62 days later…

I have finally finished Books!! Okay, maybe “finished” isn’t the most accurate word to use. One large stack has flowed into four smaller stacks.  Shlepping the give-aways to their various destinations, figuring out where to store the books I’ve decided to keep — that’s all still to be done. But every book has been sorted! That’s not nothing! Continue reading

Books! Yeah, this is going to take awhile…

So… this week’s been crazy. Saturday morning my dad noticed water pouring out of the outside wall of my house. Out of the actual wall. I did not know this was a thing that could occur. It was the wall right outside my shower so I guess it wasn’t that far outside of normal. Still, not something I had planned.

However! I was eager to move onto the second category — books! — and I wasn’t going to let a mere plumbing problem slow me down. Continue reading

I finished “Clothes” ahead of time! Kind of…

The act of folding is far more than making clothes compact for storage. It is an act of caring, an expression of love and appreciation for the way these clothes support your lifestyle.

— Marie Kondo

I definitely did a whole lot of discarding. (Three huge bags worth — which, considering I did a massive reorganizing and discarding about 6 months ago, is saying something). And I definitely did a whole lot of folding (a lot of folding), but… Continue reading

Clothes! Or jumping in…

Let me share a secret. Putting your house in order is fun! The process of assessing how you feel about the things you own, […] is really about examining your inner self, a rite of passage to a new life.

–Marie Kondo

Holy crap, I’ve started! In some ways I did it all wrong. I began on a hot, Sunday afternoon when I was already tired out from a full morning. (Kondo recommends you start at the beginning of a fresh, new day.) Plus, I was in the middle of planning a trip to see my mother-in-law next week. But I was so eager to get started and I knew this week was going to be fairly busy and I had this window of time so… I took a deep breath and jumped. Continue reading

Of hot days and Jedi-mindtricks…

[W]hat is the point of tidying? If it’s not so that our space and the things in it can bring us happiness, than I think there is no point at all.

–Marie Kondo

I’ll admit it. I’ve been procrastinating. I’ve been off-book for the past couple of weeks and I’m kind of nervous about taking that first active step in the great clearing out of non-happy-making, un-joyful, stuff. Continue reading