Clayton and I are moving, and I am going to take this opportunity to try something new for my blog!
Over the summer I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. I plan to track my progress implementing the KonMari method rather than stretching this out as a daily habit over 66 days. I will be posting about each stage of discarding before the move and storing strategies after the move.
Start Date: Thursday, 11/19/2015
Projected End Date: Thursday, 12/24/2015
- Post weekly progress on discarding in the order recommended by Marie Kondo
- Complete discarding and packing by Thursday, 12/10/2015
- Post about storing techniques
- Keep a photo journal
Incentive: Monthly cleaning service at the new house!
Lofty Goal: Being healthy and giving generously
Tidying up fits in the health category because of the peace of mind I feel when I am in a tidy space. I also choose to list philanthropy because the discarding process will give us the opportunity to donate a lot of the things just taking up space.
Moving is hard, but Clayton and I have done more than our fair share. I am hoping that implementing the KonMari method will help us get a jump start on packing so that it’s not a mad rush the week of our move.
Have you read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing or other organizational books? Please share any tips or tricks in the comments!
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I’m on the waiting list for this book at the library, so hopefully I get it soon so I can read it and put the practice to work before the new year. I love the sound of your goal and look forward to following along with your progress! 🙂