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I’ll admit it, I’m a messy person. Okay, maybe a very messy person. I’ll let dishes stack up, I’ll leave laundry undone and congregated on my living room, kitchen and bedroom floors without a second thought. My level of clean is along the lines of nothing is actively molding so it’s probably fine, which is to say, much more relaxed than most. I am a borderline pack-rat by nature.
I am also an enthusiastically proud bookworm so when two separate friends suggested Marie Kondo’s book, The Life- Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I was more than happy to give it a whirl despite my serious lack of wanting to tidy up. Overall, I quite enjoyed the book. The most profound aspect encourages readers to focus on every item and consider whether it sparks joy in their soul or not, and if not, to thank it kindly for it’s great work and let it go. There is a gorgeous element of detachment and simplicity that made me feel like I was staring in my own personal montage of personal revolution. Sitting on the floor with every piece of clothing I owned and releasing 2/3 of my wardrobe to a better place. Some were donated, some sold, and some still in a corner of my apartment waiting to be dropped off (again, I may not have been the target audience). I found value in this book’s method and its message that it is okay to allow yourself to be free from items that no longer bring you joy. Don’t get me wrong, I am not yet Marie level invested, though I can respect and appreciate the service this book provides, particularly for those who would like change their behavior.
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