Decluttering is something that I have being planning for a while. Well when I say planning, I mean thinking really hard about when I have been sat on my hoop doing nothing.
Point is, it was on the horizon. So when Netflix dropped Marie Kondo & social media began to light up with her apparent amazing skills, I though I should at least move my planning plan on to watching what she has to say.
The first thing to consider is language, Miss Kondo’s English is better than my Japanese but a translator & subtitles are a major part of the show, meaning you actually have to read the screen rather than my usual approach of web surfing & listening.
It’s quickly apparent this isn’t the usual home makeover show, watching the first family introduce themselves to their own house resulted in synchronized eye contact between The Marvelous Mummy & I. Perhaps I should have acknowledged her attendance on the sofa earlier, my wife was present as to be honest, her decluttering mountain makes mine look like an ant hill.
I didn’t take me long to decide I would cherry pick Miss Kondo’s stages & use the pieces I’m comfortable with. Admittedly I often talk to myself & even enjoy those highbrow chats, talking to my house however is a little much. So on we zip to the belongings.
Specifically the clothes & again I’m cherry picking!
While I generally do fold my garments & try to store them neatly, I don’t feel the need to thank them for their loyal service prior to chucking them, but I will consider if they bring me joy!
No matter how soul searching a decision that is, when faced with my clothes, whether it be jeans, T-shirts or loyal vegetable cuppers, I don’t identify joy! Perhaps that’s me, perhaps I need to watch another episode, perhaps I need nicer clothes
Either way, after one episode with Marie, my wardrobe may have the potential to be a little less cluttered (I haven’t actually got off the sofa yet) but I can’t help but think I could achieve all this in less than half the time if I wasn’t thanking my joyless shirts before discarding them.
This is definitely going to be a journey....
Oh let’s pause this, The Marvellous Mummy has just hit play on episode 2
To be continued.....
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