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15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home

Tired of living with the stress of a cluttered home? There are plenty of great books out there to help you become a more organized person with a clutter free home you love. 

Check out the list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home! I’m sure you’ll find the one that works best for you.

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up was the first book I read in an effort to get my house on track  from the cluttered and unorganized mess it was. I can’t tell you how much the book changed the way our family lives. It started us on the path to a more organized and clutter free home. It has been a long process for sure and we’re not quite where we want to be yet. But we’re getting close and that’s really exciting.

If you live on the planet and want to be more tidy then you’ve most likely heard of Marie Kondo’s book. It’s not new news. However, it’s still one of the books I always recommend to family and friends who are struggling in this area.

Tired of living with the stress of a cluttered home? Then this list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home is for you! | We Three Shanes

There are many different decluttering styles out there and it’s best to find one that works for you. You’re sure to find a style that suits your needs in one of these books. Let’s get on with the list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home!


15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home

Tired of living with the stress of a cluttered home? Then this list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home is for you! | We Three Shanes

 1. Thee Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

I still lend this book out to friends on a regular basis. Just about everyone who’s borrowed it ended up buying their own copy. This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.


Tired of living with the stress of a cluttered home? Then this list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home is for you! | We Three Shanes

2. Unf*ck Your Habitat: You’re Better Than Your Mess

Unf*ck Your Habitat is for anyone who has been left behind by traditional aspirational systems. The ones that ignore single people with full-time jobs; people without kids but living with roommates; and people with mental illnesses or physical limitations. Interspersed with lists and challenges, this practical, no-nonsense advice relies on a 20/10 system (20 minutes of cleaning followed by a 10-minute break.  This book is perfect if you’re looking to develop lifelong habits.


Tired of living with the stress of a cluttered home? Then this list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home is for you! | We Three Shanes

3. Simply Clean: The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day

From the cleaning and home-keeping expert and creator of the wildly popular Clean Mama blog comes a simple and accessible cleaning guide with a proven step-by-step schedule for tidying a home in just ten minutes a day. Simply Clean will help you effortlessly keep a tidy house and build habits to become a neat person—no matter how messy you may naturally be! 


Tired of living with the stress of a cluttered home? Then this list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home is for you! | We Three Shanes

4. Decluttering at the Speed of Life: Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with Stuff

In Decluttering at the Speed of Life, decluttering expert and author Dana White identifies the mindsets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter. Then, in her signature humorous approach, she provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out–for good!


Tired of living with the stress of a cluttered home? Then this list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home is for you! | We Three Shanes

5. Real Life Organizing: Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day

Real Life Organizing offers clutter free storage solutions and advice that can help you create a Pinterest-worthy home on a small budget: Learn how to organize your home, simplify life and have more time for the things you love.


Tired of living with the stress of a cluttered home? Then this list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home is for you! | We Three Shanes

7. Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook: Declutter and Organize your Home and Life with over 100 Checklists and Worksheets 

Do you dream of getting organized, but have no idea where to start? Cluttered Mess to Organized Success: Declutter and Organize your Home and Life with over 100 Checklists and Worksheets offers you everything you need to organize your home, family and your time. This book not only provides helpful tips and advice, but it’s packed with over 100 worksheets, forms, labels, schedules and everything else you need to organize your life.


Tired of living with the stress of a cluttered home? Then this list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home is for you! | We Three Shanes

7. One Year to an Organized Life: From Your Closets to Your Finances, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Completely Organized for Good

One Year to an Organized Life is a unique week-by-week approach that you can begin at any time of year. Regina, the professional named “Best Organizer in Los Angeles,” helps you break down tasks and build routines over time so that life becomes simple, not overwhelming. Whether you’re living in chaos or just looking for new ways to simplify, this essential book will help you get the whole household organized-and stay that way.


Tired of living with the stress of a cluttered home? Then this list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home is for you! | We Three Shanes

8. Organized Enough: The Anti-Perfectionist’s Guide to Getting-and Staying-Organized

If you’re looking to clean up but not clean out, if you want to declutter but don’t want to throw out eighty percent of your stuff, if you want to be able to find matching socks in the morning but don’t want a color-coded sock drawer, you’ve come to the right place.


