My Top Five Cleaning Books

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My Favourite Cleaning and Organisation Books

11 May , 2015  

Recently I am all about warm coffee, home-made cake and great books!

In my pursuit of inspiration I came across these wonderful home cleaning and organisation resources that I hope will inspire you too!

House Works by Cynthia Townley Ewer

House Works

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Amazing tips on how to cut clutter and organise items so you always know where the things you need most are at. Needless to say the book is organised really well, so you can easily find the home solution you need. Its main focus is to help you stay on top of clutter and speed your cleaning. No one can really afford nowadays to spend a whole day cleaning and Cynthia will help you organise your chores.

Amazon rating: 4,4/5

The Cleaning Bible by Kim Woodburn and Aggie Mackenzie

The Cleaning Bible

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This is one I go to when I have different ‘cleaning situations’ that I haven’t encountered before. It is a great combination of useful practical tips and humour. Some may not fancy the authors calling you “love”, but I didn’t mind the authors’ attempt to get personal. In my view this made the book really easy to read, provided it’s in the relatively boring context of cleaning and house organisation. The Cleaning Bible is also well-structured and packed with everything from basic stuff to advanced cleaning tips I really needed to learn.

Goodreads rating: 3,96/5

Clutterfree With Kids by Joshua Becker

Clutter Free With Kids

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Yeah, right… Like you can really live a clutter-free life with kids.. Pfff. Well, according to Joshua Becker, you can! This book is a priceless resource for parents with one or more children, providing true and tested tactics and insights to help you stay on top of clutter. Always. Not just for the next 5 minutes.

My favourite quote that summarizes pretty much the entire book is in Joshua’s words:”There is more joy to be found in owning less than can ever be found in organizing more.”

Truer words have never been spoken! if you go with this book (which I believe you should) passages from it will end up on your fridge, bulletin board, in your Kindle clippings and even Facebook statuses.

Amazon rating: 4,6/5

Living With Less: An Unexpected Key to Happiness by Joshua Becker

Living With Less by Joshua Becker

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It should come as no surprise that after reading ‘Clutterfree with Kids’ I was back for more. Joshua Becker’s ‘Living With Less’ is lighter on practical advice and provides a more cultural and philosophical account on the fact that our lives, homes and minds are cluttered. The whole book’s purpose is not to give you practical advice on how to minimise stuff, rather than to inspire you to start. Minimalism is seen not as the ultimate goal, but as the path, the journey we should take. ‘Living With Less’ has a Christian viewpoint, but ultimately helps you realise your life is too valuable to spend it chasing possessions. This book will empower you to draw a line: “Enough is Enough!”

Amazon rating: 4,6/5

Clean Sweep by Alison Haynes

Clean Sweep by Alison Haynes

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Unlike the previous two books which were lighter on practical tips and more about inspiration and encouragement, ‘Clean Sweep’ by Alison Haynes is the absolute opposite. It is all about household management and rolling up your sleeves. The author aims to help you turn your home into a “streamlined and stress-free sanctuary of comfort”. This excludes clutter, dust mites and stains. I love her neat indexes, tables and lists.

Goodreads rating: 3/5

Lana Jane Fox

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