I've been asked by @cat
to start this thread. This thread assume you know who Marie Kondo is, is a Konmarie convert, or beginning to, and really like to 'tidying'
. If not, a simple search on Google will have tons of blogs/references/links that you can go to. Since there are a few people on forum that knows about Konmarie, and/or going thru the process, thought we can group together to support each other.
So I start first, I bought her book in December, after reading all the news about Kondo on almost every site. I thought starting after Christmas would be a good start. I started with clothing, of course. That took me about 2 weekends. I split my clothing into sub-clothing category. I have about 3 bags for donation. Since then, I've done shoes, bags, books (that was easy, as I have less than 20, and keep only half). Most of my personal belongings are in order. I don't have any pictures to share, but I try to do a 'during' pic when I'm in my next stage of category. I still have papers, photos, kitchen, personal care items (that is about half done, as I kept what I wanted to try, and the other to 'swap' pile
However, I have problem discarding items that simply not working for me), and whole lot of 'komono' items.
Overall, I can see the positive changes in life. I never know that vertical folding can actually make me feel better, folding clothes after laundry is no longer a chore.
My husband ever clearing a few boxes of books on his own, without prompting.
Now, I don't know if I will shop less, or would I shop smarter. I just order 2 pair of shoes from Modcloth surprise this morning. So, if the 2 pair of shoes does not bring me 'Joy', I know I spent $20 on a lesson (still, pretty cheap lesson, if that didn't work out).
I am sort of applying the same concept on Sub boxes, cancel bunch, and surprisingly, not feeling antsy at all. I figure, if I like it, I swap for it. If I really really want it, I would buy it. But I know I would pretty much cave, if a really, really good deal come about (I'm looking at you, PSMH for the Black Friday special).
I don't know which category I will tackle next. Kitchen is really screaming at me, but somewhat harder, as it is combination of before marriage 'his' kitchen items, and during marriage 'our' kitchen items.