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Below is a list of books that we, as professional organizers / productivity consultants, often read ourselves or recommend to clients.  We welcome you to peruse the list and see if any titles resonate for you. When we work with our clients in their homes and offices we often see many books that have become "clutter" with the passage of time. Therefore, if you decide to read any of the books listed below, we might suggest that you borrow the book from your local library.


Becker, J. (2014) Clutterfree with Kids: Change Your Thinking, Discover New Habits, Free Your Home

Glovinsky, C. (2002) Making Peace with the Things in Your Life

Goldberg, D. (2005) The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond

Kolberg, J. (1998) Conquering Chronic Disorganization

Kondo, M. (2014) The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Lehmkukl, D. and Cotter Lamping, D. (1993) Organizing for the Creative Person

Morgenstern, J. (1998) Organizing from the Inside Out

Morgenstern, J. (2008) Shed Your Stuff, Change Your Life

Pedersen, S. (2013) Learn to Organize

Smallin, D. (2002) Organizing Plain & Simple

Tolin, D., et al. (2007) Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding

Williams, D. and L. Jaggar (2005) Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Other Prized Possessions


Allen, D. (2015) Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Benson, J. and T. Barry (2011) Personal Kanban: Mapping Work, Navigating Life

Morgenstern, J. (2004) Time Management from the Inside Out

Mullainathan, S., and E. Shafir. 2013. Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much 

Pychyl, T. (2010) Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change

Sanders, D. (2011) Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff


Byrne, H. (2016) The Here and Now Habit: How Mindfulness Can Help You Break Unhealthy Habits Once and For All

Dean, J. (2013) Making Habits, Breaking Habits

Duhigg, C. (2012) The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business

Heath, C. & Heath, D. (2010) Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard

McChesney, C., S. Covey, and J. Huling (2012) The 4 Disciplines of Execution

McGonigal, K. (2012) The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works


Brown, T. (2005) Attention Deficit Disorder

Hallowell, E. (1994, 2011) Driven To Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood

Hallowell, E. (2015) Driven To Distraction At Work: How To Focus and Be More Productive

Kelly, K. & Ramundo, P. (2006) You Mean I'm not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?!

Kolberg, J. and Nadeau, K. (2002) ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life

Tuckman, A. (2009) More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD


Brown, B. (2010) The Gifts of Imperfection

Frederickson, B. (2013) Love 2.0

Hayes, S. (2005) Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Lewis, P. (2013) The Secret World of Sleep: The Surprising Science of the Mind at Rest

Satter, E. (2008) Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family: How to Eat, How to Raise Good Eaters, How to Cook

Warren, E. and A. W. Tyagi (2005) All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan


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