Friday, February 27, 2015

More Life-Changing Magic

Since the move, I have focused more on creating a comfortable home than I have on tidying up (aka de-cluttering).

Given that I have been walking the de-clutter path for a number of years, my purge categories may well be smaller than the average bear's. Which makes for an interesting dilemma: I have a strong desire to re-visit several of the completed categories. At first, I dismissed this as an odd exercise in procrastination.

The more I thought about it, the more I realized that while Marie Kondo's rules are excellent, the rules may need to be personalized and/or broken.

The main goal is to create a home and a life that feels right and simple. Thus, you may need to:

  • work in smaller sub-categories, rather than one large category
  • re-align sub-categories to make more sense to you
  • realize that you already did as much work in one category as you needed to do
  • realize that you did not fully work one category as you should have
Working jewellry as komono, rather than clothing

Make the rules work for you -- or break them!

Jump to a category that is easy and/or relatively completed

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tidying Up | eSubsciptions (komono)

John and I have been living in our new house for a little over one month, but we have been living without furniture -- living room and dining room furniture. We spent several weeks considering the options, but our loveseat and dining room set arrive this week!

Between furniture shopping and attempting to sell the items from tidying up my knitting and crafting, my attention was shifted away from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Also, the weekend weather was more Spring than Winter, and I do not like to waste such days indoors.

I needed something simple. I did not want Close Encounters of the Third Kind in my home.

I decided to KM (short of KonMari Method) my eSubscriptions:

  • email adverts
  • blog subscriptions
  • YouTube channel subscriptions

It was an easier tasks than sorting other categories, it was more time-consuming than I had anticipated. At least the clutter was not visible to anyone but me!