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I’ve been sort of missing from the blogging world the past few weeks. I’ve been extremely busy working on decluttering my house. Some people take a vacation, I clean. I’m cool like that.
I came across a book that has surprisingly great reviews. It’s called “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo. Since January, I’ve heard bloggers and friends rave about the “revolutionary” KonMari Method. The KonMari Method is the method that Marie Kondo uses to declutter houses.
I’m not really sure why this book is so popular. I wasn’t a fan. At all. Some of the information was great. But it was pretty basic. If you don’t like something or have use for it in your house, get rid of it. I didn’t need a book to tell me that. I also wasn’t a fan of the system she uses, but I can see how it could make sense for some people.
I was able to overlook the simplicity of the book’s tips. After all, not everyone is an organizational book junkie like I am. I could NOT overlook the way she talked about her possessions. It was as if they were people or pets. I do NOT “thank” my possessions for doing their job. Can you imagine how silly that must look? “Thank you purse for carrying the items I stuffed inside of you.” Who does that?
Anyways, while the book didn’t really help me at all, looking at the before and after pictures of everyone’s work did! If you want to get inspired to declutter, look at pictures or videos of other people’s homes. It works every time for me.
So, that is what I have been doing. Is anyone else taking on an organizational challenge?