Friday, 13 February 2015

You've been Kondo'd

Well, my bedroom has been, at least!  I have read about the KonMari method of tidying lately on various blogs, including Elaine's at MFin3, and thought that it sounded like a plan.  I am all for tidying, but so short on time just lately, so if it stays tidy, so much the better!  I bought the book about it all on the Kindle, and devoured it last week, and then I started tidying out my drawers and "stuff" in the bedroom.

Well, there's plenty of floor in there now.  And about three bin bags of extra clothes [some of it some of the FH's, I admit] have moved out.  And there is another bag full of items that are on their way to the charity shop tomorrow.  I've cleared out stuff that a) doesn't fit, b) I don't really like and c) I had got too much of in the first place.

My room is just that, Mine, so it is less likely to get cluttered up with other people's stuff.  The living room is going to be very challenging to deal with.....

And the lovely lady who wrote the book and invented the method has a huge thing about books.  I'm not even going there at the moment.  Clothes and general tat I can deal with , but my books - no. Not yet. But I do acknowledge that some of them have got to be released to new owners, but I haven't got time to think about that - that's my excuse and I am sticking to it.

When Easter comes and Faith & Worship is finished, I shall have more time to work on this as a bigger project, but for now, maintaining the tranquility of my room is a start.  And I love it.  Pictures to follow.

8 comments:

SusanM said...

I had a major clear out over Christmas. Eleven years of clutter to sort through. Children's toys and books were the most difficult to decide about. I've kept quite a lot, especially the favourites, but also took several bags of books and toys to various neighbours who have small children or grandchildren. The children have really enjoyed playing/reading them and that has made it easier to move them on, knowing they are appreciated. Good luck! x

Mrs Tiggywinkle said...

Well done, Morgan. I know that my "stuff" is draining my energy but I can't seem to find my way out of it - perhaps because I don't have enough energy! You are a bit inspiring, you know. x

Morgan said...

@SusanM - thanks! I have to confess that there are a lot of children's classics like Beatrix Potter, Anne of Green Gables, Katie Morag etc in boxes in the garage as I just can't bear to part with those at the moment, and they will ALWAYS spark joy in my heart, so perhaps I'll find a way to keep them!

@Mrs Tiggywinkle - fab name! Lovely to have you here, and thanks for commenting. I am finding that the more stuff I get rid of, the more enthusiasm I am mustering for carrying on - it is a circular thing! One room at a time, I am trying to get clutter free - and even though I am pleased with my bedroom, I do keep looking at it and wondering what else I could get shot of!! Good luck xx

Cheapchick said...

When my stepdaughter moved out we had a bunch of stuff to take to the thrifts - all cleaned out now though. I love books but only keep non-fiction or really old treasured ones so limit myself to a certain number (less than 20) to keep on a permanent basis. I pass on all my fiction one to my mother who has similar reading tastes and when she is through we pass them on to others either by garage sale or thrift stores. It is extremely difficult if you love books though :)

Morgan said...

LESS than 20? Can't imagine that! Wow! Thanks for sharing but I don't think I will ever attain that level of minimalism with regards to books!

Mindo said...

We've moved so many times that I don't have the attachment to "stuff" that I used to. Books are bought from the village charity shop, read, possibly loaned to friends, and then re-donated, and I also use the local library. I do keep cookery books because I like to read them, and sometimes even use them to make meals!




Angela said...

Me neither. Sadly we still seem to working on the less than 2000! Mind you, we do USE them for our work = there are many which are not available for Kindles- and we cannot afford to replace 'hard copy' for the ones which are.

Morgan said...

@Ang - so pleased that you are also in the 2000+ range as that is where I fear that I am at the moment too! And yes, a lot of my books are used well xxx