This challenge is based on Marie Kondo's book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing! Read it, take notes, take a deep breath, and then dive in! We all deserve to live in a place that brings us joy!
This week's challenge involved electronics and music. When I originally read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing I wasn't sure I could clean out the way she mentioned in her book. Marie (yes, I totally feel like I would be on a first name basis if I happened to meet her!) focuses on categories. In my previous purge life, I focused on rooms. I wanted to go through and organize the whole room - top to bottom, left to right... My focus and drive would last for approximately one room and then I was ready to give up. Since what I was doing wasn't working, I thought I would give the KonMari method a try. After seeing quick results, I was hooked. So, if the thought of electronics and music sounds a bit weird, it is, till you give it a try!
1. Identify your goal.
2. Identify why you want to live like that - ask yourself "why?"
While I worked through this week's challenge, I was left wondering "why do we have so much stuff?!"
*TRUTH STATEMENT - We have WAY too much stuff. We 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 we 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!
Answer: Because we do not accurately grasp how much we actually own. - Marie Kondo
It's true. Until you gather like items together, there's really no way to truly see how much you have. Going through this process hasn't been easy but it's something that I'm committed to. Less truly is more!
Thank you for stopping by and checking in to see how the progress is going! I've missed working on the challenge the last few months but am anxious to continue! If you are working through de-cluttering and organizing - stay strong! We can do this! It really is worth it!
week 3 - clothes, cond't
week 4 - children's clothes
week 5 - books
week 6 - paper
week 7 - paper, cond't
week 8 - office supplies
I also recapped my first few weeks on the KonMari journey and you can read more of that here.