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Lawks no! Didn't know there was one. Does she say 'keep everything, you never know when you might need the wiring diagram for your 20 year old cooker' ?
No.....but she might say just thank your old cooker and buy a new one! (Don't mean to be cheeky Lucille - as you know I too have 20-year-old-cooker-problems. It's not worth the stress and new ones are more energy efficient etc etc....)
I think we may be approaching that moment but there is one more fix booked in, basically renewing all the electrical components, which they will not charge us for because they didn't sort it properly on their first call out, which may see us out here.
So far I haven't purchased Marie Kondo's new book. But you can easily convince me to change that, if you would think it's a good follow-up.
I however must confess I did buy another book. And that while thinking I was done with all clearing books for good and not yet having finished Kondoing komono completely.
You see, during the Kondoing process I often had the returning thought of something missing, of needing to clear not only 'stuff' in all those different categories she mentions, but feelings, thoughts, constructs, beliefs, ideas gone stale, as well. I know she does address them f.i. with komono but not deeply enough. At least not for me.
So I bought A Year to Clear by Stephanie Bennett Vogt.
After diligently reading every day all through the first five weeks as well as doing the excercise given, I've found this format doesn't work for me. I need more time to reflect and I need to feel free. Happily she mentions the theme of each week so every now and then I do a week. Which is fine so far.
Some examples of weekly themes: Embracing emotional weather, realeasing old stories, moving things/moving on, Filters and perceptions and Taming the Monkey Mind.
A Year to Clear looks very interesting (you can read quite a bit of it on Amazon's Look Inside feature). I admire your thoroughness Cath and that you are your doing it your way!
I have read that some feel it's just an illustrated version of the first book, which has annoyed those who had hoped for new material...
I would say it has a little more, and that it is said differently (editor's input?) but I know from experience that best selling follow-ups can disappoint. See my latest post!
I did consider it because I've just started a second wave of Kondoing after putting it on hold last year. The simplicity of the original book is working for me though so I'm sticking with that for now. Unless the new one is really good...?!
What I'm missing this time round is the collective Kondo enthusiasm of last year when everyone was clearing out at the same time - that camaraderie was a good boost. Having said that, empty drawers are a good boost too!
That was fun, and motivating! I must do one or two 'where you are at' posts and see if people will share again..and spark some more joy.
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