Okay, I’m posting this review only slightly late this time! I’m nearly back to my desired posting schedule and routine. Anyways, today I’ll be reviewing Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class On the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. This is the companion to her best-selling debut, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which I have been a huge fan of for years now.Read More »
This is the fifth post in my KonMari Method blog series. Be sure to read the introduction and about the first three decluttering categories, clothing, books, and papers, before moving on to today’s topic of komono!
Today, we’ll be discussing how to declutter and organize komono! This is the fourth decluttering category of the KonMari method. You might be wondering, “What in the world is komono?” Not to worry! I’ll be explaining what it is and how to deal with it in today’s post, so keep reading!Read More »
Today’s post is the first in a new series that I’m starting on my blog, all about the KonMari Method! This is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a really long time because it’s a topic I’m really passionate about. I’ve found success in tidying up my own life by using the KonMari Method, so I’d like to pass on my personal tips and insights to help others get started in their tidying journey.
If you’d like to learn more about this unique tidying method and how it can help you, keep reading!Read More »
A while back, I did a review of Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and wrote about my experience with using the Konmari method of tidying up. I often think about that short period of time where I felt fully satisfied with and proud of my space and the changes I’d made. I took the process very seriously and tried my best to internalize the many tidbits of advice and wisdom that Marie Kondo shared in her book. I felt like I made really important changes: I learned about how to let go of things easier and to cherish the items around me that truly “sparked joy.” I love to look at the before-and-after pictures of my bedroom and relive that time of total contentedness. It seems dramatic to believe that the simple act of tidying my bedroom is what could have caused me so much happiness, but it’s true. I felt accomplished, I felt organized, I felt in control, and free.
Since then, however, I have been living in a near-constant state of messiness, to varying degrees. It’s not what you might be thinking. I didn’t backslide (and according to Marie Kondo, she’s never had anyone backslide yet). I’ll explain.
A little while back, I wrote a post about how I tidied my bedroom and I was pretty pleased with myself. But after reading Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and using the Konmari method, I can say with complete confidence that I have never known what “tidy” was until now. This post will be part-book-review, part-personal-account of my experience.