The first KonMari purge
It started when the kids went to bed last night, and then again as soon as I woke this morning. We finally called it a day at 8.30pm. The great KonMari purge, inspired by The ClothesLine Challenge. I had high ambitions of getting the whole house done this morning. Yeah. That wasn’t going to happen.
But we did get through the first two categories – clothes and books. I would write at length about it, but I’m exhausted! So I’ll tell the story with pictures instead.
Step 1 – gather all your clothes in one place. I piled them all on my bed and had instant regret. Where was I going to sleep?
But a couple of hours later, my wardrobe was decluttered for the first time in years. My bedside locker was empty. I had an entire empty wardrobe, and one empty drawer in the main wardrobe. I was converted.
My daughter’s clothes were next. I gathered them on the bed, took one look and decided I needed more coffee.
Books were next on the list. We only had five boxes because we did a huge cull a few years back and got rid of 12 boxes of books.
Did I mention that in the kids’ room, I started with 16 of those deep IKEA boxes full to the brim, and when I was done with the clothes, I had 7 empty boxes? By the time I was done with the books, we were mulling over a reorganization of the kids’ room.
An hour later regret set in.
So now, I must sleep. Work tomorrow! 🙂