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  1. SHU

    YES YES YES! I am Kon-Mari obsessed. I agree, letting go of the guilt factor is fantastic. We’re doing it slowly – my husband and I did books and clothing, but we still need to do papers and other sundry areas. I agree, it is amazingly freeing.

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      I did toys before even reading the book, not even realizing the method. But we donated or returned a lot of gifts given to the kids, and I swear the kids are happier with access to even less toys than before. It also freed up room for more items for their arts and crafts bin which is their favorite.

      I still need to go through places like our nightstand, our small cabinet for office stuff, and the few bins I have stored in the garage. We will get there though! Those places are harder for me than papers because I can’t figure out quite how to categorize or organize them properly.

  2. Jessica

    I’m not pregnant and totally tired just reading that! Ha. But good for you!

  3. Belinda

    This is a great post! Thanks for sharing the name of the book and some of the ideas.

  4. Briana

    i need this book! My house is a million squirrel piles and it’s driving me crazy!!

  5. Rachel

    What does she mean by folding vertically? I love decluttering!

  6. Jackie

    Where did you return the toys? Was it stuff you bought or gifts?

    My mil bought so much stuff for my son for Christmas, it was ridiculously excessive. And almost 3 months later a ton of it sits unopened and untouched.
    I’d love to return some of it, but I can deal with the 50 dollar return limit or being treated like I stole soemthing a toys r us when I try a no recipe it return.

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      I hate that Toys R Us limit. To be completely honest, I go to a Toys R Us far away that I know will accept my returns over $50. There is one that never even checks my id for some reason.

      • Jackie

        Ok can you email me where? I live in the phily,burbs and I’m regularly in jersey so it can’t be that far.

  7. Neha Sood

    Hi, Can you please tell me from where did you get the white drawer chest in one of the closet pics above.

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      Hi Neha, I love your name. The chest is from The Container Store. It was not cheap but it was the only unit to fit in our slightly narrower than normal closet.

      • Neha Sood

        Thanks Sabrina. I am a long time reader, but rarely comment. I’m trying to make more space in our home, and really liked the closet for my 2 year old’s room, but yes it s a lil too expensive!!

  8. Annie

    I really enjoyed these past two posts! Great job! I’m exhausted just hearing about all the stuff you got rid of!

  9. Reenie

    “I have a habit of sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping before bed every night.” Every night? WOW!!! 😮

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      I feel the need to clarify this based on the emails and comments I’ve been getting. I quickly sweep, vacuum areas that need it, and then run the quick mop over it, which is a type of Swiffer WetJet that you use with your own solution and washable pads. I only do that in the kitchen and not the whole house.

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