Most of these items I completed the first week on my trial run - just to see if it was going to be worth while! I'll recap a few of them and show progress on a few others!
Here's a couple of things to remember as we get started. Focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of! And, by keeping the item, does it bring you joy? It's really as simple as that!
*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!
Socks - I must admit that I was guilty of one of Marie Kondo's biggest no-nos - I balled up my socks. #gasp Never, ever ball up your socks according to Marie! You can watch a quick tutorial here on how to fold your socks.
Marie recommends that you pull every item out of your closet, shelves, drawers, etc. so that you can see exactly how.much.stuff you have. Believe me, it's an eye opener! Friends, I had 63 pairs of socks! SIXTY THREE! Oh.my.goodness! I had absolutely no idea! So, I quickly got rid of over half of them! Phew! Feeling better already!
Here's a look at my sock drawer today:
Here's a peak at how I store my unmentionables.
Bags/Purses - I LOVE bags. I'm not big into fashion but show me a fabulous bag and I swoon! It's so hard to say no to a fabulous bag! But, I'm happy to say that once I cleaned out my closet, I knew just how much space I had left to store bags and only allowed myself to keep those that fit.
Here's a glimpse at a few of the bags that made the cut!
Pinterest to use shower curtain rings and a hanger to store your hats. Well, I don't know about you, but I didn't have any spare shower curtain rings at our house but I did have small binder rings and they worked perfectly!
Gym - This one was probably one of the easiest ones for me to do since I really didn't have that much. I was always pretty good about getting rid of anything that I didn't like that I work out in. If you are going to be in front of a mirror for an hour session, it's easy to decide what works and what doesn't! I was able to get my gym clothes out of my closet and folded neatly in a drawer. Now I can see at a glance what I have to choose from!
Next week is children's clothing. Check back to see if the kiddos get on board with the KonMari method!
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! :)