A few months ago I was scrolling through Instagram and noticed a picture of a book that looked interesting. It’s not often that I get pulled into product endorsements but whoever posted the pic was raving about this book and I just felt really compelled to buy it.
So I headed over to my Amazon app, found the book to be quite inexpensive and decided to buy. Two days later the book was in hand and I was doing nothing but reading.
The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up is an easy, fascinating read that will help you climb up on your clutter issues and conquer. I’m totally serious. I’m not getting paid to endorse this book, but I cannot tell you how LIFE CHANGING it was for me.
I like to think of my self as being a minimalist, but I think I’m actually not that at all. I’m just really good at hiding clutter. I’m tidy, but only in the in-view spots of my home. And what I was beginning to find was that the closed-off spaces were stressing me out. Like I’d go to put something in my closet and feel an overwhelming sense of sadness. And despair. It sounds melodramatic but it’s true. We couldn’t walk in our closet. We couldn’t easily put our clothes away. Some of the areas I did so well organizing for the boys I had never even attempted for myself.
And don’t even get me started on my pantry. It was a nightmare, and I knew it was time to do something about it when I found bouillon in there that had expired in 1998. I’m serious.
So I bought this book and I devoured it and then I spent the next seven-to-ten days purging everything I could. Our closet. The pantry. The linen closet. The art/supply closet. The coat closet. The boys rooms. Isa’s room. I was on a roll because for the very first time, I knew exactly how to handle the mess. The book told me what to do.
By the time I was done I had an entire room’s worth of large black bags. I was dizzy from the freedom, from the beauty of closets and shelves that had space on them. Just open spots with nothing to put there. It was glorious.
The gist of the book is this: don’t decide what you want to get rid of. Decide what you want to keep. When you go through each space, take it all out (which is exhausting and a giant mess) but then when you put things back you really are committed to only keeping what you really want and need.
I’ve always struggled with getting rid of things, especially if I was too attached to the sentimental aspect of an item. The book handles that too! It’s a weird concept but it totally worked for me. When you examine and consider each item in your home, when you determine what you want to keep, you show gratitude to each item that you decide to discard. Weird. But it works.
I had dresses and jewelry and knick knacks that I couldn’t get rid of because of what they “meant” to me, sentimentally but not in a practical sense. And I had to take each one of these items and sort of (in a non-theatrical way) make a mental note of gratitude. For the lesson it taught me, for the memory, for whatever it was that it brought me to own this THING. But to also remember it was just that, a thing. And then I’d place the item in a bag and say a little prayer that it would bless someone else along its journey.
For me, what I noticed as I moved through our belongings, was an unhealthy attachment to these things. I was “in slavery” almost to the amount of stuff I felt obligated to keep. And telling myself it was okay to let them go was a relief that gives new meaning to “take a load off.”
The book has so many helpful tips and yes plenty of weirdness too. It’s from a Japanese writer, translated into English, and there are certainly some cultural differences within. But there is so much to gain from reading this book that I recommend you get it and sort of ignore the stuff that strikes you are wacky. It’s worth it.
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