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Clean your Quarantine Away

Some decluttering books to help you relax

You might be using your time stuck at home to catch up on TV, but maybe now is the time to clean your closet or go through your bookshelf! If you want to clean, but need some help, here are a few experts writing on the subject of clean, happy homes. They will give you the tips, steps and tricks to getting your home in ship-shape by the time you return to your normal routine. 

Living Simple, Free & Happy: How to Simplify, Declutter Your Home, and Reduce Stress, Debt & Waste by Cristin Frank
Having a lot of stuff can be exhausting. It's time consuming, annoying and it costs you money. This book helps the reader to identify clutter and banish it from their home for good. Read this book to remove junk, reclaim your time and find the stuff you love under all of the trash holding you back. 

Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki 
Have you wanted to try minimalism, but find it too intimidating? You think, "I can't possibly do that, I need my stuff." You may think your life is incompatible with minimalism, but this book takes the mystery out of the practice. The author isn't a guru, he's just a regular guy who found himself overwhelmed by the things in his life, and decided to try something new. 

Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson   
Do you want to reduce your trash output, and help the planet by helping yourself? Bea Johnson and her family undertook a project to cut garbage out of their lives. They save money, spend more time together and stay healthy, all while using less plastic. If you're sick of taking out the garbage and want to do better for yourself, and our planet, check out this book.

Clutter Free: Quick and Easy Steps to Simplifying Your Space by Kathi Lipp
Do you find yourself bringing things you don't need into your home? Can you not find the things you need under mountains of paper? Are you holding on to things you don't need, letting them take up space in your home? Have you stopped feeling happy spending time in your space? This book is for you. This book is full of tips and tricks to reduce clutter, get rid of the excess and find happiness in your home again. 

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
You cannot talk about decluttering and cleaning up a mess without talking about Marie Kondo, the Martha Stewart of the clear-out. KonMari, her clutter-clearing method has taken the world by storm, and her original book translated from Japanese is the original manual for cleaning success. Kondo shows you how to get rid of all of the excess, and feel good about it. She talks about the journey to clean, clutter-free living that will make even the most dedicated couch potato (yes, hello, it's me) get up and make changes. You can also check out her second book, Spark Joy, which talks about her concept of finding the items that bring you happiness. 

Interested in finding other titles on this subject, or just want to browse? You can check out a collection of Spring Cleaning books on OverDrive here