Sunday, October 4, 2015

the life-changing magic of tidying up

This little book is quite popular. As someone whose room feels cluttered daily, I thought it was definitely one to look into. You may be questioning how hard can it be to clean up, but as addressed in the first few pages, we are never really taught how to tidy up, and the temptation of miraculous storage devices are prolific and never as miraculous as they claim to be.

The overall message is to keep what you love and donate what you don't. As a sentimental person, this can be difficult for me. The most useful tips for me were the rationalizations of why it's okay to get rid of something, even if it's a gift or something you used to love. To thank the item for serving its purpose, and move on. To have a house with only the things you love the most, things that spark joy, and you will never have to tidy again. It may seem like a lot of 'throw things away', but I actually read it as the converse-to consciously decide what you want to keep.

I haven't started the method yet, but I am excited to go through it. There is a certain order of what to go through, a lot of practical tips, and examples from her clients. It's like a capsule wardrobe, home, etc. but without arbitrary rules of how many of this or that to keep. The only criteria-keep what you love.

Have you read this book? What were your thoughts?


  1. I found you on Instagram and am so glad I did! This book was amazing. I started implementing it and can see such a change! Can't wait to read more of your blog 💛

    1. Thank you! I am exited to achieve tidy house peace. :] Let me know how your journey goes!