So life got in the way, and I have neglected to post the remainder of the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up series.
After papers were completed, it was time to tackle the fun stuff: Komono. Komono is basically everything in your home that isn’t clothes, books, or paper. This is where I felt like I would start noticing a real difference in my home. Clothes, books, and paper were a very big undertaking and it felt SO good to have those done, but I felt like they didn’t make a big visual impact – the effects of those types of clutter were more hidden. I was really excited to get on with Komono.
This checklist was so hugely helpful in getting through this process. I am a huge fan of checklists; they keep me focused and on track. And when you are a mom of 3 with 10,000 distractions in a day, it is so very helpful to just go back to the checklist and see where you left off. Next on the checklist was Office/Craft. This worked perfectly because after finishing papers, it seemed like the next logical thing to tackle. There wasn’t much left to organize in my office after papers were done. I have a dresser I use for storing my office supplies so I went through it by category and discarded and organized what remained. The biggest part of this category for us was our homeschool room. I chose to include this room as part of office/craft because it is where almost all of our craft supplies are stored, along with school supplies.