by Molly Rosa, Nook & Cranny’s organizer on staff
This month, I want to share some inspiration I gleaned from the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I read this book twice in one week, it was that great!
“Visible mess helps distract us from the true source of the disorder. The act of cluttering is really an instinctive reflex that draws our attention away from the heart of the issue.”
“Presents are not “things” but a means for conveying someone’s feelings . . . You don’t need to feel guilty for parting with a gift. Just thank it for the joy it gave you when you first received it.”
“The thought of disposing them (sentimental items) sparks fear that we’ll lose those precious memories along with them… Truly precious memories will never vanish… When you think about your future is it worth keeping momentos of things you would otherwise forget? We live in the present. No matter how wonderful things used to be, we can not live in the past. The joy and excitement we feel here and now are more important.”