Tired of living with the stress of a cluttered home? Then this list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home is for you! | We Three Shanes

10. Get Your House Clean Now: The Home Cleaning Method Anyone Can Master

A clean home is within your reach… You can become an expert at cleaning your home. All you need are the right tools and supplies, a little motivation, and the method that Beth McGee has perfected over 20 years as a home cleaning professional. You will learn how to clean, declutter, and organize your home as a simple and rewarding habit, not a chore.


Tired of living with the stress of a cluttered home? Then this list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home is for you! | We Three Shanes

10. Minimalist Living: Decluttering for Joy, Health, and Creativity

From About.com Reader’s Choice Award-winning author Genevieve Parker Hill comes a fresh new minimalism guide for everyone. If your garage, attic, closets, and surfaces are filled with clutter, all that extra stuff can get in the way of a full experience of life as it was meant to be lived. Minimalist Living covers not only techniques for decluttering, but how to fill your new found space with meaningful activities that add joy to your life and support your goals.


Tired of living with the stress of a cluttered home? Then this list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home is for you! | We Three Shanes

11. Clutterfree with Kids: Change your thinking. Discover new habits. Free your home.

Children add joy, purpose, and meaning to our lives. They bring smiles, laughter, and energy into our homes. They also add clutter. As parents, balancing life and managing clutter may appear impossible—or at the very least, never-ending. But what if there was a better way to live? Clutterfree with Kids offers a new perspective and fresh approach to overcoming clutter.


Tired of living with the stress of a cluttered home? Then this list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home is for you! | We Three Shanes

12. How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House’s Dirty Little Secrets

“The dirty little secret about most organizing advice is that it’s written by organized people,” says blogger, speaker, and decluttering expert Dana K. White. “But that’s not how my brain works. I’m lost on page three.” Dana blogs at A Slob Comes Clean, chronicling her successes and failures with her self-described “de-slobification process.” She has learned what it takes to bring a home out of Disaster Status, which habits make the biggest and most lasting impact, and how to keep clutter under control.


Tired of living with the stress of a cluttered home? Then this list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home is for you! | We Three Shanes

13. The Big Tidy-Up (A Golden Classic children’s book)

If you want to get your kids on board for a clutter free house then this re-released, kindle edition, childhood FAVORITE from the early 70’s is the book for you.  Jennifer’s mother has refused to touch Jennifer’s messy room until after Christmas Day. Free to let her room go, Jennifer turns a blind eye to the fustiness, the dustiness, and the spider’s webby empire up in the corner! Finally, one day, she can stand her own mess no longer, and gets to work— on the big tidy-up!


Tired of living with the stress of a cluttered home? Then this list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home is for you! | We Three Shanes

14. The Art of Clean Up: Life Made Neat and Tidy

This fun coffee table book by Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli, humorously categorizes everyday objects and situations by color, size, and shape. He arranges alphabet soup into alphabetical order, sorts the night sky by star size, and aligns sunbathers’ accoutrements—all captured in bright photographs sure to astonish even the pickiest of neat freaks. It’s not going to help you get organized but it’s a fun eye candy book.


Tired of living with the stress of a cluttered home? Then this list of 15 Must Read Books to Help You Declutter and Organize Your Home is for you! | We Three Shanes

15. Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo―he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need.


I really do hope this list of books to help you declutter and organize your home will get you started on a decluttering journey that you’re looking for. Don’t forget to pin the list for safe keeping!

Do you have a favorite decluttering or organizing book that’s not on this list? We’d love to hear about it in the comments.


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6 Comments

    1. Absolutely! If my house is a mess it just adds to the every stress. Decluttering can be great for your well-being.

  1. Hi Kim, Kristin, and Katie, what a great list of books. Marie Kondo’s book has definitely transformed the way I clean, and the way I manage messes. I can’t wait to go through the other books on this list.

    1. Marie’s book was the first one that kicked me into decluttering action. I love to watch her show on Netflix too. Thanks for stopping by and sharing Kamal!

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