Rituals of Tidying

The art of tidying and organization is an everyday occurrence – and with this, it becomes a ritual. These habitual rituals of cleaning from washing dishes to doing laundry are part of everyday life. With this part of everyday tidying, also comes organizing and de-cluttering – more of a weekly or monthly ritual.

Mondays are considered a full day of cleaning and organizing for me. There was the ritual of tidying in the morning to start the day, but then I get down to business for part of my day consisting of organizing. This is a weekly ritual for me. I am not an organized sort by nature, so I take all the help I can get through other resources to learn on ‘how to’. One of these resources, is a wonderful book called, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo. Marie is a Japanese cleaning consultant and has a revolutionary step-by-step process called the KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.

This book has changed my life.  What I have taken away from it the most, was asking the question… “Does this give me joy?”, while sorting and tossing clothes and household things.  With the ritual of organizing an area of my home each Monday, I would ask this simple question. It gave me a different perspective and my clean spaces gave me more happiness.




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