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First Impressions From The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up


I had to check out Marie Kondo’s ‘the Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up’ simply because: it’s everywhere! Seriously, how many photos have you seen on your social feeds of clothing/books spread over beds and floors in an attempt at magical organisation?

As usual, I’m not quite finished with this book, but I wanted to share my impressions while they’re still fresh in my mind.

My initial reaction to this book? As usual, the advice must be taken with a grain of salt. I’m looking forward to trying Kondo’s sorting method, which involves taking everything out and sorting through while considering your feelings towards each item, but other advice is a bit of a stretch. For example, I don’t see the purpose of emptying my purse at the end of each day, since I’ll definetly be using that same purse the next. And there’s no sense in removing everything from my bathtub after each shower… I just don’t have the energy for these little extras after work, cooking, and caring for my family.

The real test for this book will be in sorting through my things. Although I’ll have to take it at a much slower pace than outlined (at nearly 9 months pregnant), I look forward to seeing what I care to remove from my living space. And I also adore the idea of having a space for everything, although I’ll have to be semi-flexible once out little one arrives!


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