A pile of stuff never looks good.
I dropped a few items of clothing at Goodwill yesterday. The corner of stuff in photo above is only a fraction of the mounds of stuff in this one of thousands of Goodwills scattered everywhere.
Am I the only one who thinks prices at thrift stores on the high side? Is it because the amount of labor dealing with the stuff mountains so great. Not sure what percentage of unsalvagable stuff goes into landfills. I bet it's a big number.
14 November 2016
2nd time through entire process--1st time two years ago--the biggest life changing result: my home did not spark joy-- yikes! I do think certain life milestones call for a complete KonMari Tidying Festival: births, deaths, downsizing or urge to overhaul one’s life.
I am at the end of a seven year cycle and ready to go even more minimal. My goal for 2017 is to do my part to #organizetheworld and help others go through the KonMari method and watch the miracles be uncovered.
The photos are the best for today--I did not want to wait for entire process to be complete (we know how THAT GOES)--all categories are completed--I am going to be fine tuning the resting places and prettifying--I have been waiting to use my polka dot oilcloth in kitchen for months--will post when finished.
My space is shared with partner so I do not have complete control. I would never for example have a TV in the living room but was up to me.
What a coincidence to see Marie Kondo pair up with Cladwell to present capsule wardrobes -- something I have done for years - what you don't see in photos is one box of clothes I can rotate in wardrobe later. I also have a few drawers -- small -- for underwear, etc.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Category 1: Clothes
I am definitely a minimalist when it comes to clothes AND love the capsule wardrobe concept.
I also have a couple of drawers with odds + ends -- underwear, pants, shirts, accessories.
Also have one box of clothes to rotate in for capsule. Personally, I do not like to have all my clothes out to be seen if not using. Love the The 333 Project.
My row of books--I might have 20 books left. As I live with my partner, cannot have full control of house :-( -- The collection of comic books NOT MINE.
Not quite sure what this photo has to do with KM process other than I completely emptied out and am painting everything white -- but front door is being painted RED -- fung shui kind of treatment.
Want to figure out another place for toaster oven -- the use sparks joy, but not looking at it.
Do "before" photos look better in soft focus? 😀
This is my "sanctuary" per the #KonMari vernacular.
It was constructed a year ago and has taken a year to discover how it can #SparkJoy for me. #TheTortoiseAndTheHair (#🐢🐇). In my experience, going through the Five Categories: Clothes, Books, Papers, Komono, Sentimental is the easy part :: and Category Six: #SparkJoyRefinement -- What colors? What plants? What Art? = (#🐢🐇)
What sparks joy for you?
Experiment: Can I look + not buy? Hail Mary, yes.