My KonMari Journey — ‘Komono’ — The Garage

So I finally started tackling the first of the trio of terror — the garage (the other two being my daughter’s toys and the attic). Seriously, I’d been putting this off for so long that it became this giant Everest in my head. Though, in fairness, it’s easy to see why: My husband was convinced I was mad when I told him what I was going to do (although he’s been “convinced” of that for a long time now). He tried to persuade me to put it off to a day when he was available to help out, and after… Onwards! ->

My KonMari Journey — ‘Komono’ — Linen Closet

After taking such a long break from the KonMari Method, there were 3 areas I knew I wanted to tackle next: the linen closet, the garage (actually just a space under the outside steps), and my daughter’s toys. (If you want to hear why I took a break, watch my YouTube video here, and I also took the time to re-asses and re-evaluate the Method by looking at the pros and cons as I’ve experienced them and deciding what I wanted to do differently going forward, which you can watch here.) The linen closet was BY FAR the least disastrous… Onwards! ->

My KonMari Journey — ‘Komono’ — Laundry Room (& more!)

You can keep a secret, right? Super. Then you’re not going to tell Marie Kondo that, recently, I’ve been tackling some locations instead of categories, are you? Excellent. On with the KonMari show! After finishing the kitchen (which you can read about here), I was frustrated by the amount of stuff that was still in there. Toys, for example. And books. And things that had been “discarded” in the kitchen purge but were still sitting around waiting to be re-homed to the charity shop. So I did the only thing I could think of that would bring me some sanity… Onwards! ->

My KonMari Journey – Komono – Kitchen

This wasn’t strictly “the kitchen” because KonMari would strike me down dead for going room by room instead of category by category. But most of the stuff lived in the kitchen, so that was just the handiest name to put on it. It basically comprised of anything involved in making a meal, including the food and drink itself, along with kitchen cleaners, first aid, medication, and vitamins. This category broke new ground for me because I had to get my husband involved. And, given that he works full-time and isn’t totally on board with the decluttering process, I decided that  <HOT TIP> … Onwards! ->

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! ->