I know some members have read the book and some of them have found this book on tidying up very useful. I think I first heard about the book from chaliepud who talked about it in Brian's reading log... Some time after that I came by the book at a book shop and did a bit of browsing. I've now borrowed the book from the library a few times but have never gotten around to actually reading it... And then my friend who never, ever reads books, mentioned the book to me and said she was going to listen to the whole thing as an audiobook. It only took her three days and she then re-organized a few closets and found lots of stuff to give away. She got proper excited, and then she talked about it to my Boss (who is her neighbor) and now Boss has been going through her things, assisted by me. So now I'm totally wanting to read the book and do a mega cleanse myself I've actually already started and gone through the drawers of my desk, and I already feel my apartment's smarter because of that.
I want to now do the whole apartment, but as my flat furnished by the landlord, I can't obviously touch his stuff... I now actually have finally gotten the new lease signed and sealed and now I will be living in this apartment till the end of May next year, so I don't have any hurry with getting rid of things because I don't have to move out in the next 7 months, but I'd still like to do a clearance and it's good to be doing it early rather than five minutes before D-day.
Have you read the book, and what did you think of it? Did it make you act on it and go through your things, or did it leave you underwhelmed and not bothered? Did you learn anything about yourself, and did you perhaps find something you'd thought had been long gone? I'd be interested in hearing all the details!
My friend got rid of a lot of stuff, and she gave me socks (I'm always in dire need of socks as mine always tear up for some reason! So annoying!!), a pan and two audiobooks. My Boss found a sheet of stamps she can now use for work! (Saved her 12€!) I got two fridge magnets from her.
I personally found a pin I'd thought I'd lost. It reads I Love Books and I love it <3 I also found a cute green nail polish I didn't even remember I had And now my chargers and chords are in order, which is amazing.
By going through my things, I'm also spending less time online which I'm finding thoroughly envigorating.
Edit: If you want, before and after pictures are also welcome! May they be showing an entire room or just a cupboard or a shelf
Edited by frankie, 22 October 2016 - 08:07 AM.