothing like images of beautiful spaces to make you want to organize! Am I right?

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