This week on the blog you can check out:
- Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad: A Picture Book Review
- July (2015) Reading Tracker
- P. S. I Still Love You: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review
Thanks to the holiday, this week was a whirlwind. After working three days I had a four day weekend during which I barely sat still (which is why this post is going live on Monday even though I have backdated it to Sunday.)
I continued my efforts to tidy my life according to Marie Kondo’s methodology. I started by trying to stick with her order but that didn’t work out. Over the course of the weekend I discarded and tidied my pants and skirts, loungewear (like pajamas), shoes, socks/tights (how do you know when tights are stretched out? Do I really have to try on every pair I own??), cardigans (still have to tackle heavy-weight sweaters), and purses and totes. With my mom’s help I also went through all of our old pattern and craft books.
Then we moved some furniture around in the living room which included emptying a few cabinets and getting rid of some shelving units. I also got rid of an rearranged a lot of knick-knacks by my desk and all of my pens. I started on my books but that’s becoming complicated.
Still have to tackle stationary, personal papers (got rid of all my old college and grad school papers but are there more???), dresses, hats/scarves/etc and the rest of my books. I also want to go through my entire wardrobe again now that I have a better handle on what brings me joy.
I don’t know that it’s worth buying Marie Kondo’s book but I’m really happy I got it from the library and it’s already getting so much easier to keep things neat–I understand why she boasts that none of her clients ever relapse to being slobs. For the first time, maybe ever, I know exactly what purses I own and where they are. Thanks to the KonMari folding and vertical storage I can fit all of my pants in one drawer where they used to be shoved into three. I’m planning on reviewing the book but I wanted to wait until I had a handle on the process. Spoiler: If you buy into it, and approach with the knowledge that you can take and leave certain aspects, it totally works!
I don’t even remember anything else about this week. All told I think I got rid of 15 trash bags worth of stuff. Plus the furniture. I still have A LOT to do but I’m so excited!
If you want to see how my month in reading is shaking out be sure to check out my June Reading Tracker.
How was your week?