I’m currently going through the The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
for simplifying, organizing, and storing. The author teaches the “Kon Mari” method to organize Your home, and I love it.
I’m listening to the book on audible. I’ve actually re-listened to a few chapters to make sure that I am soaking in the information. I’m really encouraged and optimistic.
Before beginning, you have to imagine what you want your life to be like once your home is tidy. This is your vision and the “why” for going through the process. I have written my list and it sounds heavenly. I will drive into a carport that is free of any extras…no tools, no junk, no I’ll put this away later anythings. My entry way will be uncluttered and my house will smell clean and fresh when I enter. My flat spaces that now seem to be a catch-all will be free from anything that catches my eye. This is KEY for me and I know it. If there are things in piles I cannot relax. It always makes me feel as though there is more to do and I won’t be able to get to it.
Progress has been made. I’ve been using her principles to adjust my way of thinking. I don’t look for what I will throw away so much anymore but I group everything and look for what I will keep. I will keep those things that bring me joy! JOY! So far, I have (with Henry’s help) emptied the linen closet and cleared out anything that is not purposeful. It feels great to open that door and peek in. I have also purged tons and books and craft supplies. The method states that you should do one category at a time and that totally makes sense. Otherwise, you will always feel like “I just did this!” So far, I have done the categories of clothing, books, and linens.
Happy decluttering, and I highly recommend this book!
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing