Nearly a year ago, I decided to KonMari my life. I read Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying and it has changed my life ever since. I adopted the KonMari method to declutter my house and my storage, reducing it by half (and saving me bucks). Not only I made space in my room, but in my head too: it has become easier for me to handle my messiness, I only buy things I really need and get rid of things I don’t. I’ve also learnt to cherish my things a bit more. As Marie Kondo mentions, every little thing needs a home within your home, and will serve their duty if you look after them. If you decide to part with it, it means that it has reached the end of its purpose. Thank it for the joy it brought, the duty it served and say your goodbyes. I know it might sound crazy if you’re not familiar with Japanese taoist culture (which is in a way what Marie Kondo promotes), but I swear, once you start respecting and caring for the things you own as they do, your mind becomes more at ease. You start to maximise the utility of everything, rather than blindly accumulate.
Since following this method, I came to follow one rule: only buy to replace something. Which means if I go shopping, I have to ensure I donate/sell/give something else just before or straight after. And this is how I came to get a BRAND NEW PHOTOG KIT AND BAG, and decided to put everything else on Ebay.