“I want to be a minimalist!” -me
“PJ, you will never be a minimalist, but you can be a Less-ist!” -former roommate
My dirty little secret is that at one time I lived in a room with pathways. Pathways between clothes, papers, junk, magazines, art projects and all the rest.
After getting married, that all had to change. It’s been 13 years since I lived in a room with pathways. But I still can see myself reverting as I let my closet overflow and surfaces bubbling over. Not to mention seven people in our little home and all of their things.
I first got a glimpse of this little beauty, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up on Instagram. And so I listed it on my city list. I was in the checkout at Chapters, when the gentleman behind the counter enthusiastically said, “you qualify for the deal of the week!”
It was a soft gray tasseled throw. Only $25 regularly $50. I added it to my total. And as I am gathering my goods I say to the gentleman, so I’ve just purchased a book on minimalism, the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing and I’ve already purchased a throw to go with it! Does anyone else see the irony?
I’m excited to endeavor on this journey. I’ve read other books on organization, and most of the time I lose interest halfway through. I’m clinging to the possibility of making it through this entire book without fizzling out, this time. I appreciate her main tool of choosing what to keep is asking oneself this question, “Does it spark Joy?” While holding every item in your hands and contemplating this.
Author Marie Kondo, professes that you need only to tidy once!
Please share your insight or what you found inspiring about her writing. Or if you have taken her advice.