Declutter Your World
For some reason, we as a society love to buy, collect and own STUFF. I’m the first to admit how much I love shopping, but the items we buy come with a price. Not only does it cost us financially, but we also have to find places to store it.
Having just moved from a very large house to a tiny house, I have obviously gotten rid of a lot of STUFF. I’ve always disliked clutter, but I’ve had to re-evaluate even more what possessions I want to keep in my home with very little space.
Have you heard of the new turquoise “bible” on decluttering called “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo? It’s become an extremely popular new craze, and Marie Kondo’s services have commanded a long waiting list. One King’s Lane recently summarized the book in eight “easy” steps to help us all get rid of some of the STUFF in our life:
- Tackle Categories, Not Rooms
- Respect your belongings
- Nostalgia is not your friend
- Purging feels so good!
- Fold, Don’t hang
- Learn the Proper folding technique
- Fall in love with your closet
- Rediscover Your style