As I mentioned in previous posts, I'm in the process of transforming my home AND my life through the KonMari Method. It has been a joyous and insightful experience - something that usually doesn't apply to tidying - but when the premise is keeping only what brings you joy and releasing the rest, the result is countless moments of YAY!
I only have my basement left to complete (the rest of the house looks and feels divine!) and I'm hoping to be done that last piece by Sunday.
My basement has been a 12 year project in a way, and each year I've released more and more. While it was the bane of my existence for most of those years, that changed after my most recent purge a few years back. It finally became a regular basement with moderate clutter instead of an overwhelming beast that I was embarrassed to show anyone.
I had the ENTIRE contents of my mom's trailer after she passed 6 years ago, and it's taken a long time to deal with the immensity of it all.
With the KonMari Method you do things by category, not by room, so it's clothes > books > documents > miscellaneous > momentos. You save the hardest for last because going through photos, journals and heirlooms can really tug at the heart and cloud your ability to discern what needs to go. By doing the easiest categories first, you strengthen your intuition, your confidence in decision making, and your alignment to all that brings you joy.
I'm starting on the basement today and even Paige is going through every piece of her collection down there as I type this. I told her that nothing can be returned to the basement. Either keep it for your own place, donate it, sell it or throw it out. No exceptions. She's accepted this challenge. Hooray!
Now I'm off to do the same.
With love and so much pride,
P.S. You can follow my decluttering journey here.
Image by Paige (It's her berry-dyed paper)
I lasted about 25 minutes down there before I felt like I was drowning/suffocating in the energy of the past. I had no idea how to move through it all. It was so intense. I was trying and not succeeding. Thankfully there was a breakthrough the next day.
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