February 10, 2019

Konmarie Method: Stage 5- Sentimental

Hello friends, I hope you have enjoyed following me along on my tiding-up journey. Today, I want to talk about the final stage in the Konmari Method, sentimental. Now that I have gone through the other stages, it makes sense that sentimental is the last one. I have been truly open to purging most items in my home. Even if my first response is to hold on tight, I would take a step back and ask myself is this an item of my past or one I am taking with me into my future. Most items found themselves landing in our past and once I thanked them (and took a quick photo), it was time to let them go. 

When I went through my home the past 36 days, I left three areas of sentimental to come back around to. The first area is a box of baby items, from both of my children, that I have kept under my bed for years. I still wanted to keep all of the items from inside this box, but Marie Kondo pointed out that they should be kept in a nice keepsake box that is easy to go though. I found a few great options and decided to give each child their own boxes.  

 Next up were the items I left on the floor of our office. Most of these were photos, but there were a good amount of old photo disks as well. I used a basket to arranged the items I wanted to keep inside. This basket now sits on my office shelves and it is finally organized and pleasant to look at. 

 The final area of sentimental items in my home was in my daughter's closet. Unlike her brother, she wants to save her "past favorites" of almost everything in her life! ;) I decided to go through everything, pair it down a bit, and organize it so everything had it's own place. I also moved her keepsake box from under my bed to in her closet so everything is in one spot. It is so much nicer to look at and go though now! 

I'm not going to lie, this has been a very challenging process to get through. The Konmari Method became a way of life for me all last month and I am so proud of myself for getting through it. My home looks wonderful and so much less cluttered. I found that all members of my family seemed less stressed the more I pushed through this process. I do have to remember that this is just the beginning. It is going to be hard to keep up the progress, but it is something that I truly want to keep up. The entire process took me about five weeks which is less then the eight week goal I had set for myself. I highly recommend to anyone and everyone to do this. You really do get so much more out of it then just a clean home. 

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today, I hope you make it a great day! xoxo


1 comment:

Mrs. L said...

Me too, with my girl's things. I don't want to get rid of some of her dresses. I am in love with those storage boxes, they look elegant