Seven great books to help you declutter and freshen things up this Spring

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You've enjoyed our tips on spring cleaning your business. Now it's time to discover the life-changing magic of tidying and decluttering your life in general with the following recommended books. You've no excuse! The nights are lighter and you should have more of a spring in your step with more energy to devour a few good reads and improve your home, your life and your business in the process.

1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever by Marie Kondo

Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan's expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method. And once you have your house in order you will find that your whole life will change. You can feel more confident, you can become more successful, and you can have the energy and motivation to create the life you want.

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2. Spark Joy: An Illustrated Guide to the Japanese Art of Tidying by Marie Kondo

Whilst we're on the subject of Marie Kondo, Spark Joy is her in-depth, line illustrated, room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home, from bedrooms and kitchens to bathrooms and living rooms as well as a wide range of items in different categories, including clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, cosmetics, shoes, bags, wallets and valuables. The charming illustrations also show Ms Kondo’s unique folding method, clearly showing how to fold anything from shirts, trousers and jackets to skirts, socks and bras.

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3. Declutter Your Life: How Outer Order Leads to Inner Calm by Gill Hasson

Our homes and workspace are a mirror of what′s happening inside us. This wonderful book explains how you can change your relationship with the things you own. Instead of being weighed down with objects and possessions that keep you stuck in the past, you can learn to think about your things in a new light; in a way that′s constructive and helpful to you.

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4. Declutter: The Japanese Art of Minimalism by Phillip Lark

Are you exhausted by constantly cleaning up and never seeing your house as clean and organised as you’d like it to be? Do you feel physically stressed out by the number of items surrounding you – but you never throw anything? This book by Phillip Lark will teach you how to add some real value to your life and transition to minimalism.

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5. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Héctor García

The people of Japan believe that everyone has an ikigai – a reason to jump out of bed each morning. And according to the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa – the world’s longest-living people – finding it is the key to a longer and more fulfilled life. Inspiring and comforting, this book will give you the life-changing tools to uncover your personal ikigai. It will show you how to leave urgency behind, find your purpose, nurture friendships and throw yourself into your passions.

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6. The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify by Francine Jay

Francine Jay pioneered the simple living movement with her self-published bestseller, The Joy of Less. In this fully redesigned and repackaged edition-featuring never-before-seen-content, Jay brings her philosophy to more readers who are eager to declutter. Rather than the "crash diet" approach found in other tidying up books, Jay shares simple steps to cultivate a minimalist mindset and form new habits, paving the way to lasting success.

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7. The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store by Cait Flanders

In her late twenties, Cait Flanders found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many of us: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat. Even after she worked her way out of nearly $30,000 of consumer debt, her old habits took hold again. When she realised that nothing she was doing or buying was making her happy, she decided to set herself a challenge: she would not shop for an entire year. Blending Cait's compelling story with inspiring insight and practical guidance, The Year of Less will leave you questioning what you're holding on to in your own life – and, quite possibly, lead you to find your own path of less.

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