I was introduced to @MarieKondo and her book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” a few years ago (I think by you, @nest.in.the.west ) and my mind was blown by her story and her method. Having already started the process of minimizing our home, this was the perfect resource when it came to dealing with everything we decided to keep. Of course, reading the book nudged me to purge even *more* which, at the time, was not a bad idea in my opinion (I was definitely in the BURN-ALL-THE-THINGS phase lol) because we had acquired so much in the first few years of our marriage. I was ready for a fresh start.⠀
Purging is a never ending cycle for us. I think it is (or should be) for everyone, really. We try to live by the rule that when we bring new things in to the home, the same amount, if not more, should be removed to make space. That means clothing, dishes, decor, and other things. We’ve added a handful of new tools to our garage for the many projects around here and we currently cannot park either of our vehicles inside. So you know what we are doing tomorrow? Yes. “KonMari-ing” the heck out of the garage. I’m dreading it a tiny bit because I know what’s out there and what I will have to deal with but it needs to happen and it will feel good when it’s done. I will do some before and afters for you guys!⠀
Funny fact: Jeremy once called her “the little KonMari” by mistake and even though he now knows her real name, the silly nickname stuck and it’s pretty much what we refer to her as now. We love this woman, her high-pitched, bouncy greetings and the way she folds everything.
Photo by @thefreshlight of @mariekondo - 3 hours ago