It’s Time To KonMari My Life

October 8, 2015

Unless you have been living under a rock recently I am sure you have heard all about the KonMari method by now.

If not, here’s the quick and dirty (cause that’s how I like things too):

Dump all your sh*t into a pile. Pick it up. Ask yourself if it brings you JOY. If you hesitate, or it does not, then discard/donate/upcycle whatever. That’s it.

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And the KonMari method asks you to absolve yourself of the guilt too. At some point the dress/book/coffee pot/poncho might have brought you joy (even if fleetingly) so it has served it’s purpose. Now it’s time to move on – even if the price tags are still attached. Ouch.

So a few weeks ago I applied this principle to my closet. As much as my friends think I am a shopaholic hoarder type, I have actually held to a long standing philosophy of “an item in – an item out” so that I don’t actually grow my wardrobe, I just “fine-tune”. But I still purged like crazy. I’ve been working out, i’ve lost some weight, but even “those pants” that now fit just didn’t bring me joy, so out they went. Ditto for some cute tops my stylish friend can pull off and I always wished I could. And the whole process felt GOOD!

So it all got me thinking. Shouldn’t I also KonMari the rest of my life too? And I am not talking just material possessions, but everything. Relationships, stressors, obligations, work – you name it, it should all be held to the same simple principle. Does this person bring me joy? Does that project bring me joy? If not, then later skater, mama ain’t got no time for that anymore.

So, I am going to really try to KonMari the sh*t out of my life. I’ll let you know how it goes πŸ™‚

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply julie nowell October 8, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    love this! And yes! Everything should (mostly) bring you joy… unless you are talking about me… then NO!! STOP!! DON”t DO ANYTHING CRAZY

  • Reply sara October 8, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    love this! a huge reason why I moved!

  • Reply Carin Harris October 8, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Oh hey that person under the rock would be me! Thanks for the info – I like it!

  • Reply Hannah October 8, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Ya! Welcome to the decluttering club!! I’ve been going through my stuff for a while now, and have been keeping updates on my blog. I actually have one on the kiddie clothes coming up this weekend. It’s tricky to do the kids stuff since she mentions very little about it in the book.

    Good luck! It’s already changed my life!

  • Reply Maureen October 8, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Thanks for the details! I seen the word all over Pinterest but didn’t know what the heck it was! Turns out it is exactly what my mom taught me to do when I was a teen and my room got so it looked like a clothing factory blew up in my room!

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