Your life will be a whole lot happier with a little less clutter

Less is more.

Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing And Tidying Up

By Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo’s unique KonMari Method of tidying up is nothing short of life-changing—and her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has become a worldwide sensation. In Spark Joy, Marie presents an in-depth, illustrated manual on how to declutter and organize specific items throughout the house—from kitchen and bathroom items to work-related papers and hobby collections. User-friendly line drawings illustrate Marie’s patented folding method as it applies to shirts, pants, socks and jackets, as well as images of properly organized drawers, closets and cabinets. This book is perfect for anyone who wants a home—and life—that sparks joy.

The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals

By Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin

From the home organizers who made their orderly eye candy the method that everyone swears by comes Joanna and Clea’s signature approach to decluttering. The Home Edit walks you through paring down your belongings in every room, arranging them in a stunning and easy-to-find way (hello, labels!) and maintaining the system so you don’t need another do-over in six months. When you’re done you’ll not only know exactly where to find things, but you’ll also love the way it looks.

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family From a Lifetime of Clutter

By Margareta Magnusson

In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning—dö meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. With Scandinavian humor and wisdom, Margareta instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming.