This post is part of a series, outlining my progress, as I work my way through the KonMari Method.
|An 'after' picture. Everything has been put away in its own place, tomorrow's outfit is folded on the chair. And that bin under my little dressing table has been put away since taking this photo...|
On Wednesday, I tackled 'Part Two' of my clothing - the wardrobe I keep at my condo. Off-season things, special occasion things, and enough basics that I don't have to pack a bag if I decide to spend an extra night at my place.
I expected (and actually stated, in print on this blog), that this would be a quicker task than my first day, when I went through the clothing, shoes, accessories, and jewelry that I keep at the boyfriend's. That was Monday, and it took over an hour to pull everything from closets and drawers. By my best estimate, I had gone through the bulk of my wardrobe on Monday.
Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. #slowclapofhands.
It took about an hour to pull everything from my main closet, plus a storage closet, plus an armoire.
From there, I went through the painstaking process of picking up each item, one thing at a time, and asking myself, "Does this spark joy?"
|I paused to take some photos about 8 minutes into the process...|
|Yes. That's a laptop in there.|
|My partially emptied closet. Left side.|
|I was able to get rid of probably 30 shoeboxes. I relocated most of the shoes to one of the hanging shelf organizers, which I placed against the inner right closet wall. Many of the empty shoeboxes went into the armoire drawers, to sort items.|
|I am still amazed at how much space I cleared out by doing three things: taking shoes out of their boxes, taking stockings & tights out of their packaging, and rolling clothing. Mind = Blown.|
|Closet, Left Side. I relocated one of my hanging shelf organizers to the left inner wall. Hats, shirts, scarves, and sweaters all live here now.|
|I love that I can see everything!|
There are so many great things that I have encountered since beginning this process last Monday:
1. I know exactly where everything is in my closet.
2. All this week, I have put together some outfits that I am thrilled with, with very little tweaking or changing.
3. I have such a feeling of inner peace when I walk through my living spaces - and these are really only two rooms so far.
Following Marie Kondo's list, books are next, and then papers. I have already sorted through the books at the Boyfriend's place, and most of my papers. I anticipate that this process will take far, far longer at my place. I have a lifetime of papers stored there.
And I cannot wait to start!