Somehow, my tidying, decluttering and organising attempts always seem to end up in play. My laundry monster Lars made sure my laundry wasn’t cluttering up my space. I also found some other monsters in my closet. And I love the time I got help from my tiny tidying friend.
June was quite intense because of Project House. So imagine my excitement when I found out I had magic fingers. My wish had been granted! Quickly, I tried to get as much use out of them as I could. Decluttering your home with magic fingers is a lot easier, and saves you loads of time and effort.
While on my magic decluttering quest of discarding 1000 of my possessions, I couldn’t help but think of the classic scene from the movie ‘Mary Poppins’, in which she tidies the nursery while singing ‘a spoonful of sugar’. In her words:
“In every job there must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and *snap* the job’s a game.”
I suddenly realised that her words were quite literally what I’ve been doing. The number of discarded possessions became a counter, slowly making their way to the final high-score. And with fingers that magically snap your clutter away, tidying is a lot more fun.
I know decluttering and organising your home may seem like a daunting task. But it is a process, and each item is just one point towards your goal. When you find an element of fun in the jobs that must be done, the process becomes more enjoyable indeed.
If you don’t have magic fingers or helpful imaginary friends, you can also check out the tidying tips from Marie Kondo’s ‘life-changing magic of tidying up’ I illustrated.
I’ll post a video to show you the progress we made in the past month very soon, hopefully tomorrow. But my magic wore out from using it so intensively for decluttering purposes. So it looks like I’ll still have to do some hours of video editing the hard way ;)