This may be a long term project
Before I go into tidying up my books KonMari style, I feel it’s important to say that this is turning out to be a long term project. After all:
- It took years to accumulate all that I have.
- Doing what I can to throw as little as possible into the trash (i.e. recycle/reuse whenever I can) takes up good amount of time to search and organize.
- Demands from family and work often interfere with your cleanup plan.
Expect life’s interruptions
After I finished cleaning out my clothes, I discovered that my city was doing free electronic recycling and paper shredding that weekend. Since this only happens once or twice a year, I broke Marie‘s rule and skip ahead to documents and electronics that I’ve already set aside.
More space on my desk, more space to create
The paper I had shreaded are old drafts of my past and current work. I called my writer’s association and learned that I don’t need to keep every scrape of notes and drafts as I was told years ago. All I need to do is keep electronic versions of my books. If you want to be extra careful, print a hard copy of the latest in case your hard drive died.
Now have more space on my desk to work through the book category.