KonMari Method – My Candle Purge!
Do you struggle with storage, organization and simply having “too much” STUFF?! Me too!!
Well I think the answer to our problems has arrived…
I’m excited to share a look at the KonMari Purge Method with you! If you’re not familiar, the book “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up” is the #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.
This is a NEW series I am doing on my own “Personal Purge” of my clothing, accessories, jewelry, books, etc… and my plan is to post at least one video/blog post per week on my progress. I hope you try out this method and share YOUR progress with me!! We can DO THIS!! So check back each week and see how I am doing!
Snag your copy of the KonMari Method Book “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up” here: http://amzn.to/1a1BJCr
The Amazon Description of the book:
“Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).
With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.”
A little about the author:
“Marie “KonMari” Kondo runs an acclaimed consulting business in Tokyo helping clients transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and inspiration. With a three-month waiting list, her KonMari Method of decluttering and organizing has become an international phenomenon. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is a best seller in Japan, Germany, and the UK, with more than two million copies sold worldwide, and has been turned into a television drama for Japanese TV. She has been featured on more than thirty major Japanese television and radio programs and in the Sunday Times, Red magazine, You magazine, the New York Times, USA Today, NPR’s Here & Now, Slate, Family Circle, and the London Times, who has deemed her “Japan’s preeminent guru of tidiness, a warrior princess in the war on clutter.””
Please see my blog post titled “KonMari Method – Introduction” for more on her method: http://trendingtami.com/2015/04/konmariepurgeintro/
My Candle Purge!
So I am continuing my journey to “happiness” and my new “lifestyle” by tackling the category that I love but had WAY too much of…my Candles & Candle Holders! Yep, I admit it….I am a candle hoarder! I love Partylite, Diamond Candles, any type of candles really. Over the years I have had a Partylite party and sold around $2,300 in candles – which netted me a TON of free candles! And, I have been a Diamond Candle nut getting many of their new scents when they come out.
Let’s be real though – no one needs this many candles. I mean, I WOULD like to live off grid one day and these WOULD be helpful in that situation. But that is a few years down the road and most likely I would have solar power so the need for this amount of candles is unnecessary.
It took me about 1 DAY to do this purge and the hardest part was dragging all of these candles & holders upstairs to my staging area. But, it only took me about an hour or two to go through them all and determine what brings me joy.
The BEFORE + AFTERS
Here are all just SOME of the Candles + Holders in my “Candle Cabinet” in the basement. I also had them stored in other areas of the basement and of course around the house.
Here is a pic of all of my “collection” gathered and laid out!
Here is a shot of my keeps and discards after sorting!
So even though I would love to sell some of my collection and make a little money back I don’t think that process would bring me joy. The candles are heavy (+ holders breakable), so it isn’t like I could sell them on eBay. On Craiglist it has been hit or miss for sales and I simply didn’t want the hassle.
So, I chose to GIVE them all to my friends! Four of my friends told me what type / scent of candles they were looking for so I pulled those out for them first. Then I gave the balance (100+ candles & holders – LOL!!) to my other friend.
So no money was earned on this purge but it was great to give the candles to friends where they could be loved and provide joy for THEM! And I was able to move them out of my house in about a week, which was great – one of the biggest struggles for me is having the purged items laying around in my house after the purge – I simply can’t stand it!! Once I make a decision to discard I want it gone now so hanging on to them to sell is torture for me.
WOW…this I feel went very well! Please watch the video below for full comments but I am really feeling this KonMari Method is working! I am going to TRY to not buy any candles for at least 6 months. I want to have the opportunity to burn these current candles that bring me joy and I don’t ever want to have to STORE so many non-joy sparking candles again.
Total Items: 210 !
Total Keep: 53
Total Discard: 157
So that means I got rid of 75% of my STUFF!!
I am LOVING the KonMari Method…it is much easier to part with things than I thought it would be and it is really helping me focus on what I want in my life!
Next purge will be Cat Supplies + Dog Supplies! Keep checking back to see my progress on my purges!
Check out my coordinating video where I speak about the KonMari Method and my own personal struggle with all my STUFF! Be sure to listen for “Tami’s Secret” which will give you EXTRA entries into the giveaway!
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I am very happy with the KonMari Method so far! Stay tuned to see my next KonMari PURGE!
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