If you watched the new Netflix series called “Tidying Up,” you learned all about tidying up and getting rid of items that don’t spark joy. The series is very popular among my friends and neighbors. I don’t want to say too much about the show because I don’t want to give away any of the plots.
On the show, Marie Kondo, who is also the author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up“, teaches us how to use the “KonMari” method of folding clothes and organizing our homes. She teaches people to touch their belongings and decide if they spark joy. If they don’t spark joy we are encouraged to thank the item and add it to the pile of the donate or discard pile.
After spending a couple of years “downsizing” I do not have much excess stuff but I was in need of organizing my clothing and I have to say the end result is pretty amazing. Everything all neatly folded up and a little extra space in every drawer.
Even though nothing in my sock drawer sparks joy I decided to keep most of my socks because I need to wear them to keep my feet warm in the winter. I have never really liked wearing socks and I mostly don’t when the weather is warm.
I discovered that my jar full of buttons does spark joy. Since I had some extra space in my sock drawer after I reorganized I decided to use it to store my buttons. Now my sock drawer does spark joy.