How goes it, my lovelies?
Today I bring you another Living With Less post. In my last post, I asked “Is Less Really More?” (HERE) and today I’m asking (myself mostly), “Can I Konmari?”
If you’re here today, then I imagine that you’ve heard of Marie Kondo and her Konmari Method, or her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I haven’t read her book, but I watched the first season of her Netflix series. I was intrigued and on the verge of attempting her method last January. But I feel like I may not be able to keep to the rules…
If you’re unfamiliar with the specifics, the gist is this:
- Imagine what you want your ideal life to be and what possessions are a part of that life.
- Tidy your home by category of item (not location/room), following a specific order from easiest to hardest:
- Komono (Miscellaneous items)
- Sentimental items
- As you tidy, decide what to keep vs what to discard
- Ask if the item sparks joy, if yes, keep it.
- If not, thank the item for its service and decide to donate or throw away.
- Assign a home to the items you will be keeping.
(You can find the full explanation of how to go about this on Marie’s website HERE).
I’m sure, technically speaking, I can do this. But I think it will be a challenge. Mostly because I have things ALL OVER THE PLACE. Which I know is part of the reason to do it this way, so you can see exactly how extensive the problem is lol… it just sounds EXHAUSTING. I *think* that in order to do this I will definitely have to tackle it in stages. Marie does say that tidying is a marathon, not a sprint. I may have to dedicate whole weekends to sort through a single category.
Gosh, just the thought of emptying my closet onto my bed is anxiety inducing.