For the last few years I have felt like I am drowning. I have been drowning in stuff. Stuff accumulated from a poorly planned move, with having four kids, with surprise twins, with running my business. It just kept piling up. I couldn’t breathe.
About a month ago, Mike and I visited friends who’s house (of three years now), we haven’t seen. As I walked around their home during this (unexpected) visit, I couldn’t get over how tidy and free of clutter their home was. Do people really live like this? This type of lifestyle is an option?
The next day I was still reeling from the stark contrast between our two houses and I realized that an underlying, unshakable stress that I had been feeling was due to our home’s current condition. So, I decided to make a change. A big change.
This change started by reading a book that has been recommended to me over and over again, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo.
Marie Kondo herself shared our progress:
Envision how you want your space to feel. What qualities do you prioritize for your home? What do you see yourself doing in your space on a daily basis? Both questions to ask yourself when setting an intention prior to tidying. @nestingstory . #konmari #sparkjoy #joy #home #vision #ideal #change #konmarimethod #transformation
With the strategy and determination hand in hand, we purged. Here is how it went…
Our journey isn’t over… in fact it’s far from over. What has changed is my mindset. That this task is doable and to just keep the momentum going.
We are going to be renovating our home over the next year to truly make it spark joy and work for our family. I hope you follow along!
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