This book is fantastic. I didn't even think my house was messy before this book. But, between my roommate and myself, we decided that we must have gotThis book is fantastic. I didn't even think my house was messy before this book. But, between my roommate and myself, we decided that we must have gotten rid of around 50 bags of stuff when we went through the book.
You probably know the basic premise by now, but I'll tell you anyway. Marie Kondo, codename KonMari, spent her entire life figuring out how to tidy. Eventually, she came upon the solution. You go through all of your stuff, hold it in your hands, and decide if it sparks joy. She tells you to go through your things by categories, also, rather than by room. It's so fun!
Here are my clothes:
Here's a bunch of my other crap:
Here's my closet after tidying:
The thing was that I had a bunch of stuff that I thought I needed on top of all the stuff I loved. So now, when I look around, all the stuff I love is there, and I actually didn't need that other stuff anyway.
One caveat is that her section on books is . . . troubling. I'm sorry to tell you that there is a whole part where she talks about mutilating her favorite books and pasting passages into folders to minimize how much space they take. Shudder. She no longer recommends that, thank god, but she does not go gently with the book section, so reader beware.
I think the most helpful part of this book is that going through the process trains you to find joy in your surroundings. I did it again today, and it was great, so I thought I would tell you all. I'm starting up my life coaching business, and I want to add some tidying to it. I'm going to try helping a law client with her tidying, to test out how it can fit into the work I already do. It's so great that I have to share!...more
I am so excited about this book! It is going to teach me how to do all kinds of things to fix my car! And it is telling me all of the tools I need toI am so excited about this book! It is going to teach me how to do all kinds of things to fix my car! And it is telling me all of the tools I need to fix it! Like, I need sockets and a reversible ratchet drive. And I need some spanners - I don't know what those are, but they sound VERY exciting. AND A HACKSAW. I already changed my front headlight, so, yeah, I’m ready for business.
This is a picture of the impressive work I did on my headlight:
This book is seriously cool. You should all get books like this for your cars. Also, this one is extra cool because it appears to be British. It wants me to decide whether my model is a petrol or diesel model, and it tells me how to fix my bonnet.
Bonnets aren’t just for babies anymore! But, I am not angry about bonnets like that girl. Because my bonnet is metallic, not floral. Makes all the difference.
Also it has pictures of all of my car’s wiring. Kind of like this:
But it’s cooler in this book because the book tells you what stuff means!
I am very excited about this book! I like putting things together and taking them apart. And ratchet drives! And bonnets! But not the floral ones – the awesome mechanical ones. Yay! Go get one of these books! They are a whole new world of fun possibilities....more