Monthly Book I loved | The life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

“Japanese organizational consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly declutter your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Whereas most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, the KonMari Method’s category-by-category, all-at-once prescription leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have been repeat customers (and she still has a three-month waiting list of new customers!). With detailed guidance for every type of item in the household, this quirky little manual from Japan’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help readers clear their clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home–and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.” ~www.tidyup.com

While I am certainly not the tidiest person, I’m not terrible either (except for putting clothes away…I HATE IT!).  I think in a world that is very materialistically driven, most of us could use some decluttering in our lives.  I haven’t yet put this book into action to the full extent but I have tried the method of only holding onto things that make you feel good.  It can be difficult but the idea of only having things around me that I love seems brilliant and why didn’t someone tell me this before?

I will put this into practice slowly over the next few weeks and report back on my progress.  So far, I have managed to declutter quite a bit from just 30 mins every now and then.  I plan to hit it hard after my holiday rush and live a life surrounded by things I love.  Wish me luck…I need it.

I highly recommend this book.  It introduces very practical ideas on how to change the way you think about your things so you don’t want to hold onto clutter.  I certainly struggle with letting go of certain things and this has been very helpful thus far.  As I always say, it’s all about perception.

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