Cleaning & Organization Book Reviews and Recommendations

Hey everyone! Today’s Mommy Minute is going to be a review and some recommendations of some cleaning and organization books that I recently picked up from Amazon!

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I recently went to Amazon on the hunt for some cleaning and organization themed books. I wanted to learn some new ways to clean and some motivational and educational tips & tricks to make my job as a stay at home mom easier. And boy, did Amazon deliver.

+ “1,001+ Housewife How-To’s: Household Hints to Help Homebodies Cook, Clean, Get Organized, Do Laundry, Save Money, and More!” by Katie Berry, $7.99.

This book is very basic by nature – it’s literally just various tips in list form separated by categories. It does have some very interesting tips and information included, with some basic knowledge sprinkled within as well.

I personally didn’t like the layout or organization of this book. It felt very sloppily put together to me and it makes it a bit more difficult to locate information on a specific topic, unless you just search by category. This one is okay if you want a bunch of information presented in a simple way, but it wasn’t one of my favorites.

+ “Cluttered Mess To Organized Success Workbook: Declutter and Organize Your Home and Life with Over 100 Checklists and Worksheets” by Cassandra Aarssen, $19.95.

This is a really interesting book. It includes a bunch of helpful organizing information and also includes a ton of worksheets to help get on the organized track. If you don’t want to destroy your paperback book, the book includes a code to receive downloadable copies of all of the worksheets inside – it’d be a great way to start a family binder!

I thought that the concept of this book was really unique and I loved being able to keep track of everything I needed on my trek to organization success. This one was a win for me, even thought it wasn’t the most informative of the books that I purchased.

+ “One Thing At A Time: 100 Simple Ways To Live Clutter-Free Every Day” by Cindy Glovinsky, $15.99.

This book was separated into “chapters” – 100 to be exact. Each chapter is 1-3 pages or long, on average. Each one features a tip to help you get to the right frame of mind for cleaning and organizing, tips on how to organize certain spaces and tips on how set up a routine for getting things done.

This one wasn’t what I was expecting in the traditional sense of books like this, but it did have a lot of helpful tips that seem simple, but are things that you really just don’t think about. I did get a lot of helpful information from this book, but it exactly the type of information I was hoping to gain.

+ “What’s A Disorganized Person To Do?” by Stacey Platt, $17.95.

This book was definitely more my style. It was laid out with mini “chapters” like a previous book, but this one included 317 and they were more targeted with tips on how to organize specific areas of your home.

I got a decent variety of information from this book, and a lot of really great information. This one was absolutely one of my favorites from this haul.

+ “Cleaning Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide with Hundreds of Sparkling Solutions to your Everyday Cleaning Challenges” by Donna Smallin, $16.95.

This was an incredible source of information and tips on how to clean almost everything in your home – from baby items . . .

. . . to your deck and outdoor furniture. I adored this book and I find myself referencing it on a regular basis to get information on how to clean specific things efficiently.

+ “Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home” by Martha Stewart, $45.00.

This is seriously a homemaker’s dream book. I plan on giving this as a wedding gift to friends who fit that bill. This has everything that you ever dream of knowing. She literally teaches you how to clean gravel and keep it clean!

This book is the size of a textbook – and I’m not kidding about that. My husband picked up the box that it was in before I opened it and asked me if I bought a weight set! I can’t find anything that I would need to clean not mentioned in this book – and it even includes pictures and step by step guides! This is my holy grail cleaning book now and if you’re a stay at home mom, I highly recommend it!

All in all, I am pleased with the selection of the books I chose and I did learn a lot of valuable information from these. I like having them available as reference guides, especially the ones specifically tailored to cleaning.

Have you read any of these books? What’s your favorite organization and cleaning books?

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