Thursday, February 25, 2016

Can the KonMari method of tidying really change your life - week 7

Welcome back to the KonMari challenge - based on Marie Kondo's book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing! Well, this week I hit the wall that I knew I would...  I really, really wanted to tackle week seven, but I didn't...

This week's challenge was another week of paper - notes from lectures/classes, loose recipes, coupons, checkbooks/used checkbooks, business cards, greeting cards, gift wrap/tissue/bags, and thank you notes.  Remember last week's quote:

Paper will never inspire joy, no matter how carefully you keep it. - Marie Kondo

It's STILL true!  But, this week I completely lost my motivation.  It all just seemed like too much.  Every time I got ready to tackle a pile, I took a deep breath and walked away.

But... it hasn't caused me to want to quit!  I'm now more focused than ever and ready to tackle week 8 (my thinking is that I'll have to deal with the paper one way or another to get to the other areas...).  I think I needed this break to see that it's really worth it.

Thank you for stopping by and checking in to see how the progress is going!  If you are working through de-cluttering and organizing - stay strong!  You can do this!  It really is worth it!

Next week is office supplies!  Uh oh - I love office supplies!  This should be fun! #canyouhearthesarcasm  Check back to see the transformation of my junk drawer(s)! And, in case you've missed any of my journey, you can find the previous weeks' links here:

week 2 - clothes
week 3 - clothes, cond't
week 4 - children's clothes
week 5 - books
week 6 - paper

If you are still wondering if The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing book is right for you, I urge you to at least read it and give it a try.  I was at the point where I knew my current method wasn't working and thought I might as well give it a try.  Even though I didn't complete this week, I'm still glad I read it! I've got a long way to go but I know it will be worth it!  Join the journey with me!

Gig 'em and God bless! 

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  1. I have been following your posts as you complete the Konmari method. I read the book but wasn't a fan of the method. My one big takeaway was "Does this bring me joy?" This month I have been getting my family involved in our own cleaning out/decluttering project. Your house is looking great and it looks like it's really been working for you!

    1. Thanks for following along! I admit the book was a little wonky in places but the overall message was one I could get on board with. Congrats on getting your family on board! That is HUGE!!! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have an awesome weekend!

  2. Paper stops me in my tracks too.

    1. UGH - it's the worst! I'm a scrapbooker at heart so I tend to hold on to paper thinking that one day I'll put it in an album... I need to work on this!


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