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Read Alikes: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Want a fresh start to the New Year? Why not tidy up? Try out some of the latest approaches to this age-old problem starting with best-selling author Marie Kondo.

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With Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less, spring cleaning takes on a whole new meaning. You'll read stories about people who found happiness in an unlikely way: by saying no. No to buying more stuff, no to taking on additional time-filling commitments, and no to trying to please everyone all of the time.
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Morin, Brit, 1985- author.
Brit Morin, founder of the wildly popular lifestyle brand, app, and website Brit + Co, reimagines homemaking for the twenty-first century, making it as simple as possible to go from amateur to pro with easy charts, tips, recipes, DIY projects, and tech shortcuts. Simple, beautiful, and stylish, it offers the digital generation a wealth of innovative ideas and how-tos for a more creative life.
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White, Dana, (Dana K.), author.
"The dirty little secret about most organizing advice is that it's written by organized people," says blogger, speaker, and de-cluttering expert Dana K. White. Dana explains that cleaning your house is not a onetime project but a series of ongoing premade decisions. Her reality-based cleaning and organizing techniques debunk the biggest housekeeping fantasies and help readers learn what really works.
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Jay, Francine, author.
Rather than the "crash diet" approach found in other tidying up books, Jay shares simple steps to cultivate a minimalist mindset and form new habits, paving the way to lasting success.
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Yourgrau, Barry.
Encounters with a professional de-clutterer, a Lacanian shrink, and Clutterers Anonymous as well as explorations of the bewildering universe of new therapies and brain science, help the author navigate uncharted territory: clearing shelves, boxes, and bags. This is the story of one man's efforts to learn to let go, to clean up his space (physical and emotional), and to save his relationship.
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Carter, Mary Randolph.
For all those who choose to live "imperfectly" with the messy things they love, this book shows how to do so creatively, happily, and with considerable style ideas from leading designers. This volume explores how real-life tastemakers (photographers, textile designers, fashion designers, writers, artists) integrate their life and interiors to live well with their passions, histories, conveniences, and inconveniences.
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Boyle, Erin, author.
At once pragmatic and philosophical, Simple Matters is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment, but for our own happiness and well-being, too. Boyle embraces the notion that "living small" is beneficial and accessible to us all - whether we're renting a tiny apartment or purchasing a three-story house.
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