Are you sticking to Marie Kondo's rules?
(Some of us are using Marie Kondo's book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying to declutter our homes once and for all!)
I am - almost - am not doing out of season clothes. I can see the reasons why she suggests doing things in the order she prescribes.
Clothes are my category this week and I've done tops, bottoms, coats, jackets, socks, underwear.....I'm now on bags.
I do like bags and although I tend to use the same two over and over, I am keeping all but one.
I bought the big shiny very useful tote in Paperchase sale, and the foldable plain bright coloured ones were £1.85 online in a great range of bright colours (no logos/writing/pictures - not my thing!) and I always try to carry one inside whatever bag I'm using.
The one I use most is the little (child size) purple backpack. bought for £10 or so a few years ago in Cornwall. I like my hands free and I like the casual look of it with dressy clothes, and I like to wear a dressier, leather version with casual clothes - just so as not to be too predictable!
Apart from the foldable ones they are all navy, pinky/purple or ecru - they all go with everything.
Following the rules I collected them all together from all cupboards and corners and I am a bit surprised to find I have this many (13) but I'm pleased to find just how much I like them all. (Picking them up and asking 'Does this spark joy?')
There are - 2 back packs, 2 briefcases/satchels (I may get rid of one when I'm sorting papers as they are both full of papers, but I'm very attached to my satchels), 1 week-end bag, 1 picnic backpack just big enough for coffee and a sandwich, 2 shoulder bags, 4 summer bags including a beach bag (last used last century! but I like it) 1 'book bag' the spotted cotton one, a gift from my sister, which I always use to carry books, and I'm giving away the navy clutch and as I write this I've just remembered a little soft basket I love to use in summer which is on a high shelf....and....a bum bag. The only thing I don't have is an evening bag, but I don't have the occasion to use one either - if the occasion arose I could always find a little clutch bag easily I think.
I hope I haven't bored you with my bags of bags. (Kondo's tip to store them inside each other with the straps hanging out is a good one..)
Yay! Done! It's been fun.
My shopping list so far consists of some new underwear and some thermal socks for inside wellies. Are you making a shopping list as you go?
Next - scarves, hats, shoes....and I may get to starting books before next Friday which is just as well as I am squeezing them into the shelves just now.
How are you progressing? Are you also finding you really like knowing exactly what you have in each category?