Monday morning's are for conquering!
Blue (because it's Monday morning and it keeps me calm) - check
Perfect pedicure - check
Week's To-Do-List - check
It's Monday morning and I'm feeling something between motivated and sluggish. I need to get off my ass, and do this s**t! Winter makes me so slow, but then again I say that in the heat of the summer too, but the days are longer so I do tend to be out of the house more, and get more things done by default.
I spent the weekend with my husband, cleaning, or shall we say, decluttered, my house. After reading Marie Kondo's book The life changing magic of tidying up, I had gone into a frenzy and detoxed my wardrobe. But the bags of clothes were sitting around for my girlfriends to come pick through what they wanted to adopt. That bag was waiting here for 3 months!
So I gave my girlfriends the ultimatum on Sunday, come get or forget! The electronics and other things we got ride of yesterday, including furniture wasn't so lucky to have been given a second chance. Marie's theory is to say goodbye to your things, thank them for serving you, and throw it away. Don't offload your crap onto someone else. Although, my brother did point out, that only really rich people can afford to be minimalists. If they need something again after they've trashed it, they can just go out and buy another one...hmmm...
Marie also says the full detox of the whole house should be done within 6 months of you starting. It's a life 'event' that you only need to do once in your life. Which is true, because since I read the book, I haven't purchased anything new, and my shopping habits have changed, hopefully for good. Some of the basic principles of the KonMarie method are: Discard 'Does this spark joy?' // Do it by category // Designate a 'home' for everything.
Leaving you with a polka dotted picture that makes me smile, from lover Maruska, with her Ermis winged sandals.
Have a wonderful week lovers xoxo