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Spring Cleaning, Bargain Hunting, and Where to Put It All…

Spring always makes us want to clean out our closets, garages, or storage spaces.

Then all the yard sales start – not to mention the return of the Arlington Flea Market – and we can’t help but pick up new treasures to replace the things we just got rid of…

So whether you’re selling your stuff, committed to bargain hunting, working through your fear of getting rid of stuff, or trying to organize the stuff you already have, we’ve got books to help.

 

Garage Sales and Thrift Shops…

I Brake for Yard Sales and Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, and the Occasional Dumpster

by Lara Spencer

A self-confessed frugalista shares her secrets for bargain hunting and tells you where to shop, what to look for, how to pay for it, how to restore it, and finally, where to put it in your house.

 

The Great Garage Sale Book: How to Run a Garage, Tag, Attic, Barn, or Yard Sale

by Sylvia Simmons

A practical advice book laced with wit and humor.

 

 

Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale

by Lynda Rutledge

Why is the richest lady in Bass, Texas suddenly selling off her worldly possessions?  And is she really selling that Tiffany lamp for $1?

 

 

Working through that urge to hoard…

 

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding

by Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee

Whether we’re savers, collectors, or compulsive cleaners, none of us is free of the impulses that drive hoarders to the extremes in which they live.

 

 

Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding & Compulsive Acquiring

by Michael A. Tompkins and Tamara L. Hartl

Preventive measures and treatments for compulsive hoarding, designed to help loved ones of hoarders use harm reduction to aid in living a safe and comfortable life.

 

 

Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother’s Compulsive Hoarding

by Jessie Sholl

To be the child of a compulsive hoarder is to live in a permanent state of unease. Because if your mother is one of those crazy junk-house people, then what does that make you?

 

And Getting Organized…

 

Clutter Busting

by Brooks Palmer

Encourages readers not to define their worth and happiness by their possessions; provides exercises for throwing away useless household items, people, and memories.

 

 

Home Organizing Workbook

by Meryl Starr

A practical guide to banishing clutter from every room in the house.

 

 

Organize Your Corpses

by Mary Jane Maffini

Professional organizer Charlotte Adams has perfectly organized closets – but her life’s a mess. She dumps her cheating ex-fiance, moves back home and starts making to-do lists… which include solving the occasional murder.

 

 

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