Tuesday, June 16, 2015

And Summer Begins

I am officially on summer break now.  As normal, my to-do list is L-O-N-G and will most likely exceed the time constraints of summer break. I'm okay with this--as long as progress is made, I don't really sweat it too much.

My biggest goals for the summer revolve around my home this year.  I recently read Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and so I am KonMari-ing the house this summer.  I had no idea the book was an international sensation when I bought it on Audible.  I really just happened upon it, and given the fact that my bedroom has become the stash-and-dash "junk drawer" of the house, I knew it was time to try something completely new.

This may surprise you---I guess people generally assume librarians are completely organized-by-nature folks--but I have a REALLY difficult time organizing my space.  Books?  No problem.  My home?  Different story altogether.

I tend towards sentimental and I like "stuff." I have many interests (crafting, photography, reading, cooking, genealogy, writing) and I have stuff  hanging around in each of these categories. The time has come for a thorough cleaning up.  Okay, the time came a while back---but it is so HUGELY overwhelming to me...much easier to procrastinate!

Until now...Marie Kondo gives us a very detailed order on how to do this thing, and this summer I am ON IT, baby.

I'll keep you posted...but I'll tell you this.  I already feel lighter, and my drawers are already more lovely.


  1. Glad to know I'm not the only librarian with a messy house! My bedroom is a disaster at the moment, and we're planning on purging for a garage sale in July. My problem will be juggling all the reading with all the housework...Have to admit, the rainy weather helps.

  2. I read that book also and am motivated to do the same in my space. I was a little overwhelmed by the idea of doing it, until I read somewhere online that the process can take six months. That made me feel better! I'm moving at the end of this year, so that is my goal. Good luck!