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After you've tackled your
closet, Kondo says to proceed
through your other belongings
as follows:
Books - Magazines, cookbooks
and your reading collection.
Papers - Receipts, bills, school
papers, old newspapers.
Komono - The miscellany of your
life, from art supplies to DVDs and
kitchen tools.
Sentimental - Letters, photos,
trophies, yearbooks and other
keepsakes.
Shop: Konmari.com
Watch: Tidying Up with Marie
Kondo, Netflix
Read: The Life Changing Magic of
Tidying Up, Spark Joy

by, time and again. You may want to do this with items
you've decided to keep, especially if you're on the fence
about a few. If you can't part with them now, consider
monitoring whether you wear them.
Back to sparking joy-if you hold an item of clothing
and it makes you feel good, you know it feels great to wear
and you love it, keep it. If you hold something up and it
doesn't spark that immediate feeling of joy, thank the item
for its service (no, really!) and put it on the donation pile.
For those who have a hard time parting with possessions,
thanking an item for its service and allowing it to serve
someone else can be mentally freeing. A friend can help if
you need an accountability partner to help you get rid of
items that no longer serve you, like the jeans that don't fit
anymore, or the shirt with holes in it. Also, don't relegate
anything dingy to lounge wear. You really should part with
it instead.
" If you lose weight, you'll want to buy a new pair of
jeans to celebrate anyway, so consign or donate the old
ones, " says Hostetler. Keep only things that fit you now,
that feel great to wear.
Designer bags or clothing in excellent shape can be
consigned at local shops, such as The Golden Shoestring
or Hidden Treasures, freeing up more space for things
you truly love.

-CR
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