Have you have been sick and tired of being sick and tired? On the edge of hitting rock bottom? I think I finally hit my breaking point right after school got out. After my sister, my fellow second grade teachers, and I packed up my husband’s truck with all of my classroom, we brought more chaos and clutter into an already chaotic and clutter-y house. We moved into our house in January and still there were unpacked boxes. Onesies were too tight and shorts were too short on my kids. I hated apologizing for the state of my home every time a guest would come over.
Enough was enough.
I immediately ordered “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo and took in the every word, and I vowed to spend my summer getting our house to an enjoyable state. Over scheduling and lack of priority had caused our home to be stuffed to the brim with just that … stuff. My kids would never play with and appreciate toys if they could never access them. How could any of us show gratitude to the items and things we were blessed with if we didn’t even know what we had?
I started with the kids rooms, then I began to follow the KonMari Method throughout the rest of the house. The biggest key is if it doesn’t give you immediate joy when you touch it, it has to go. It’s efficient and allows you to move quickly through your items. I’ve managed to go through every closet, drawer, and cabinet only excluding the attic (not in this heat!), photographs (can’t get rid of those) and my husband’s office (but I did clean out and organize our family file cabinets).