If you haven’t heard about KonMari, you’re probably not on Facebook enough. (Congratulations!) Marie Kondo wrote The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanses Art of Decluttering and Organizing a few years ago, but the phenomenon recently hit the US. She teaches you how to have a tidier house by getting rid of the clutter, i.e. everything.
I can’t really explain the book, so you have to read the real thing if you’re interested. But you start with clothes, hold everything you own, and instead of choosing what to get rid of you choose what to keep– only things that bring you joy. The distinction is surprisingly more important than you’d think.
When I started I thought I didn’t have a lot of clutter, since our house is an older home with little storage space. I was wrong. Using Marie’s criteria I’ve gotten rid of more than half of each category I’ve “KM’ed” (that’s KonMaried).
But, #farmmomproblems, I don’t have good place for a yard sale.
And I have So Much Stuff. (That’s crafts, not scrapbooking.)
Homeschool. Not this year’s curriculum.
So what every country girl needs is a friend in the city. Hopefully a super great friend with prime garage sale real estate. And then you’ll need a couple of pick-up trucks to haul everything down and a few days to sit outside with your laptop while writing blog posts and re-pricing items that lost their stickers.
And you’re set.
Now if only I could get rid of all the dishes so I wouldn’t need to wash them…