I drank the kool-aid friends. I finally caught up with the KonMari craze that swept the nation about three years ago. If you have been hiding under your clutter and don’t know what I’m talking about – well, let me ‘esplain,
Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up hit book shelves in 2014. Heck, she even has an app for that. The book is described (per her website) as a “best selling guide to decluttering your home.” I’m in.
Emphasis though is on tidying up – in categories. The first being Clothing, then Books, followed by Paper, then Komono (miscellaneous areas like the kitchen pantry) and lastly, sentimental items. Marie recommends to gather all similar belongings – dump it ALL on the floor and start purging.
Marie also recommends going through the categories in a rather rapid pace. Umm, yea, that is just not going to happen for me. I adapted her process by spending no more than an hour of my weekend on an item in a category. For instance, under Clothing there are tops; bottoms; dresses; outerwear; socks; so forth. And I didn’t go the floor thing, I was worried I would not be able to get back up.
I had purged a majority of my clothing the previous year using an approach of having 44 items in my closet so working on the clothing was not a long process. I did, however, have an over abundance of socks.
In July I am tackling books. They are everywhere, bookcases, floor, dresser, side table…oy! This could prove to be interesting.
I went of blogcation and forgot to tell you! D’oh.
No worries, I am back ready to show you new content and all sorts of fun stuff. This month, I will be participating in One Book July, bringing you along for the ride of course. Each Sunday of July I will have a post plus a video for what I am using for the challenge. So exciting.
Also, look for my very first news letter to hit your inboxes come the middle of August! We are growing, one baby step at a time folks!
Now, grab some sweet tea and enjoy your Summer
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There are all sorts of clutter to deal with – some you create yourself and some created by others. I will never embrace minimalism, it’s not in my bones. However, I’ve noticed lately that I am spending quality energy and way too many spoons moving my crap around. I was recently talking this over with my research assistant Mrs. Monkey and she is dealing with the same issue.
What to do? I have help each month with the vacuuming of the stairs, vacuuming my bedroom, and cleaning my master bath. This is just one less thing that I have to deal with. However, my packrat tendencies are starting to become too much to deal with. Srsly, how much washi tape does this girl need? I believe that I truly want for nothing. I’m very lucky to be able to wipe my own a$$ and take care of my most basic needs (a place to rest, cover my bills, etc).
What used to be a simple task of tidying up is now a battle between my self and my energy. There are many weekend mornings when I get up before everyone else and I will cleanup my messes…but that also means that I have spent a great amount of my energy for the day – and if I have errands and appointments, egads I’m done for.
This has now become intervention level crisis (in my mind at least) and I’m looking for a solution. How do I do this without becoming a hoarder!?
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Give it a try – it’s free!