This past Monday I was off for MLK day, which also coincided with having some electrical work done on my house. Because the electrical work would require me to be without power for most of the day, I figured this was the perfect time to settle in with a good book for the day, and that book just happened to be the one mentioned above. After hearing good things about it, plus just based on the title alone, I decided to give it a go and see what all the fuss was about. Well let me tell you, I was pretty much hooked after about 10 pages, lol. Well maybe not exactly hooked, but very intrigued!
For those not familiar with the KonMari Method, her philosophy is pretty simple - if something in your home does not "spark joy" for you, then you should get rid of it.
So after getting about 2/3's of the way through her book (it's a very quick read!), I decided to give this KonMari method a go. Her big thing is to tackle things by category, rather than room, so I focused on my clothes first (which is what she recommends since you are most likely to have the least amount of emotional attachment to clothing).
After taking every single article of clothing out of my three (yes three!) dressers and my closet, I got to purging and was pretty pleased to quickly accumulate 5 garbage bags worth of clothes to donate. She then has a very specific method of folding your clothes - something I'm still trying to master, but I will say that everything fit back in my dressers with drawers to spare! I'm 3 days in, and loving the initial effects of this system, but only time will tell how sustainable it is in the long-run. I also still need to tackle the rest of my house, so I plan to post an update after doing another round of purging (I'm looking at you beauty supplies!), and see how lasting the effect is.
|My KonMari helper for the day|
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