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Recommended Reading


Do you want to be more organized or to become a professional organizer? Here is a list of recommended reading to help you on your way. [NOTE: Board of Certification Reading List]

Getting Organized

  • Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston
  • Clutter’s Last Stand, Don Aslett
  • Confessions of a Happily Organized Family, Deniece Schofield
  • Conquering Chaos at Work, Harriet Schecter
  • Conquering the Paper Pile Up, Stephanie Culp
  • First Things First, Stephen Covey
  • Get Organized, Stephanie Winston
  • Getting Things Done, David Allen
  • Home-Based Business Mom, Julie Shulem
  • How to Conquer Clutter, Stephanie Culp
  • How to Get Organized When You Don't Have the Time, Stephanie Culp
  • How to Get Organized, Stephanie Culp
  • It’s All Too Much, Peter Walsh
  • It's About Time, The Six Styles of Procrastination and How to Overcome Them, Linda Sapadin
  • It's Hard to Make a Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys, Marilyn Paul
  • Let Go of Clutter, Harriet Schechter
  • Making Peace With the Things in Your Life, Cindy Glovinsky
  • Making Time Work For You (old and new editions), Harold Taylor
  • Organize Your Family's Schedule in No Time, Val Sgro
  • Organize Your Garage in No Time, Barry Izsak
  • Organize Your Office in No Time, Monica Ricci
  • Organize Your Work Day in No Time, K.J. McCorry
  • Organize Yourself, Ronnie Eisenberg & Kate Kelly
  • Organized to Be Your Best! Susan Silver
  • Organized to Last, Porter Knight
  • Organizing for Dummies, Elizabeth Miles
  • Organizing for the Creative Person, Dorothy Lehmkuhl & Dolores Lamping
  • Organizing for Your Brain Type, Lanna Nakone
  • Organizing from the Inside Out, Julie Morgenstern
  • Organizing from the Right Side of the Brain, Lee Silber
  • Organizing Plain and Simple, Donna Smallin
  • Simple Abundance, Sarah Ban Breathnach
  • Simple Isn’t Easy, Olivia Goldsmith & Amy Fine Collins
  • Streamlining Your Life: A 5-point Plan for Uncomplicated Living, Stephanie Culp
  • Taming the Paper Tiger, Barbara Hemphill
  • The Complete Organizer, Maxine Ordesky
  • The Floor Is Not an Option, Sheila McCurdy
  • The Organized Executive, Stephanie Winston
  • The Organized Student, Donna Goldberg
  • The Organizing Sourcebook: Nine Strategies for Simplifying Your Life, Kathy Waddill
  • The Simple Living Guide, Janet Luhrs
  • The Spiritual Art of Being Organized, Claire Josefine
  • Time Management from the Inside Out, Julie Morgenstern


Chronic Disorganization and ADD

  • Conquering Chronic Disorganization, Judith Kolberg & Dorothy Lehmkuhl
  • Driven to Distraction, Edward M. Hallowell, MD & John J. Ratey, MD
  • Stop Clutter from Stealing Your Life, Mike Nelson
  • The Messies Superguide, Sandra Felton
  • When You Live with a Messie, Sandra Felton


Becoming a Professional Organizer

  • A Manual for Professional Organizers, Cindi Seidler
  • Fabjob Guide to Become a Professional Organizer, Grace Jasmine
  • How to Start a Home-Based Professional Organizing Business, Dawn Noble
  • Newbie Pitfalls—50 Obstacles on the Road To Success as Professional Organizer, Debbie Stanley
  • Organizing for a Living, Jackie Tiani

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