My Before and After KonMari

I used to keep everything and my closet/drawers/cabinets were filled with too much stuff that they cause an avalanche when I open them… On top of it, I have so much stuff I could not find anything… I tried decluttering and organizing before, but it never worked for me.

Then I did KonMari method. What worked for me was the fact that I became focused on the positive – keeping things that bring me joy. The biggest impact came from the realization that by holding onto the things that no longer served me, I am disempowering my stuff. I felt bad about letting things go. But I realized I am empowering my stuff by letting them go to serve somewhere else. I am in the business of empowering people and did not realize that I was doing the opposite to my stuff.

Since then, I have thanked all the items that no longer served me and then sold, donated, given away, or threw away things that no longer brought me joy. What I love about it is that my clothes or stuff that was sitting in my closet for years are now getting used by others and serving its life purpose. 🔆 They were not made to sit in my closet. They were made to be used. It brings a smile to my face when I see my friends wearing my old clothes (sometimes as far away as Paris) or having them tell me how useful the item was for them.

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About Michelle

Michelle Shinagawa is a certified KonMari consultant, Reiki teacher & healer, and graphic designer. Because of her healing and spiritual background, she can guide you in transforming your space while transforming your life.