ORGANIZE YOUR HECTIC LIFE AND KONMARIE EVERYTHING
For those of you who haven't heard about Marie Kondo, take a look right now! She has developed the KonMari Method™ that has shaped the lives of so many people. Seriously, she's the mom we all needed but never listened to...until now.
If you read my first Goat Gab then you know I've jumped ship from the states and started a semi-new life here in Sydney, Australia. I've tried to purge my life several times before, but this is what it took me to really start organizing my life.
We came over here with 8 suitcases that included every single thing we owned. Alan (the lovely model showing off half our luggage in the photo) moved from Dubai to live with me in Los Angeles before we found out he couldn't get a visa. Those are stories for later. We then purged my apartment and got rid of my beloved Ikea couches and makeshift tables and left my books with my parents. The rest of it was either packed or thrown away. IT FELT GREAT.
Fifteen hours later, we landed on Australian soil! The struggle was real while we were trying to roll them all along the Sydney Airport. Despite our ragged state, we were excited to finally make it to our little AirBnB that would play home for us for the next two weeks.
“The place we live should be for
the person we are becoming now
not for the person we have been in the past.”
– Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
How I KonMari'd my life
It's so mundane, but here are my most organized bits of the apartment. I got rid of all the clothes that didn't fit or didn't flatter me. It's nice to be able to grab literally anything off my shelves and feel comfortable. My color coordination has never been on point and now I'm experimenting with the scarves from my great grandmother. Going crazy.
On to jewelry, I realized I wore about 10% of anything I owned. I finally organized my rings, earrings, watches, and necklaces and now I'm branching out and wearing maybe 50%. I'm a work in progress.
My time spent on rushing through the mornings has cut down to about 45 minutes (including breakfast) and the apartment is so easy to clean now. If anyone has photos of their KonMarie'd home, I'd love to see!
Carolyn | Sydney, Australia
architect + designer + artist + blogger + graphic designer + always hungry
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