Ya'll, I love to read. It's just about my favorite thing to do. And it's a darn good thing too, because I had to read a lot of books when I started this business! Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite books on organizing, and why they made my list.
The Tickler File. Yes, that is what it's called. Poor thing.
Have you heard of this? It was new to me when I started professionally organizing and I was almost embarrassed to tell a client to look into it because it sounds...well...WEIRD.
I really love Harry Potter. Some times, after a project with a client is completed, I think it would be so nice to cast a spell on that area of their home that would protect it from, well, humans. You know. Messes. Future crap. More stuff. Unhelpful habits that lead to undoing. All kinds of unraveling.
I have clients ask from time to time about selling things they are ready to part with. This article I discovered on Man VS. Debt is a good explanation of the various ways and places you can sell, and the difference between them.
Here's another great article that shares selling tips and directions for Ebay, Craigslist, and Facebook!
I recently read Joshua Becker's book, Clutterfree with Kids. Not only do I love to read, I love having resources to use in my own work with clients. Below is a summary of what you can find in the book.
Becker's books is divided into 3 sections. The first section talks a lot about our thinking patterns regarding our "stuff," as well as what minimalism actually is. I think a lot of people are scared of this word and think that organizers want to throw away all their things. This is not true!