Tidying Up

Happy weekend everyone! It’s been some time since the last blog post and I hope you all forgive me! I’ve been crazy busy lately with work and redecorating my at-home workspace (more on that soon!) that I dropped the ball on posting! Anyway, I’m here, as excited as ever!

I’m currently reading rereading Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Seriously, if you haven’t heard about it, check it out. Life changing, you ask? Definitely.

I used to spend my time browsing the web, admiring bright and beautifully styled home interiors, wishing my apartment was just as perfect. The more time I spent putting our apartment in order, the quicker it seemed to be in disarray. After what seemed like the millionth time I googled ‘how to keep my home organized’, I found this book and decided to give it a try. I’m certainly very glad I did.

The “magic” behind the KonMari method is very simple: If something doesn’t bring you joy, get rid of it. Discard everything that doesn’t make you truly happy, all at once, one category at a time. Once you’ve gotten rid of the excess, you give each item a home. Easy, right? The hard part, at least for me, was sticking with it. It took me a little over two months to go through everything in my apartment, asking myself whether or not each item brought me joy. To this day, I still find myself “tidying” (hence the rereading). The difference, though, from when I began to where I am now is immense. Not only is our little apartment a heck of a lot tidier, I have a greater sense of what I want, what makes me happy, and how to let go of what no longer brings me joy.

John loves the fact that I no longer overstuff our closet with unworn clothing and have other unloved unnecessaries lying around. I think he just might be a little prouder than I am. We have yet to go through his side of the closet and see what more we can donate. In the meantime, I’m absolutely loving our apartment. Less definitely feels so good.

Anyway, this book is a great read, regardless of whether or not you follow along step by step, I definitely recommend it.

If you’ve read it, what was your experience? If you try it, I’d love to know your progress!

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