What would happen if you treated decluttering as a spiritual practice? Marie Kondo’s bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (2014), takes this novel angle on aligning your space, your stuff, and your life. It will appeal to minimalists and meditators.
“Clutter is the physical manifestation of stress….We function best in spaces that feel good. And usually, when they feel good, they look good.” ~Debbie Bowie
“If you can’t do it now, looking at it won’t help you do it later. Looking at it will only make you tired.” ~Jane Allen Petrick
Donna Goldberg pretty much launched the field of student organizing, and her 2005 book The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond is the first title I recommend for parents and teachers of middle and high school students. That said, there’s much in this volume that speaks to the needs of the university community, especially graduate students and faculty. Continue reading
An organizing classic! Julie Morgenstern’s Organizing from the Inside Out discusses the following basic principles to create a functional arrangement for anything: Continue reading