Coffee and Marie Kondo

Come along with me for a completely different post than I usually photo-journal.  I don’t remember where I first read or heard about Marie Kondo, but I do know I became intrigued. A short synopsis is that you should rid yourself of items that do not spark joy.  When I explained this to Pig-Farmer, I made sure to give him the stink-eye, with raised eyebrow and wicked grin.  I often crack myself up much more than I crack him up.  If you want to learn more, follow this link:

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I have an unusual, free Saturday today.  The weather cooperated, i.e. it is cold and windy, so I decided to bite the bullet and tackle my closet.  I knew it was going to be deep in there and call for lots of coffee.Farmgirlcoffeeandboots

Clothing is often a good place to start; so I am going to share with you a never-seen-before rare image of my closet.  Shhh, we must approach quietly lest we awaken the wild, untamed beast.  Marie_Kondo

Yes, I am a having a very different Saturday ….  but Kondo’s book,  Spark Joy, assures me I’ll be much more joyful after I accomplish this Herculean feat.  Pile the clothes up and sort by:  Does it spark joy? Do I wear it? Does it fit? Is it in good condition?  Then, KEEP, PITCH or DONATE.  Bubbles better not get in the wrong pile!Marie_Kondo_Bubbles

I gave a little jump when I removed the last items from my side of the closet and got to Pig-Farmer’s side… Throw back to an 80’s party!

Marie_Kondo_Ozzy Oh, in full-disclosure, I am allowing myself a “grace” pile, as well.  I like that term better than what I initially called it:  The 10-lb Club.  If When I lose 10-lbs, these clothes will spark some joy again…. They will receive a special spot, where I see them, to provide motivation and encouragement along the way.  They will also receive a date to try on again and cross my fingers, zip my mouth, work-out faithfully: they will re-enter my wardrobe!  Hey, a girl has gotta have hopes and dreams.

Lunch is over (butternut squash) and now, I’m going back to the dungeon joy-searching.

Stay tuned!

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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8 Responses to Coffee and Marie Kondo

  1. Greg Dickinson says:

    Just hilarious

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Wendy says:

    Everyone needs a grace pile! Great stuff!
    (my man still has his size 32X36 jeans from the 80’s, along with some interesting coats, belts, hats, etc.)….not judging, just saying.

  3. says:

    I read her book in November and loved her “spark joy” suggestion. That one phrase made the book worth its weight in gold. While I never quite got up the courage to throw everything into a pile in the center of the room, I have been purging ever since. I’ve made at least 3 trips to Haven Hospice and one trip to the garden club’s clothing sale. Still more to do, too!

  4. pattisj says:

    My closet is pretty well purged–it’s the rest of the mess that’s got me. Pour me a glass of tea while you’re at it, please!

    • Marla Rose says:

      I am hoping that successfully purging one area will help me keep going. Yet, I know with the warm weather coming, I will be outside more in my free time and “forget” about the inside of my house!

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