Marie Kondo’s new book about “the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing” is inspiring people to both explore the Japanese aesthetic and use of space, and to focus on how decluttering and surrounding yourself only with things that are meaningful can change other aspects of your life.
Whether you can’t wait to read the book, or already read and loved it, here are five more books help you create your tidy space:
by Robyn Griggs Lawrence
Explore the Japanese art of imperfect beauty.
Space: Japanese Design Solutions for Compact Living
By Michael Freeman
Freeman, an authority on Asian design and art, presents text and photos describing intriguing examples of architecture and design projects. Each incorporates the Japanese esthetic of simplicity and light in a small living space, some as small, even, as a soy sauce barrel.
The Things That Matter
by Nate Berkus
Does your home tell the story of who you are? The Things That Matter convincingly lays out Nate Berkus’s philosophy that things do matter. Our homes tell our stories, they reflect the places we’ve been and the people we’ve loved along the way.
SoulSpace: Transform Your Home, Transform Your Life
by Xorin Balbes
Through the eight-stages of SoulSpace transformation – assess, release, cleanse, dream, discover, create, elevate, and celebrate – readers explore not only the design of their living spaces but also their own interiors: the ways they think, feel, and sense.
Unclutter Your Life in One Week
by Erin Rooney Doland
Clutter is a major source of stress, frustration, and lost time. Doland looks at all aspects of organization, including dealing with paper and informational clutter, and provides a blow-by-blow road map to creating and maintaining an organized, clutter-free home.