I don’t know about you but like a bazillion other people I have hopped on the Kon Marie tidying band wagon. Not fully-not to the crazy extent. But I must say it-the book did hold a lot of value for me and did make me rethink about stuff in a new way.
In the past I would shop and just happen upon what I deemed as ultra cool stuff and I would buy it. Well…because it was ultra cool and I needed it. So my house got filled to the brim with ultra cool things oh and let’s talk about hobbies….I live for accessories. I got my cricut, and the vinyl, and the cartridges, and the storage for my cartridges, and the paper, and the tools….and it goes on and on…I like a complete set.
Not to mention that shopping just takes your mind off of things. Especially during my infertility battle years. If I was shopping I wasn’t thinking about the baby I wasn’t having and didn’t have.
So if you’ve read Kon Marie you can totally understand how this book was good for me.
Now let’s get to Christmas….once you have KM’d your house and you begin to look at things, stuff as joy sparking and useful then Christmas gets hard.
Did anyone else have this problem?
It was Christmas list time and I had nothing-nothing to write down….I asked friends what they were asking for…I went to my fellow bloggy friends lists for help-oh and they have great ideas but it just seemed like stuff…stuff I didn’t need. And it got me thinking…..
This KM thing isn’t all awesome-it has it’s pitfalls. Christmas sparks joy for me,opening gifts sparks joy for me. I just had to think of things differently. I also have friends who push KMing onto spouses and children. I’m totally against this. I spoke to him about it and gave him the jist of it and he cleaned out some things. I wanted him to clean out more but frankly he lives here too-it’s his stuff…and it sparks joy for him.
I want Row to have fun at Christmas. I want her to get loads of gifts-that sparks joy for her and I. I have come to realize that having a house full of toys and stuff to clean is a blessing and something I have always dreamed of.
I am also fully and I mean fully against trashing things just because they don’t spark joy anymore.I bought those things, I spent money. I always FB garage sale things before they go to donation, or I find people who might be able to use them.
I love KM. I do….and I have gained so much… but she almost ruined Christmas ya’ll.
I hope you’ve recovered from Christmas!
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