Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

When I'm into something, I'm totally into it.

My friend, Valerie, turned me onto this book, The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.  It's now my bible.  And the KonMari Method is my religon.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
I have tried revamping the organization of all my household stuff thoughout my life.  I've bought countless containers and gizmos for organizing.  But within a few weeks, or months, things start piling up again and end up feeling like I just don't have enough room for everything.

This book is teaching me that it's not about the organizing, as much as it is about decluttering!  If I have too much, or even just more than I need, all the organizing in the world won't keep it in order for long.  So the trick, I'm learning, is to get rid of anything and everything that doesn't SPARK JOY.  (More on this on an upcoming post!)

I can't recommend the book enough.  I also can't seem to shut up about it.  It's my topic of conversation to anyone I run into lately.  So this is just one blog post about it.  The first one of many, I have a feeling.  I seriously considered starting a blog just about my experience using the KonMari Method.  But I'll just report here and I'll try not to over do it.  But I make no promises.

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