January: Get Organized Month!

The words "JANUARY" and "Get Organized!" in gold with gold ribbons on a dark blue background.

Every year, people resolve that this is the year they will finally get organized. Whether you hire a personal organizer, or do it yourself, a new year always feels like the best time for a fresh start! Since January is Get Organized Month, here are a few books to help you with YOUR fresh start.

 

The cover of "Martha Stewart's Organizing", which features rose, white, and gold desktop items neatly arranged around a planner, with the title of the book in the center.Martha Stewart's Organizing: The Manual for Bringing Order to Your Life, Home, and Routines
by Martha Stewart
648.8 STE 2020 (also available as an eBook!)

Trust Martha to help you master all things organizing - sorting, purging, tidying, and simplifying your life - with smart solutions and inspiration. Here, she offers her best guidance, methods, and DIY projects for organizing in and around your home. Topics include room-by-room strategies (how to sort office paperwork, when to purge the garage or attic), seasonal advice (when to swap out bedding and clothing, how to put away holiday decorations), and day-by-day or week-by-week plans for projects such as de-cluttering, house cleaning, creating a filing system, overhauling the closet, and more.

 

The cover of "Joy at Work" by Marie Kondō, which has a cream background and a light blue Japanese symbol on it.Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life
by Marie Kondō and Scott Soneshein
650.1 KON 2020 (also available as an eBook AND eAudiobook, as well as Book on CD and in Large Print!)

From the author of the smash hits The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy comes a new book about organizing your workplace. In Joy at Work, bestselling author and Netflix star Marie Kondō and Rice University business professor Scott Sonenshein offer stories, studies, and strategies to help you eliminate clutter and make space for work that really matters. Using the world-renowned KonMari Method and cutting-edge research, Joy at Work will help you overcome the challenges of workplace mess and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that come with a tidy desk and mind.

 

The cover of "Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD" by Susan Pinsky. It has teal text and is covered with yellow post-it notesOrganizing Solutions for People with ADHD: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized
by Susan C. Pinsky
616.8589 PIN 2012 (also available as an eBook!)

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are prevalent in society today, afflicting about 4.4% of the adult population—over 13 million Americans. Four out of every five adults do not even know they have ADD, and while it is often difficult to differentiate adults with true ADD from adults who are merely forgetful and disorganized, Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD outlines new organizing strategies that will be of value to anyone who wants to improve their organizational, or lack of, skills in their life.

 

The cover of "Clear your Clutter with Feng Shui" by Karen Kingston, which has an off-white background with a red stripe down the left-hand side, and the title and author's name in a clean, minimalist font.Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui
by Karen Kingston
133.3337 KIN 2016 (also available as an eBook!)

In this revised and updated edition of her classic, bestselling book, Karen Kingston draws on her wealth of experience as a clutter-clearing feng shui practitioner to show you how to transform your life by letting go of clutter. Her unique approach lies in understanding that clutter is stuck energy that has far-reaching physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual effects. You'll be motivated to clutter clear as never before when you realize just how much your junk has been holding you back!

 

Want to learn more about clutter and why we all have so much STUFF? Check out these titles, too!

 

The cover of "Clutter" by Jennifer Howard, which features a photo of an untidy pile of things with an orange wash over it, and the word "clutter" falling haphazardly down the page.Clutter: An Untidy History
by Jennifer Howard
306.3 HOW 2020

Clutter offers a fascinating and insightful account of what becomes of the stuff that we accumulate in our homes and lives. It's a powerful reminder of how the deeply personal acts of daily life are shared across families, cultures, economies, and countries, and an account of how one author's struggle to manage her family's clutter led to a deeper understanding of what matters most in all of our lives.

 

The cover of "Junk" by Alison Stewart, which has a white background with the title in large letters over a cardboard box overflowing with items.Junk: Digging Through America's Love Affair with Stuff
by Alison Stewart
381.45 STE 2016 (also available as an eBook!)

When journalist and author Alison Stewart was confronted with emptying her late parents' overloaded basement, a job that dragged on for months, it got her thinking: How did it come to this? She discovered she was not alone. Junk details Stewart's three-year investigation into America's stuff, lots and lots and lots of stuff. But it's not all dire. There are creative solutions to America's overburdened consumer culture. Junk is a delightful journey through 250-mile-long yard sales, and packrat dens, both human and rodent, that for most readers will look surprisingly familiar.

 

The cover of "The Revenge of Analog", which has a dark gray background and the words of the title and author in a chalk-like font in yellow and white.The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter
by David Sax
306.3 SAX 2016

By now, we all know the mythology of the digital revolution: it improved efficiency, eliminated waste, and fostered a boom in innovation. But as business reporter David Sax shows in this clear-sighted, entertaining book, not all innovations are written in source code. In fact, businesses that once looked outdated are now springing with new life. Behold the Revenge of Analog. Sax has found story after story of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and even big corporations who've found a market selling not apps but real, tangible things. Sax's work reveals not just an underreported trend in business, but a more fundamental truth about how humans shop, interact, and even think. Blending psychology and observant wit with old-fashioned reportage, Sax shows that humans need to work, sell, and live in the real world--not on a screen.

Posted by CrissyH on January 2, 2021