Visual tidiness = tranquility
What’s the point of all the KonMari work? Why fold and store clothing Konmari way? I first tried folding things my way then her way, the difference–much lower visual noise.
I was amazed how well visual tidiness brings tranquility to my life. I am more relaxed when I am in my room and in general. Then I applied the same principle to other categories.
Window shopping = energy to go on
Again, this started with my vision of a tidy built-in bookshelf. I didn’t know the exact items to buy but I know how they must work:
- Must be able to hold heaver weight. The tiny stubs can’t hold much more than the shelf planks, not useful.
- Must hold all I kept after Konmari sorting–mostly items from this bookshelf and the meditation corner (formally the clutter blackhole).
- Must have colors that brings me joy.
It was 5 months into the process, since I needed a break, I measured my shelf, armed with a tape measure, then visited various stores and web site for inspiration. Boy, that was fun and productive. Building this vision also pumped me up to finish the office supplies and smalls categories.
Then it was finally time to make my vision come true. (See the continuing post)