The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up; Marie Kondo
Ten Speed Press
Japanese organizational and cleaning consultant, Marie Kondo tells readers that if you simplify and organize your house or apartment one time, you'll never need to do it again. She suggests cleaning/purging by category not by room. For example, take every stitch of clothing you own from all locations and ask yourself ---- "Does this item give you joy?" If the answer is NO, toss it. While this book did help me declutter my closets and my bookshelves, it left out areas where clutter is sometimes a problem, like garage stuff, tools and the like, although I guess you could easily apply the some of the same principles.
One thing that she suggests that just wasn't me was the concept of "rolling" my clothes - tees, sweaters etc and placing them in drawers. I've been one who irons my tees, jeans and the like and to me, rolling these items kind of defeats the "wrinkle free" purpose. I did try "rolling" with my workout clothes and will agree that it takes up less space in my drawers, but that's as far as I went with the rolling.
Overall, I think this is an okay book that gives readers some great ideas and will definitely make you want to take a second look at the clutter around your home and get you purging unnecessary items. It did feel great to donate lots on unneeded stuff.