7 Inspiring Resources on Decluttering (and an article I was featured in)


c2ec5fe98c64e866129e1961c892a126I have spent a ton of time reading about decluttering.  The more I read about any subject, the more inspired I become.  Acquiring more information helps me conquer any task, and getting inspiration from experts and regular people who’ve accomplished the task always helps motivate me.

Here are some of my favorite books and website to inspire myself to declutter:

1. Simplify Your Life. Elaine St. James has written one of the best books ever on simplicity. Her other books on simplifying are good, as well.  Also check out Living the Simple Life.

2. Unclutterer.com. A great blog. Check out their archives or subscribe!

3. Flylady.net. One of the best sites on the Internet for those who want to take control of their clutter,  A couple of my favorites: How to Declutter and Declutter 15 Minutes a Day. There’s great stuff here for anyone looking to declutter or create routines.

4. 30 Days to a Simpler Life. A book by Connie Cox and Cris Evatt, it takes various ways to simplify your life, including decluttering, and puts them into a 30-day program.

5. Your Life. Organized. An excellent blog by Monica Ricci, who is a professional organizer. You can’t get better than this professional. You might also be interested in her book, Organize Your Office In No Time.

6. Real Simple: The Organized Home. It’s a magazine and a website,RealSimple.com. This book (“The Organized Home“) takes a lot of their best advice on home organizing, including decluttering, and puts it into one volume.

7. My articles. If you have not read about my journey toward simplicity, feel free to read these: Reclaim Your Life from Clutter, Detach from Your Stuff, The Best Decluttering Exercise, Declutter Your Closet.

I was featured in a article on Credit Card Guide called Experts Share Credit Newbie Lessons.  Some fellow bloggers and I were interviewed about our past (bad) experiences with credit cards.  Enjoy!

Carnivals I was featured in this week:

Carnival of MoneyPros at My Personal Finance Journey
Finance Carn. for Young Adults at WILDaboutFinance
Yakezie Carnival at Money Life and More
Y and T’s Weekend Ramblings at Young and Thrifty.ca


  1. Awesome resources! Like you, I am inspired by things when I read about them. Maybe because I remember the benefit of doing them? I’m not sure. Thanks for the reading material! I’m not going to have anything left in my house now.
    Daisy @ Prairie Eco Thrifter recently posted…Friday Links – Long Weekend EditionMy Profile

  2. Thanks for sharing all your favourite websites Tony. I have a fan that is de-cluttering all week and getting rid of stuff she doesn’t need. She’s inspired us to do a bit of the same and I wrote a bit about this the other day in my post to a debt free lifestyle. Sometimes we just have too much. Cheers and Have a great weekend mate.
    Canadian Budget Binder recently posted…Working Towards A Debt Free Lifestyle In 8 StepsMy Profile

    • Decluttering and starting the road toward debt-freedom go hand in hand, I have learned. I love reading your posts for inspiration, CBB!

  3. Thanks for a marvy list, man. Gotta check that Elaine St. James out. Looks like it would be our cup of tea over to the Hoombah. Just as the William Morris quote suggests, our kitchen dart board has both form and function!!!
    cj recently posted…Yezzzzz…our new book is FREE!My Profile

  4. Thank you for all of the helpful resources, Tony. I think that reading and sharing in the journey is motivating. I am going to simplify that quote as I declutter. For everything I pick up or consider recycling, selling, or trashing, I will ask to questions:
    If the answer is neither, bye bye!
    Tammy R recently posted…Yezzzzz…our new book is FREE!My Profile

    • Nice, Tammy. I have quite a few items that are not useful or beautiful. They keep appearing…I am working on it, too!

  5. I am actually decluttering today….getting ready to a needed garage sale. It’s time to get rid of some stuff!
    Holly@ClubThrifty recently posted…VIP Club: Best Week Ever EditionMy Profile

  6. Thanks for the great resources, Tony, and for sharing about being featured in the article – congrats!! I will definitely check it out.
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  7. I too am fascinated by minimalism. Thanks for the links… will be sure to have a read later on. I am actually reading a book related to minimalism now which was given to me as a gift from the hotel I am staying at in Mexico – http://www.amazon.com/Promise-Paradise-Life-Changing-Lessons-Tropics/dp/1401939597

    Have you heard about Jonathan Ellerby before?
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  8. I would love to declutter. I HATE holding onto stuff but my husband is a bit of a hoarder and gets very attached to stuff. I’d love to go through out camping stuff and throw stuff out.
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  9. Like you, I just like the feeling of being empty. I feel that decluttering gives a sense of freedom. @Greg this is the first time in 4 years I haven’t done a garage sale.
    Troy recently posted…What To Do When a Fund Manager Loses MoneyMy Profile

    • …meanwhile, I have not had a garage sale ever. I found selling item by item on Craigslist works. Maybe I’ll try a sale once…

  10. Nice list! Perfect timing also as I need to declutter the garage. I just bought some hanging storage shelves so I can get some boxes off the floor. Thanks for sharing!
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