My KonMari Journey — ‘Komono’ — Stationery

How I ever got through this in one piece is beyond me, but I’ve KonMari’d my stationery. Planners and stationery are my big weakness, and I’ve amassed quite the collection in recent years. It was probably the category I was dreading most. But now it’s done, so I’m pretty sure world domination isn’t too far behind. Fasten your seatbelt because it’s going to be a long ride. Having learned the lessons from previous categories, I broke this down into sub-categories. I started with my planners because I thought that would be the hardest (and I’m a big advocate of starting… Onwards! ->

My KonMari Journey — ‘Komono’ — Toiletries

If the KonMari process has taught me anything, it’s that I’m not quite the minimalist I thought I was. Especially when it comes to toiletries. I mean, I knew I had a few bits and bobs, but THIS much?! Nah. Must be someone else’s stuff, ‘cause I don’t wear skincare products or make-up so I can’t possibly have that many toiletries. Can I?! Here’s the run down: “Body” consisted of shower gels, lotions, shaving stuff, hand soap, etc. Haircare was made up of shampoos, conditioners, oils, clips, bobbins, sprays, hair dryer, straightener, curling tongs, gas cylinders, grips, hair bands, brushes and… Onwards! ->

My KonMari Journey — Paper

Paper. Ugh. There’s not much else to say, really. But you know that never stops me. 😉 (You can catch up on how I got on with the first two categories here and here.) It didn’t take me nearly as long as I thought to gather them all together (only about 20 minutes). It definitely helped that, in recent years, I’ve switched all my bills and statements to online versions. That’s cut out a massive amount of paper coming to my home every month. I’d highly recommend it! I didn’t include anything “pretty”, so scrapbook paper, cute notebooks, journaling cards,… Onwards! ->

My KonMari Journey — Books

My love of reading began at a very young age. My mother found a copy of Roald Dahl’s “The BFG” lying in the road as she was on her way home one day, so she picked it up for me. It’s my earliest memory of being completely immersed in a book, and it launched a lifelong love of Roald Dahl. I still have it, and I still delve into it every few years, just to re-live some of the magic. I’ve always been a bit of a bookworm, and loved my weekly trips to the library as a kid. Then… Onwards! ->

Can Tidying Really Change Your Life? Marie Kondo Thinks So

  If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve recently lost my mind and started implementing something called the KonMari Method. I’ve previously described it as comprising of two steps: Gather all your shit together in one big pile. Throw it all away. While I still maintain that that’s a pretty accurate assessment, I thought some of you might want a more detailed introduction to what it is and what it involves. The method is outlined in Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying” (or, in some versions, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”). It’s… Onwards! ->