- Her book is great — actually do the thing (you only do it once in a lifetime!), and do it in order. It's not just an activity, she's teaching you an introspective tool that you'll need to work on developing as you go, and she's helping you recognize a bunch of emotional baggage you've been unknowingly carrying around along with all your belongings.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
No, in my experience so far, the book seems to encourage the reader and participant in this minimalist project to go by his or her own guidance systemNo, in my experience so far, the book seems to encourage the reader and participant in this minimalist project to go by his or her own guidance system and choose which things to keep based on the feelings he or she gets from each object.
- Her original Netflix show (Tidying Up) is also great and reveals her personality in a way that I don't think the book managed (it helps to counter the impression that she might be overly judgmental).
- I think she's actually trying to save the world, and while this path is a strange one, I think it's going to do more good than many other more traditional plans. I think it really is life-changing.
(I’m four+ years in and stand by my assessment; my life is a struggle, but it makes a difference that I am able to better notice and filter for the things that do or do not spark joy ✨ and I continue to put energy into folding my clothes and otherwise actively cherishing the things in my life.)
Ikea has grey felt boxes that fit my shirts perfectly. I’m not currently using drawers, so they’re great for giving my folded clothes some support (the felt is textured in a way that gives them some purchase, even on my synthetics) while looking nice and tidy.
KOMPLEMENT Box - light gray 6x10 ½x4 ¾ "
KOMPLEMENT Box - light gray 6x10 ½x4 ¾ ". The box helps you organize clothes and accessories in your wardrobe. Soft felt protects your accessories and keeps them neatly in place. You can easily customize your own storage solution by combining boxes in different sizes.
I haven’t yet tried the larger size, which might work for pants and other wider items.