I have entered into the Komono adventures in de-cluttering – err “tidying up”. In Marie’s World, your stuff has a category. First, it is clothes, then books, then papers. Komono is everything else. It’s the miscellaneous items that make up your everyday living. Hobby items, product samples, makeup…you get the picture.
My komono categories are as follows: Home Office/Hobby, Bathroom, Tools/Supplies and lastly Christmas/Sentimental items. Let me begin by saying, I am a stationery freak. I own quite a few planners (hehe), pens, paintbrushes, glues, and…well, I practically own enough to supply my family and friends with paper and the like for eons. Just back away from my planners.
By this time in the Marie Kondo game of tidying up, letting go of items is becoming a no-brainer. I took at least ten full boxes of notebooks, stickers, and unfinished projects to the thrift store. I expected that this was going to be a gut-wrenching experience. Not so much really. I am beginning to enjoy my tidy space. Things are actually staying in places I designated for their use. WHAT?
I did let go the crappy, inexpensive ring-bound planner covers and opted to lovingly store the expensive ones until such time I am ready to give them a new home. I mean, come on, have you seen my planners?
Next up is the bathroom. I am anxious to see just how many black eyeliners I really do own.