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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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I’m on a sweet tea break now…. Good Lord, I need to get out more.
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.
HaHAhahaha! He will be in demand when there is an 80s party.
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!
Good for you!!! Keep up the good work.
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!
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!