Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Spark Joy In Real Life

Ok y'all. The Konmari method is no joke. Tell that to my closet, my book collection, and all of the papers that never seem to stop piling up in every corner of the house. I may have read Spark Joy a couple months ago, but I am still working on putting everything I learned into practice. One of the key foundations of the Konmari method is that you ensure that all of your possessions are actually something that bring you joy- not just clutter or things you no longer need. I have purged and re-purged quite frequently in the last few years as I have moved five times in the last four years, but I was still holding on to a lot of junk. My closet can prove that much. It's gotten better, and I hope to continue to streamline its contents.

One Sunday afternoon, Rory and I both decided to do a major clean-up of our closets. I dumped a lot of stuff from a big trunk onto the floor of my closet and sorted through it. Then, I went through my dresser drawers and purged while also reorganizing their contents using the Konmari folding method. People...that junk works! I thought that my dresser was too small and that I needed to get rid of more things (which I did...) but I also found so much more space when I folded my clothes in neat little rectangles. I love opening my drawers now and seeing all the bright and beautiful colors jump out at me.


The next stop on our tidying marathon will be our books and papers. Lord help us, because I love to read, and I really, really, like paper. :) Have you ever tried to tidy specific areas of your home? What worked for you?


  1. I need to read this book and reorganize my drawers! I'm doing a 5 day closet challenge so the folded stuff should be next!

    1. Oh, I bet that 5 day closet challenge was good. I am so into big huge work spurts that I think it might could drive me crazy to spread it over 5 days, haha.



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