After konmari-ing my closet, as instructed, I moved on to do my books. It took me a couple of days to get started with it as I was quite hesitant about making changes to my collection, which meant a lot of procrastination.
When I did get started it took just under an hour. Most of the time that's what happens when I procrastinate. The procrastination took a couple of days when the actual task takes very little time.
Before, the bookshelf was full of books, a bike helmet and
I went around the house piled it all on the floor.
I handled all the books one by one and asked myself if it sparked joy, which was still weird the second time around, and as a result I managed to find eight that didn't.
An interesting effect I noticed while I konmari-d my books was how much I appreciated my books afterwards. I have a feeling that by going through each book one by one is what makes the difference. I think when you handle the book one by one you have a good opportunity to assess its value to you as opposed to getting rid of things en masse.
As I am moving soon, I decided to start the packing the books I won't use in the next few weeks. When moving out decluttering is usually a good thing to do.
Next category on the KonMari to-do list is paper. Stay tuned.
with love and simplicity,