Wednesday, 4 September 2019

The arrival of spring brings warmer weather, budding flowers and a reminder to clean. We, of course, have books that can help with that. 

Fresh clean home: Making your own natural cleaning products by Wendy Graham 

Discover how to make your own cleaning products to maintain a germ-free home whilst avoiding a cocktail of chemicals. 

Home edit: A guide to organising and realising your house goals by Clea Shearer

There's decorating and then there's organising. Here is an accessible, room by room guide to establishing new order in your home.

Cozy: The art of arranging yourself in the world by Isabel Gillies

To be truly cozy, Gillies argues, means learning to identify the innermost truth of yourself and carrying it into the world, no matter your environment. 

Spark joy: An illustrated guide to the Japanese art of tidying by Marie Kondo

The secret to Marie Kondo's unique and simple KonMari tidying method is to focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of. Ask yourself if something 'sparks joy' and suddenly it becomes so much easier to understand if you need it in your home and life. 

Lagom: The Swedish art of living a balanced, happy life by Niki Brantmark

Lagom means 'not too much and not too little' and is the Swedish philosophy for enjoying balance in every aspect of your life. This book offers insightful suggestions and bite-sized actions to help you make subtle changes to your life. 

The clutter connection: How your personality type determines organise the way you do by Cassandra Aarssen

This book smashes the stereotype that people are 'naturally messy'. It examines and explains the correlation between brain types and how they directly relate to organisation and clutter. 

New minimalism: Decluttering and design for sustainable, intentional living by Cary Telander Fortin

Your external space reflects your internal state. This title will help you get to the bottom of why you've accumulated so much stuff so you can make a lasting change in your life, without filling up landfill. 

The complete book for home organisation by Toni Hammersley

From storage solutions and cleaning tips to secret space-saving methods and expert strategies, this book is packed with the tips and shortcuts you need to effectively organise your home. 

The cleaning ninja: How to clean your home in 8 minutes flat and other clever housekeeping techniques by Courtenay Hartford

Get your home the sparkly clean you've only dreamed about. Make your life easier with tips, tricks and cleaning checklists. 

Hygge and West home: Design for a cozy life by Christiana Coop

Introduce Hygge into your life. This book contains many practical steps and ideas to make your home both comfortable and cheery all year round.

The Art of Tidying Up: How to declutter your life  by Kim Carruthers 

This book teaches hoarders how to recognise, understand and conquer the emotions and compulsions that lead to clutter.