It’s now Autumn and the closet clean out has commenced!
Funny how all the old items lying around becomes such a struggle to giveaway/throw away when you’re faced with actually throwing it away.
Here is a short overview of what Marie Kondo is about:
I have packed most of my Summer clothes away and pulled out my winter clothes from the shed.
I’ve also been dealing with the kids toys because there is so much of it and so little time that they’re actually being used.
We send out kids to our local Montessori school and we have a dedicated simple space for the kids to play.
We are transferring their lessons and environment from School and mirroring those lesson at home.
We are now actively asking friends and family not to buy toys for birthdays and celebrations because it will just to a waster of money. I’m not wanting to sound ungrateful but being honest helps everyone 🙂
So what is the KonMari Method?
It’s a state of mind – and a way of life – that encourages cherishing the things that spark joy in one’s life. Belongings are acknowledged for their service – and thanked before being let go, should they no longer spark joy.
In my last post about this topic in June 2018 Leki and I gave away a lot of things that no longer sparked joy.
Leki struggled but parted ways with over 80% of his Rugby gear he had been collecting over the years. He donated the items to Tonga and forgot all about it.
Then, he saw photos on Facebook with young people in Tonga wearing his Rugby gear when I returned for my Grandma Taina’s funeral in Sept 2018.
It genuinely made him joyful!
Lastly, I have become more conscious with my shopping habits.
I seem to question any purchase for the home. Will I use and will it be worthwhile or will it just be parked in the closet ready to be KonMari’d 😉 down the tracked.
So as the mission of Marie Kondo suggests it is a ‘state of mind and a way of life…’
So I have been preparing for the cold Winter that’s due to arrive in the Macedon Ranges and I’ve written before how it can be 5 degrees cooler here then Melbourne.
There’s also another reason that I’ve dug out my stored clothes but more on that later 😉
How have you applied the KonMari Method in your life?
Have a great day.