|I have no clue why I picked up this book, but I am so glad I did. I was raised by neat freak parents and I apparently have inherited some of their neurotic cleaning methods (toothbrush and baseboards). I too spent my childhood occasionally cleaning my friends houses…..including more than just their room. So it’s safe to say I like to keep things clean.
However, I am also a lover of stuff. As a former teacher we are notorious for keeping things “just in case”. It’s almost like a more organized method of hoarding. I wanted to chuck out some stuff, but was torn with how to do so.
Some parts of the book were a little to out of my realm of understanding. I like talking to my pets, but not my socks. And every time I thought about the “touch the item” to see how you feel,I got that song stuck in my head…you know the one that goes, every time I think about you I touch myself…or something.
Instead of following these steps to a T, I modified a bit. I did like the idea of putting everything in one room by categories and folding, but instead of talking to each thing, I drank some wine. At about 5AM I finished a good chunk of the house. When I recovered from wineover and lack of sleep, I dug into every nook and cranny.
My car trunk was fill with stuff to donate. And guess what….it felt good.
This book is a cuter version of the original (which I still have to read), and while it can be a little “wtf is happening” at times…it was pretty dang helpful.