KonMari Method – My Picture Frame 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 Picture Frame 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 Picture Frames! So, I’ll admit it – I am a picture frame hoarder, lol! I have been collecting them for years and love to give them as gifts and to have on hand for any emergency photo placement crisis – ha ha!
I have always loved buying them when I see a cute one that I think someone will love or that I feel would be great for some unknown upcoming picture frame need. But really, until I pulled them all out of my picture frame closet (see the video) I had no idea of exactly how many I had!!
It took me about 1 DAY to do this purge and the hardest part was dragging all of these frames 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
I forgot to take pics of the storage cabinet these were in before I got started, BUT, you can see it in the video.
All of the frames on the left brought me joy (and so does my dog Sugar!) and all of the frames on the right I thanked and discarded.
Here is a close up of all of MY discards!
So to try to salvage SOME money from this purge I posted the frames on Craigslist and on a few other sites – 88 frames for $88 (all but 10 were brand new). But after 2 weeks they haven’t sold so I am donating them today to our local senior center. They have a gift shop there and can sell the new frames to raise funds for the center.
Did I lose tons of money? YES! But it was a great lesson learned….only purchase what you NEED and LOVE and discard things that no longer bring you joy on a regular basis.
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 can also say I will NEVER purchase a frame again BEFORE having a specific picture to go in that frame. My former thinking of having lots of frames on hand in case I have a new photo is ridiculous I realize now. LOL
Total Items: 124 !
Total Keep: 36
Total Discard: 88
So that means I got rid of 71% 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 Candles + Candle Holders! 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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