Each year I make out a reading list based on the goals that I have set for the upcoming year.

    Through the years some of the topics that I have studied have included holiday traditions, cooking techniques, and underwater basket weaving.

      This upcoming year my main goal is to de-clutter, organize, and embrace a minimalist lifestyle.

        Here are the books that I have chosen for this upcoming year.


          Clean My Space: The Secret to Cleaning Better, Faster, and Loving Your Home Every Day

            Author…Rachel Hoffman

              Topics include…cleanIng each room or space in your home more efficiently and effectively, sorting and scheduling laundry, choosing the right detergent and products, using the various washing machine and dryer settings, stocking a simple and effective cleaning kit, creating a cleaning routine and schedule 

                Table of Contents…

                • CHAPTER 1: Welcome to This Book
                • CHAPTER 2: The Basics
                • CHAPTER 3: The Entryway
                • CHAPTER 4: The Living Room and Dining Room
                • CHAPTER 5: The Kitchen
                • CHAPTER 6: The Den
                • CHAPTER 7: The Bathroom
                • CHAPTER 8: The Bedroom
                • CHAPTER 9: The Home Office
                • CHAPTER 10: Hallways, Staircases, and Other Passageways
                • CHAPTER 11: Storage Spaces
                • CHAPTER 12: Laundry
                • CHAPTER 13: Routines and Schedules

                Each month I will attack a new book, and once a week post about the things that I have learned the previous week. I also plan to create worksheets that can be used as you read so that you will be able to “read with purpose.”
                The books that I have chosen for the upcoming year are…

                February……Design*Sponge at Home…(Grace Bonney)

                March..Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life…(Erin Gates)

                April…Flea Market Style…(Emily Chalmers)

                May…New Order: A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks…(Fay Wolf)

                 June…Organized Enough: The Anti-Perfectionist’s Guide to Getting—and Staying—Organized …(Melissa Maker)

                July…Sage Living: Decorate for the Life You Want…(Anne Sage)

                  August…The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place…(Jennifer McCartney)

                  September…..The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify 

                  October…The Things that Matter …(Nate Berkus)

                  November…Unf*ck Your Habitat: You’re Better Than Your Mess …(Stephanie Bennett Vo)

                  December…Your Spacious Self: Clear the Clutter and Discover Who You Are …(Francine Joy)