I have a confession to make. One of the main reasons why I chose to be a minimalist is because of the clutter in my house. A messy house is so stressful—the stress flow all over my life, thus affecting even how I handle my finances and my time.
I was embarrassed whenever people are coming over. I am always worried when something is missing because chances are I might not find them anymore. My home office, my closet, my kitchen, almost all parts of my house is full of clutter. It's so annoying and so opposite to those home photos I see on Pinterest.
So I finally decided to go for minimalism.
There are tons of minimalism books that helped me. But let me tell you that if your focus is on decluttering, you should read books that are specifically written for that purpose.
Let me give you a head start by suggesting some books that helped me.
Cassandra Aarssen is an organizational expert and a famous YouTube star when it comes to cleaning. She helps her readers by giving them simple decluttering tips and step-by-step information.
Her book, tells us that it only takes at least 15 minutes each day to achieve an organized house.
Can you believe it? I can't believe it at first! But it was really effective since minimalism starts with small simple steps. This book comes with amazing tips and tricks that are super easy to follow.
Another book you should read is I relate to this author very much because she is a wife, a mom and she wants the best for her family.
She includes kids and family members to her decluttering tips. Melissa Michaels offers us practical tips on finishing the things you have started and staying focused no matter what.
This book entitled talks about some basic and time-saving tips on how you can arrange your rooms in a neat condition. I love the part where it talks about cleaning closets. That's one of the things in my life that I struggle with.
This book also deals with breaking your house down into several different areas, such as the entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, garage, and all the rooms you have in your house.
The author does an amazing job giving easy-to-follow tips and step-by-step instructions so you can organize each room successfully.
This last book I am going to share is a gift from a fellow minimalist co-worker. provides an 8-week process to get your house, room, apartment or even your office in order. What's nice about this book is that the author includes some decorating tips, not just organizing tips!
Are you ready to own a home that is identical to those Pinterest-like photos? These books will teach you where and how to start.
Thank you for reading.
I hope that you will take time to check these books out. Trust me! They will help about the lifestyle changes you can make to be a successful minimalist.
Let me help you get back to the basic and motivate you to slow things down so you can sit back and enjoy that cup of coffee. Stay with me throughout my minimalism journey.
Just in case you are not yet convinced on switching to the minimalist lifestyle, I encourage you to keep checking out my articles.
All the best! xx MM
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