Sunday, April 12, 2015

konmari method - i'm sold

y'all. Y'ALL. this stuff is amazing. i have konmari-ed my clothes, books, and papers so far. i'll let the pics speak for themselves.

all of my clothes on my bed

closet empty except for my two pairs of heels and laundry

closet after purge. outerwear, dresses, one blouse.

homeless hangers (i was a shirt hanger!)

this is all of my tops. shirts and cardigans.

14 bags, FOURTEEN BAGS that went to goodwill. i know they won't all end up on the shop but this has really been a lesson in not buying so much SHIT.

these are my 3-year-old's clothes, including stuff that he has outgrown.

tops and pants! outgrown stuff weeded out and everything folded per konmari method in his drawer.

undies, jammies, and socks! there are still a few things in the laundry but i promise they all fit with a little bit of room to spare :)

this is all of the outgrown stuff. i packed it all up for a future baby :)

right? that basket in the "after" photo has only some sentimental clothing items that i do not with to part with but don't really belong in my closet.

here is another shot of my closet showing how i have folded/stored my pants. i am looking for a tray that i can stuff them into so i can sit them up there with folded edge showing. also some scarves and gloves!

books: before

discard pile and a wipies box... ;) i might cross section that to use as shelf trays. i only have two drawers but i have 4 shelves.

my bullet journal with a konmari checklist!

SEVENTY-EIGHT BOOKS! OUT THE DOOR!!!!! thank you for being rad reading material, sweet books,

and finally, the paper. the stuff strewn on the floor is to be shredded. the stuff in the bag is trash/recycling, the stuff on the sofa and ottoman is to be filed. i am not going with konmari's paper storage suggestions because i have a lot of legal/tax/vital records type stuff. i have a giant binder and a 3-hole punch on order :)

i hope this was motivational for those of you on the fence about this method. i cannot speak for the lasting effects yet since i am still in the depths of paring down my belongings. i am so happy and i love my new clean room. i hope it is true that none of her clients revert to their old ways. i do not want that to be my life anymore. i am ready for a lighter life. i want my house to be ready for visitors. i want my kids to know how keep their belongings. it started monday when i plowed through the book. this is a new beginning. thank you :)

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  2. Hi there! I just learned about konmari yesterday, am almost done with the book, and am going to tackle at least my clothes today. I love this post because I am very visual and even though it's not my space, I can feel your relief through these photos! I also enjoyed learning a bit about blogging from you as I am about to post my first entry at granolalibertarian.blogspot.com. If you have any pointers I would love your advice. My gmail is the same as the blog title. Thanks for your help in getting me moving toward making my home MY HOME.

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  3. Hi there! I just learned about konmari yesterday, am almost done with the book, and am going to tackle at least my clothes today. I love this post because I am very visual and even though it's not my space, I can feel your relief through these photos! I also enjoyed learning a bit about blogging from you as I am about to post my first entry at granolalibertarian.blogspot.com. If you have any pointers I would love your advice. My gmail is the same as the blog title. Thanks for your help in getting me moving toward making my home MY HOME.

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