Helen Volk’s books may be purchased online or by mail! To order books by mail, please print the order form (PDF), fill it out and mail with your check to the address on the form. Scroll down to view all of Helen’s works or select from the list below to view more information, read testimonials and order
- De-Clutter, De-Stress® Your Life
- Downsizing for Seniors
- Filing 101
- Behind Clothes Doors
- The Organized Garage Sale
Note: To access testimonials about each of Helen’s books, please click on the book name above.
The Step-by-Step, Interactive Guidebook
for a Clutter-free, Less Stressful and More Fulfilling Life
Helen has revised her successful book De-Clutter, De-Stress Your Life. “When my low inventory of books in 2006 called me to reprint the original edition for the fourth time, I decided to re-evaluate the text. I had downsized my life for the second time, this time from six rooms to three. So I downsized my book.” The revised edition is a 142-page workbook with new and updated text and additional motivational quotes so positively received in the original edition. Based on Helen’s successful workshop of the same name, De-Clutter, De-Stress Your Life is a practical, self-help book with a positive tone, that weaves in spiritual principles for long-term success and humor to get you through some of the fear and stress that accompany change. Its interactive approach makes De-Clutter, De-Stress Your Life different from all other organizing books because it focuses on you – the person who possesses and what it takes mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually to let go and de-clutter possessions. “Make this edition your companion on the road less cluttered.”
$18.00 plus shipping
Downsizing for Seniors
Helen’s long-awaited book, Downsizing for Seniors, is now available.
This 117-page large print book is a step-by-step guide for a less-stressful and more successful downsizing experience. Downsizing for Seniors results from Helen’s 20-plus years experience both helping seniors downsize their things and her teaching and speaking on the topic, as well as her personal experience downsizing her own possessions.
Downsizing for Seniors is designed to be your spiral-bound notebook: track your progress, create lists, complete exercises, worksheets, calendars and checklists. The 15 chapters address the mental, emotional and physical aspects of downsizing, ending with a detailed moving plan and checklist.
- Addressing “Hold-on” Thoughts and Fears of Letting Go
- Keeping Your Memories
- Using Floor/Space Plans
- Supportive Family/Friends
- De-Cluttering/Downsizing Processes
- Moving Plan and Checklist
$18 plus shipping
Helen’s popular office organizing workshops are now in a 116 page, 8 1/2″ x 11″ book. Helen’s mix of substantive text, interactive workbook and encouraging quotations will enable you to:
shift your thinking and attitudes,
conquer office clutter,
create a filing system that works for you,
develop solid paper control habits,
go from where you are to where you want to be, and
accomplish what is important – with less stress to you.
$12.00 plus shipping
Reclaim the Joy of Christmas
This updated, 64-page book is an interactive book to help you let go of holiday clutter, set your priorities and organize your time, money and energy so you can celebrate – rather than dread – the holiday season. It has been updated to include more tips and tricks and larger text for easy reading and completion of the worksheets – all in a new 8-1/2 x 11, spiral bound format.
This book is designed to help you develop a balanced approach to the Christmas season by taking control of your three limited resources – time, money and energy. Through better planning, you are able to de-clutter what is not important and organize the details of the season with less stress. You are then free to focus on the true meaning of the holidays: God, love, family, giving and service to others.
$12.00 plus shipping
De-Clutter, De-Stress® Your Filing – Revised Edition!
This updated, now 90-page book is a guide for creating and maintaining a workable filing system for your home and your work. The 2007 large-print version focused primarily on personal/family filing systems because Helen’s book Beyond Office Clutter (now out of print) contained a major part on filing for the workplace. This revised 2013 Filing 101 contains filing for the work place, as well as home. You now need only this one book to create and maintain your filing system – both at work and at home.
The 2013 revised edition contains five parts:
- Part 1. The Basics of Filing
- Part 2. The Structure of Your Filing System
- Part 3. The Filing System Itself
- Part 4. The ICE (In Case of Emergency)
- Part 5. Maintenance Strategies
Each part, and some chapters end with a summary and action steps for you to take to create/maintain your filing system.
$15 plus NYS sales tax
The Step-by-Step Guidebook on How to De-Clutter, De-Stress® and Organize Your Wardrobe
Helen has written an new larger edition of her popular booklet of the same name, now out-of-print. This updated 45-page book guides you through the process of creating and maintaining the de-cluttered and organized wardrobe you’ve dreamed of having. Helen’s Pep Talk will motivate you to deal with the problem of too many clothes. You’ll proceed page-by-page to create an organized wardrobe of well-fitting, comfortable, appropriate clothes, that you feel good wearing and that look good on you.
There are chapters on de-cluttering and organizing your: clothes closet, chest(s) of drawers, shoes and accessories.
This updated edition includes:
- storage tips
- shopping tips
- how to simplify your wardrobe
- ideas to maximize available space
- checklists for the twice-a-year change-of-season maintenance.
$10.00 plus shipping
The Organized Garage Sale
The Step by Step Guidebook for a Stressless Garage Sale
So You Can De-Clutter, De-Stress® Your Life.
Have fun and make money in your own yard. This updated, 57-page book will guide through the stages of holding a successful garage sale – from preliminary steps to the day of the sale and evaluation afterward. It has been updated to include checklists to determine if you’re ready, involving children in your sale, more room for notes and numerous motivational sayings Helen is known for including in her other books.
Garage Sale Pep Talk
Garage Sale Lingo
Day of the Sale Do’s and Don’ts
$12.00 plus shipping