As I mentioned last week, I'm using Marie Kondo's book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing as my guide.
According to Marie, the key to success is to make the change so sudden that we experience a complete change of heart. From her experience, "quickly" means about half a year. What?! SIX MONTHS?! Don't worry - I questioned this too but after being in it for a few weeks, I'm starting to understand (and become thankful that I have six months to complete this transformation!).
To achieve a sudden change like Marie mentions, we need to use the most efficient method of tidying. So, I will be sticking by her 26 week challenge. Here's a few before (eek!) and after pics of the process! (Don't forget - these are raw pictures - usually taken with my phone - sorry!)
*TRUTH STATEMENT - I have WAY too much stuff. I know this and have known this but working through this method has exposed this on a grand scale. I don't share this with you to show how much I have but merely to show you how much stuff accumulates if you don't deal with it. I'm sharing in hopes that someone will be encouraged and begin taking back their life from their stuff. We all deserve to be surrounded by only things that we love and bring us joy!
Waiting on...Wednesday link-up - a place where you can link up what you are waiting on, going through, making, anything - as long as it's family-friendly! :)