On this morning’s walk, I started listening to Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and can’t wait to get started with this new challenge! It all makes perfect sense and sounds almost easy–almost.
From what I’ve learned so far, tidying supposedly involves a simple decision: Discard the item or keep it and then find a place for it.
Among other things, I understand that to avoid failure, we should adopt the following:
- Plan to tidy once, in one big process, not in stages, a little every day forever.
- Work with categories, not locations.
- Discard before you start tidying.
- Focusing on how and where to store items is a recipe for hoarding.
- It is better to consciously decide what to keep, rather than to decide what to discard.
- Aim for perfection.
- Do it in silence.
- Don’t let your family see what you discard.
Because I am really, really busy with life, I probably should actually add this project/activity to my schedule.
Because I share a home with someone who will almost certainly disagree with my choices, I will have to wait for the right occasion to start this.
Hmmm? Is that procrastination? Am I ready for this?
I’ll keep you informed of my progress.