Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Magic of Tidying Up at 2AM!

At 2AM I was able to fill 2 semi-large sando bags with things to give away and things to dispose.

I have this weird habit of being "productive" in the middle of the night. Maybe I'm used to the night life or something. But I find myself more active in the wee hours of the night. I had a little bit of a downtime at work so I was able to catch up on one my favorite books to date.

I've been reading Marie Kondo's book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and it has changed the way I see my life right now and how I live. For starters, I don't hoard unnecessary stuff anymore. (YEY!(:) And I see to it that each purchase will be worth every penny. But I think the best thing this book has taught me (I am still reading it and I'm not yet done with it btw), is how to detach myself from my old, useless stuff. I am a very sentimental person and I enjoy keeping little trinkets. But I learned how to say good-bye to them because of this book.

The most important lesson Marie Kondo shared in this book (on how we know which ones to dispose) was to: hold a thing you haven't used for a long time and see if it still "sparks joy" in your life. She reminded us of not to be guilty of giving away or throwing away something if it is not useful anymore, as it has already served its purpose of making us happy in beginning. Does it make any sense?(: For me it does. It applies to all aspects of our lives if you come to think of it. If we continue to hold on to something which doesn't bring us joy/happiness anymore, we carry excess baggage. We need to learn to let go so we can move forward and attract better things.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The book is really inspiring and will really help you to organize not just your house, but also your entire life.
 
 Workshop Handouts!

I was able to find the things I've been looking for when I started to dispose and give away some of my stuff. I found this pile of handouts too. Most of which are still helpful and useful so I will buy a clear folder so I can neatly arrange them. Kondo mentioned in her book that if a handout, a manual (for your electronics and stuff) are just kept for the sake of having them around, dispose it! It has already served its purpose, and if you ever need instructions on one of your gadgets, you can easily Google it or inquire at a nearby store. Makes sense?(:

YAY!(:

I should've taken a "before" photo. Promise, these 2 cabinets were filled! You can't recognize a thing and once you pull out one object, everything will fall apart. Now all of them can breathe.

Kondo also said that from time to time we should "move" oru things or re-arrange them so they can (as I've mentioned) breathe.

I hope I was able to inspire you to keep your home and surroundings in order. For when you see an organized surrounding/s, everything else will follow.(: 


The Magic of Tidying Up at 2AM!

12 comments:

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    1. Hahaha! Bhaby, it's me! Nagulat ako it used my old profile to post! :))

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    2. Khaye!(: Fully Booked BGC. But best to email them first if available, coz sometimes they need to get it from another branch.

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  2. Nice post and you just reminded me that I've got tons of organizing to do around home and work place. Thanks.-macysantos

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  3. Very inspiring post!!! It's always zen practice to de clutter to clear our minds and be able to focus on important things. Let go and make new room for better things in life!Thanks for this reminder :)

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  4. Love the post especially this part > " It applies to all aspects of our lives if you come to think of it. If we continue to hold on to something which doesn't bring us joy/happiness anymore, we carry excess baggage. We need to learn to let go so we can move forward and attract better thing".


    Now, it reminds me of the article that I've read that said simple life is less stress & more joy!

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  5. I must have that book! Hehe. I love books that inspire you to become better. And sometimes tyding up when everyone is asleep is effective.

    Keep it up Kaity.

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  6. I do agree it's hard to let go, especially if it has sentimental value or if it's a gift from a family or friend. I wish to know how.

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  7. I love to re-arrange and declutter every now and then.. But just like you, I am a very sentimental person hence the pile of stuff I keep... I should get a copy of this book sometime soon! Oh, the books on my to-read list...! 😞 I need time!!!! Haha.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing Kaits! I miss you!!!!

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  8. What a milestone! Congratulations! I also need to de-clutter our home from time to time as we don't have much space in our 1-bedroom condo unit. -- Maria Teresa Figuerres

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  9. This is something I definitely need to learn, letting go of things that I don't need anymore. thanks for sharing!

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  10. Ohh! congrats! I'm on my way (working so hard) to being a minimalist too as I like to hoard things and put sentimentality on it. Wish me luck! :)

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