Hey guys!

I've been seeing "the life-changing magic of tidying up" by Marie Kondo on a lot of bloggers' must read list. The first time I saw the book in Target, I thought it was cute, but why would so many people recommend it? I bought the book on a whim when I saw the 30% sticker. It was one of the best decisions of my life.

I finished the book in about three days, and in those three days, I've been applying what I've learned along the way to my life. It's amazing how such a small book can impact one's thinking. The advice in the book makes more sense than other organizational books and blog posts I've read. Of course,  I did have a few posts that help with organization, but they were strictly concentrated on how to make sure you see what you have so you can use it. This book emphasizes on keeping things that bring you joy.

The difference doesn't seem very large. Of course, you'd want to see what you love in an obvious place. However, Kondo states that you should "take each item in one's hand and ask: 'Does this spark joy?' If it does, keep it. If not, dispose of it" (41). That one piece of advice just resonated with me. It was like something clicked inside my head.

I've already started my KonMari journey this week. All my clothes fit in about five to six drawers and less than a foot of closet space, and I only have three shelves full of books. I skipped a few items that still need to be sorted because the amount of clothes I had was overwhelming, but I already feel like a huge weight has been lifted from my mind. I definitely urge you guys to give this book a try if you really feel like tidying up. It's not only helped me let go of items that don't give me joy, but has opened up space for me to let in new experiences.

That's it for today! Thanks for reading! 


  1. Great post! I've always seen this book in book stores and I have been intrigued to buy it. I recently moved last week and I realized how much unnecessary stuff I have! I'll probably pick up this book and give it a read, time to throw away a bunch of things!!

    Melissa Truong | www.melissatee.com

    1. I definitely think this book is worth a look! It's a quick read, but all the information makes so much sense compared to a lot of organization books that focus on only containing your mess. Let me know how it goes!