I started listening to The Art of Discarding by Nagasaki Tatsumi this afternoon. I have over 50 Audible Books in my library ready to listen to when I need inspiration. This one was perfect for today as I remembered that her tips helped me last Spring. She said in the first chapter “Keep things that you use and discard those you don’t. Things are given life by being used”
As mentioned yesterday, my challenge today was to clear the clothes etc by the end of today. I find it very difficult to part with things so I roped my partner into helping with his wardrobe and in less than an hour, we’d filled 5 charity bags and that was just his stuff. We then put everything back with room to spare.
I’d carried out some similar purging this time last year so I just tidied some of my wardrobe and put all the other clothes away. It took all afternoon but it felt good!
I just want to add that it was my youngest daughter that inspired us all this weekend as she sorted out her wardrobe and drawers and did a wonderful job. It looks lovely with all the matching coat hangers and everything lined up in colour order.
There’ll be a lot of bags going to the charity shop next weekend and our house feels lighter already.
Now that all the clothes are away, my next challenge will be to organise the inside of the wardrobes and drawers to make it easier to put things away. None of this shoving things into the already-crammed-full drawers. I made a start on this today by removing the contents of a ‘bits and bobs’ drawer that I can’t remember opening for months and making it my new sock drawer.
It’s definitely Spring.
Until next time…