Organizing guru Marie Kondo has caused quite a stir in the self-improvement industry. I get why many have decided to learn more about her methods. A mess can cause stress, it can also make you feel as though your life isn’t in order.
Contrary to what other moms have said, I don’t believe I need someone coming into my home and telling me what to throw out. How many things I need to keep in my home.
Trust me, I’ll get around to decluttering the garage, but I won’t hold an object to see if it brings joy to my life.
Honestly, it’s not the things in my life that count towards my happiness, it’s the people.
Embracing The Madness
On most days, I have to sit back and accept that my home won’t be tidy all day. If I don’t do accept it, I’ll drive myself and my family insane.
With three kids and two dogs, it’s almost impossible to maintain a clean home. I will admit that tidying up can spark joy, but I love the feeling of actually spending time with my family. The mess can wait.
LEGO pieces can be found throughout our home. Things may not always be where they should, but it’s a happy home. When people enter, they feel relaxed — unless they don’t like kids or fear dogs.
Method To The KonMari Madness
Maybe Marie Kondo doesn’t want me to get rid of my book collection or sit there and hold items while pondering whether or not they spark joy. I will admit that there is some truth to decluttering your home and how much it allows you to improve your way of thinking. For instance, you learn to solve problems and make decisions as you start tossing items into separate piles: keep, toss or donate.
I haven’t read Marie Kondo’s book, nor have I watched an episode of the new hit series on Netflix. I love to hear how her teachings have allowed others to find happiness in their home, but I don’t think it can help me.
That’s not to say that I know all that about tidying up. Of course not. Pinterest doesn’t have all the answers.
I’m at a point in my life where I know what I need to know about trying to balance a household. I’m constantly tweaking it to fit whatever comes our way — like adding more time to practice lessons with our kids throughout the week.
To those of you who feel they need her words of encouragement to finally tackle the things in your home, I applaud you for taking the steps to improve your life.
For me, Marie Kondo’s words aren’t something I feel could help me since I’ve been improving my everyday life for years.