Monday, March 16, 2015

the life-changing magic of reading the right book

once the new year hit i started de-junking my house. i always have a bit of freak-out cleaning up christmas decorations, christmas gifts AND the remnants of holiday craft fairs still sitting all over my house. i live in a small (and wonderful) duplex, and at this point i just can't pack more things into my closets.

i am a pretty organized person, i keep things tidy and like to line things up. BUT i do have a lot of things, and they are packed and stacked into closets. i also have a lot of knick-knacks and little collections that i want to keep in some way.

then a few craft pals started talking about this book online. the life-changing magic of tidying up: the japanese art of decluttering and organizing by marie kondo. i couldn't resist their enthusiasm for this book and its greatness. i immediately purchased it.

i have since read the book and started putting it into practice. now, first off, i am not following this book to a  T. as i said, i am a pretty organized person, and i don't find my self tidying daily - which is something the book aims to put an end to - tidying daily. i hoped to use this book to help decide what to get rid of when it comes to books, knick-knacks, and things with sentimental value -- i need advice on this! her book talks a lot about surrounding yourself with things that spark joy. how nice does that sound?! if it doesn't spark joy, it's out! so i've been applying that as i sort through rooms and things. it's been a wonderful help, and i can't stop talking about it to people! i've gotten rid of a lot of things and am working more on creating less "visual noise" around my small house.

if you're looking to do any sort of self cleansing and home cleaning in a one-stop combo, find this book. see if it speaks to you. i feel like anyone can grab some tips from it even if they don't follow the method as instructed.

happy orgranizing!

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