My favourite organizing books of all time

Organizing Books

I’ve always been a huge fan of the organization. In our home, everything has a place. When things are not where they are supposed to be, I get a little crazy.

While some people consider organizing to be a chore, I actually find it fun. I look forward to it. I plan to organize tasks just because I want to. I just love an organized space!

I don’t collect many books, but one type that I always like to hold on to is organizing books. I can flip through them dozens of times and always find something new to try.

Below is a list of my favorite organizing books of all time (in no particular order):

#1 How to organize just about everything

How to Organize Just About EverythingThis is probably my favorite organizing book ever. There are just so many fantastic ideas in here. How to Organize Just About Everything was written by Peter Walsh. He was the professional organizer on Clean Sweep, a TLC show I used to watch all the time when it was still available.

This 576-page book is jam-packed with organizing ideas for everything from your kitchen, bathroom, purse, and your finances. He even teaches you how to organize your entire Christmas holiday!

#2 One year to an organized life

One Year to an Organized LifeRegina Leeds is a pro. She makes organizing easy and fun with all of the tasks she has in her book, One Year to an Organized Life. I read through this book in less than 3 days – I just couldn’t put it down! I tackled many of the suggestions she had in her book and they were all very easy and didn’t require me to purchase expensive organizing items.

Regina’s other books, One Year to an Organized Financial Life, One Year to an Organized Work Life, and One Year to an Organized Life With Baby are also favorites of mine. I have read them all and have not once been disappointed with any of them.

#3 Organized Simplicity

Organized SimplicityOrganized Simplicity was written by Tsh Oxenreider from This is actually the only book I have ever (and I do mean ever) paid full price for. I bought it as soon as it was available because I have always been a big fan of Tsh’s website and I knew she would have some great ideas on organizing.

In this book, Tsh shows you how to organize every room in your home, and also includes free templates for a home management notebook and recipes for non-toxic household cleaners.

#4 Clutter Rehab

Clutter RehabThis book was written by my friend Laura of Organizing Junkie. She truly is an organizing junkie – and a great one, at that!

Clutter Rehab lists 101 tips and tricks for organizing. I had not heard of many of them before reading this book and now include quite a few in my daily life (my favorite is to create a beverage station – we now do this for tea and coffee!).

#5 Martha Stewart’s home-keeping handbook

Homekeeping Handbookthere are 752 pages full of organizing and home-keeping ideas in Martha Stewart’s book, Homekeeping Handbook.

Martha shows you how to keep your home looking it’s best with little effort (for most tasks). She offers tips on how to properly clean and organize everything in your home.

There is an abundance of information in this book – it really is an invaluable resource and one that I refer to on a regular basis.

There are so many wonderful organizing books out there. I have read dozens of them and continue to read new ones as I find them.

I’ve always been an organized person, but by constantly reading ideas, viewing photos, and hearing advice from professionals, I feel that I am more organized now than I have ever been before.

Do you have a favorite organizing book? If so, please share in the comments!


  1. sinyuhkjing

    I have ADD and so I find my whole life is dedicated to trying to organize my stuff. It’s very difficult and any tips I get is so appreciated! I’ll have to take a look at these books 🙂 Thanks!

  2. dawn

    I find having a small house with no closets very hard to organize, I have some amazon gift cards that I’ve been saving for a while cause I really didn’t know what books to get, I think I know now. Thanks

  3. Pamela @

    Wow, all of these look great – I definitely need help in organizing my house. We’ve been renovating for almost 2 years now (don’t even get me started!) so it’s been very challenging to keep on top of things. Organized Simplicity looks like it would be right up my alley 🙂

  4. Mia

    Thank you for posting this… organizing will be my pet project in August so I will be looking into some (or possibly all!) of these books!!

  5. Regina Leeds

    I am honored to be on your list.

    You made my day!


  6. RonNasty64

    Fabulous selections, even MS! All but one of these is available from my local library, so I’ll definitely be checking them out.

  7. Christine Weadick

    Nice pile of books!!! I NEVER pay full price for books… I have an Avid reader card from Chapters and even new releases from favourite authors will be discounted if you look hard enough. I find getting them online works best as they will have different prices for instore or online and I will go for which-ever is cheapest. Library book sales are good too!!! We have them twice a year here… great prices!!!! I got a number of gardening books this spring as they were clearing out a bunch.. to buy more I hope!!! And it’s a good cause so everyone wins there…

  8. Linda

    I love books but enjoy saving money! I recently downloaded Organized Simplicity for FREE from the Kindle store.

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