My Journey inspired by The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Have you noticed there are so many ways to organize things or spaces?  Let’s be honest, don’t you end up back in a rut and things become disorderly time and time again?   If you’ve never had a system to organize yourself, that’s okay, you’ve just never been taught how to ‘tidy’. 

Why do we think we need to keep things that we no longer use, want or love?  By keeping these things do they really add value to our lives? 

I’m very well organized when it comes to filing paperwork, keeping items together and my home in order.  Recently, I came to a point where I felt like what I was doing just wasn’t effective. I stumbled across the Marie Kondo method.   Marie has studied the concept of 'tidying' since she was a child.  Her methods are controversial yet simple and effective. Marie encourages her clients to put their homes in order once, and never have to do it again.  Her system, identifies a strategic way of discarding and 'tidying'.   

I have been de-cluttering and organizing my home for years. Upon finding Marie’s book, I’ve decided to implement her method of discarding and starting as Marie suggests with my clothing.   I’ve seen a noticeable improvement in the amount of space I have, and can see all of my clothes by storing it upright.  I’ve taken some before and after pictures of my drawers, using Marie’s methods.  It’s amazing to see how much space I have.  I love that I can see all of my clothes now and I even have an empty drawer! 

Stay tuned for additional posts on my journey, using the principles outlined in The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.   

Inspired by the journey.  Happy tidying!