The reason "spring cleaning" feels so soul-deadening, is because, didn't we JUST do spring cleaning? Also a bunch of fall clean-up? And that purge we did over the summer? Yes, for so many of us, it feels like we are in constant battle with our STUFF. Too much of it piles up, and we spend our evenings and weekends getting things back in order, only to have it mysteriously pile up again.
ALAS! DO NOT DESPAIR! According to Marie Konda, best-selling author of "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up", you only have to tidy once! Yes, once, like, ever. To date, none of her clients have relapsed into untidiness. Her method does not fail. Here's a brief primer:
Step 1: Put all the clothes you own on the floor.
Pick each item up, hold them in your hands, and ask yourself "does this spark joy?". If it doesn't- discard! Put remaining items back in drawers or hangers using a special folding method, shown here:
Then, when you open your drawers, you will see this:
After clothes comes books, then papers, then miscellany, then photos/mementos. Clients and fans have reported after using this tidying method that their lives have improved in dramatic and surprising ways. Better relationships, less stress, improved health, even better complexion and weight loss. Good stuff, right?
Check out the official website HERE. Or, buy the book right now HERE.
hi! i'm leslie.
i'm a wife, mother of two boys, third-generation realtor, clinical psychologist. ('cause, you know, that helps sometimes...)
(oh, and here's my website)