I wouldn't necessarily call myself a pack rat. Or a hoarder. It's more of a nostalgia thing. (*I'm also notorious for having clean clothes on the floor all the time because I'm just not into hanging them up. My bad.)
But as I've moved from state to state, apartment to apartment, the collections have gotten tiresome and heavy. Literally really heavy to keep moving around. So gradually, I've simplified. Made difficult departures with books and things, that now, I don't even remember what they were.
About a month ago I put Marie Kondo's "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up" on hold at the library, and finally picked it up a few days ago. It's pretty internet-famous and it seems to really work for people.
Like I mentioned before, we're moving again but this time staying put for a few years, at least. I'm excited to have a place to be settled into. And, instead of looking at it as a place to hold all that clutter, looking at it as a place to start fresh and only take there what I really want to. Hopefully, this book will be the start of that process of sorting through what goes with us and what does not.
You can learn more about Marie Kondo's book over at tidyingup.com. And, here's a short video of Marie talking about how tidying should be simple:
Have you read it already? Did it work? I figure it's worth it a try!
new apartment decor, please?
I was thinking about this book yesterday.
"It's much harder to get rid of books..."