Chances are, you’ve heard of the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. If you haven’t, we highly recommend you take a peek. And if you have, you most likely agree with us that it’s a pretty incredible read. As two girls who love clothes, beauty products, books, candles … pretty much anything that will quickly fill a closet, we are very familiar with the struggle that comes with attempting to de-clutter.
This year, in preparation for a very serious spring cleaning, we each picked up a copy of this book. As expected, it has some great tips and easy to follow tutorials about how to clean out every corner of your home. But it also teaches a new way to approach tidiness and think about your belongings. One of Marie Kondo’s main points is that by freeing up space in your physical space, you free up space in your mind — relieving stress and anxiety and giving yourself room to focus on other things in your life. We’ll admit it, this sounded like a grand statement to make. A deep clean of my home will really affect the rest of my life? But we committed to a few of her strategies and it’s pretty amazing how ridding yourself of unnecessary belongings will leave you feeling (and your home looking!) so much lighter and free.
We’re still working through tidying each category in our homes, but so far, we are loving the affect Marie Kondo’s practices have had on our spaces and ourselves. What are your thoughts on the book? Was it truly life-changing?