I was reading the latest issue ofÂ New York magazine and there was a very interesting article about a Japanese sensation that is now starting to make an impression here in the U.S.: Â Marie Kondo and her tidyness ways. Â It was a fascinating read and I’ve linked it below:
I know we’ll be moving to a new place very soon and I really really really don’t want to have to keep schlepping my or our extraneous stuff again and again. Â Honestly, I know that I look for a certain size of apartment basically because I’m looking for a certain amount of space to hold our crap. Â Well, after reading this article, I did buy the book she’s published and I’m ready to get rid of shit and make some feng shui happen. Â 🙂
I haven’t finished the book nor even gotten past the first 40 pages or so, but that’s because I’ve just received it in the mail from Amazon. Â There’s plenty of ideas ahead though and I’m hopeful to use them, but I already started the process of getting some of the shit in our storage area reduced. Â We went to Target today and got some media binders so that I can divest myself of the bulky DVDs I’ve been carrying around. Â Now I just have the media in those binders. Â It’s kind of awesome that I could get rid of 3 heavy boxes in an afternoon and replace it with a slim folio of entertainment. Â Now I just have to look at the rest of our stuff, including clothes, books & magazines, and office clutter. Â THERE’S SO MUCH CLUTTER.
I figure I’ve got the next week and a half to put in some major effort to reduce our crap footprint. Â I’m optimistic.
In other news, I got my car back yesterday, and she’s beautiful and scratch-free. Â I would love for that to stay the status for a while, por favor.