On the plane back from Brunei, I read "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" which got me so excited to get back to my room and tidy, I was essentially vibrating in my seat. I love a good tidy up, so when the book gave me a new way to do so, I was so excited because it meant I was finally on the way to achieving the minimalist room of my dreams.
To show how sad I am, I waited till all my assignments were submitted before I could tidy and then I was ready. Four bin bags and a sack full of clothes, I was was slowly achieving my dream, one step at a time.
The whole idea of the book is to throw away what doesn't bring you joy and not to tidy things away, but discard them. Some of it is very wishy washy (I'm not going to be thanking my clothes), but the ethos behind it is brilliant. I've still got things to sort through but my room is so tidy and organised, I've never been happier. I can see the floor, my wardrobe is no longer bursting at the seam and I've finally donated the bedding that doesn't even fit my bed.
One of the hardest things to do was throw away things I "might" need, such as the fairy lights I had tucked away for Christmas and didn't use, the three staplers I had as well as the ten rolls of washi tape that I really didn't need.
But the best part was sorting through my makeup. I have a lot of makeup but throwing out the things that were ancient or had sentimental value, was so therapeutic that my makeup now looks unbelievably organised - ready for a makeup collection video I might be filming soon...
And don't even get me started on sorting through my pyjamas. I'm such a hoarder for mismatched loungewear that I decided to get rid of anything that wasn't a set (or that was stretched to no end.
Have you read the book? What were some of your New Years Resolutions?