August 2019 - My Favorite Books for Organizing Inspiration!

My favorite books for organizing inspiration!

I’ve always loved learning. Ever since I completed my formal education and pursued my passion of organizing as a way to help others, I have deliberately sought out credible resources for further inspiration and instruction. Most of those resources are books. I relish the act of reading physical books (rather than articles on my phone, which inevitably just leads to browsing social media). A great day, for me, includes visiting the local library, perusing the online catalog, walking up and down the shelves with my head cocked at 90 degrees, and taking home a stack of books about home organization methods. 

I’ve come across some true gems, and I wanted to share them with the Iowa Professional Organizers community! 


NOTE: It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I somewhat pride myself on being a “minimalist”, so you will notice a trend among my selections. I know that not everyone aspires to be a minimalist; however, I feel that everyone can benefit from some of the philosophy of minimalism on their path to organization and productivity. Organizing is not a “one size fits all” exercise, so pick and choose what works for you!


The Minimalist Home | Joshua Becker

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The Joy of Less | Francine Jay

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New Minimalism | Cary Telander Fortin + Kyle Louise Quilici

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I also enjoyed these books more geared towards increasing your productivity potential:

The Power of Less | Leo Babauta

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Essentialism | Greg McKeown

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I’d love to hear about your favorite books and other resources related to organizing – please do share!

Happy reading 😊