When I first heard about the New York Time’s best selling book, “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” I immediately thought to myself, when did I write a book? It seemed almost too comical to be real; I mean, who else dedicates their life to tidying but me?
Now that I have read the book in its entirety, I must say that I would recommend it to just about everyone, even though I didn’t write it myself. While I don’t agree with every single point in the book, I feel that her overarching method – what she deems the KonMari method – is extremely effective and accurate. You really won’t get anywhere with organizing unless you take every single thing out of your closet, bookshelf, storage bin, etc. and get rid of what you don’t need anymore first.
In all honestly, I’m not certain that I’m strong enough to get rid of anything that doesn’t bring me a song sense of joy, as Marie recommends, but her point that objects and items have a purpose really resonated with me. For example, the purpose of a letter is to be received and read; not to be kept and held onto for years to come. If it’s just a small letter from a friend of yours, there really is no need to keep it anymore. And it’s little acts of discarding like this that will make your home clutter-free in no time.
So, basically what I’m saying is go out and buy the book and then come to my blog for the part two that you need to keep everything organized and looking beautiful.