Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Konmari: Guest Closet

The guest closet. A 4X8' space. Space where I store things. A space that no one sees. A hidden hoarder's secret. I've been dreading going through this closet. Over the past 4 years, I've stuffed it full of things I didn't want to make decisions about or sort through. Yesterday I pulled everything out of the closet and from 8 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon I worked on konmaring the closet! 

This is everything I pulled out of the closet. Plus 3 bags of trash... and two bins of puzzles that I still need to sort. Baby clothes, baby blankets, crib sheets, outgrown- stained clothing, baby toys, loud toys, and decorating accessories filled this closet. 
 I'll invite you into my mess. I still have a few things to get rid of but only so much would fit in my car to the resale shop...

 All of those organizers are empty. I need to find a home for them. Why do I have so many hangers? I don't even know...

It is so FREEING to get rid of all of this junk I don't need, use or even like! 

Again, the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying UP has really changed my life and the way we live in our house. I only want to be surrounded by things that bring me joy. I may not be able to control what is happening in my life but I can control what happens in my house. 

(I didn't realize my need for control until everything was out of control... I'm the middle child, I don't have control issues...) 

God is bigger than this and Jesus Can fix-it. 

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