If you don't hear from us much in the next couple of weeks (we'll try, we'll try!) it's because our apartment currently looks like this:
Yep, pure, un-calculated chaos. Even with all of our photography equipment moved across town to our photo studio, we are still piled high with stuff. I don't know how stuff does it, but it manages to march right in and stay put.
Don't get us wrong-we're entirely grateful for our home, our clothes, the roof over our heads. We're grateful for our books (okay, let's be honest-only the Laynie half of us is thankful for those), our cute clothes, the clean towels we have in the bathroom.
But we're taking this move (we get the keys in one week exactly!) as a chance to cleanse ourselves. I recently read The Life-Changing of Tidying Up.
You can buy it HERE.
I missed it a couple of months ago when my book club read it, but two friends-Alicia and Bethan both recommended it to me again within the same week.
I will butcher Marie Kondo's work with my summary, but she basically teaches that the art of tidying is mastered when you get rid of all the extraneous things that don't make you happy. When you cleanse your home of all the extra noise, you have more space and air to enjoy the things you really love.
Though there were a few of her ideas I wasn't sure I could get on board with (like emptying my purse each time I came home), I have, however, thought about the book So Much as I've held objects in my hands wondering if a certain piece should stay or should go. If I'm wondering then I send it sailing right out the door.
I've thought about it a lot as I've sorted, thrown out, and re-organized our life. I'm excited to move into our new place, have a back deck for dinners, and embrace simplicity. Can't wait to show you photos of the cute house and non-chaos that is just around the corner.