Clutter-clearing, simplicity, and getting organized

by googler@evpl on Monday, January 25 2010, 12:31pm. Viewed 1,291 times.

home storageA number of my online friends and I have started watching "Hoarders" on A&E, and we all seem to have noticed a change in the way we view our posessions and our homes: our homes are beginning to look crowded, with too much "stuff." (And other people's, too -- I'm amazed at all the people who park in their driveways in my subdivision, because their garages are full.)

I read somewhere that decluttering is a pretty common New Year's resolution, and with the first month of the year drawing to a close, this might be a good time to assess progress if it was one of yours. The Library has some resources to get you back on track if you haven't accomplished as much as you'd like, including bunches of books. Some are on how to tackle the job, others are on storage solutions, and others are on the philosphy behind the urge to declutter:

The Complete Guide to a Clutter-Free Home: Organized Storage Solutions and Projects

The Wisdom of Tuscany : Simplicity, Security & the Good Life -- Making the Tuscan Lifestyle Your Own

Go Organize: Conquer Clutter in Three Easy Steps

Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity

Unclutter Your Life in One Week

The Secrets of Simplicity: Learn to Live Better with Less

Organize Your Whole House: Do-It-Yourself Projects for Every Room

Shed Your Stuff, Change Your Life: A Four-Step Guide to Getting Unstuck

Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What's Holding You Back

Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life

The Everything Organize Your Home Book : Eliminate Clutter, Maximize Storage Space, and Make Every Square Foot Count!

Simplify Your Space: Create Order and Reduce Stress

Rightsizing Your Life: Simplifying Your Surroundings While Keeping What Matters Most

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lotech@evpl wrote
on Tuesday, January 26 2010, 10:26am

I didn't know you lived on my street!  Welcome to the neighborhood!  Thanks for your list of suggested titles.

kiya@evpl wrote
on Wednesday, January 27 2010, 10:37am

I don't think I'm as bad as "Hoarders," but it is a secret fear of mine that I'll get there before too much longer. And it is a constant resolution of mine to do better. Thanks for the reminder and the choice of books to help me get started - again. I think it really would relieve a lot of stress if I could pare down my belongings.