Or, what I did on my weekend.
Who knew that while living worlds apart, Marie Kondo and Margareta Magnusson were traveling the same path. I am well into reading The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning (or döstädning) and it has invigorated me and filled with all kinds of KonMari joy!
Enter the weekend, and so began the dreaded task of closet cleaning.
As Monday dawns, I am sufficiently thrilled at the cleaning, sorting, and shedding of unwanted things. I have a nice stack to take to the resale shop as well as a huge stack heading off to good will. And, this morning my trash man will haul away those things that were relegated to the trash pile!
AND, I managed to finish up the volunteer budget work on Sunday afternoon!!
That is a huge load off my mind and I intend to use that freed up space to plot out my fall knitting and do some swatching and sweater planning this week! I did break down last week and swatched for “Rusty” and after figuring out gauge, I cast on Thursday night and by the end of the weekend I am almost half way done with the body.
This week my “to do” list is so much lighter, it almost feels like no list at all. And, for this Monday morning – that is a very good thing!
How was your weekend?
OH good for you and the clothing purge!! My weekend was super busy but I liked it that way. Gloomy here, but I’m looking inside .Will light many candles tonight ! i love that feeling
I did some closet purging this weekend and I am off work today so the purge will continue. It feels so good!
That sweater is lovely
I have that book from Net Galley on my Kindle and I’m going to read it soon. I’m hoping that the Swedish approach might make it more appealing to Dale!
Yahoo! That’s great… and something I need to do/continue very soon. LOVE “Rusty.” 🙂
Clearing out, no matter what you call it, always lightens the mind and gives a sense of calm and joy. Good work!
*Hands clapping* for your closet clean out – yay!!! andI LOVE your new sweater. That color is amazing and the yarn … yum!
Envious of all your weekend success…especially loving “Rusty.” Hooray!
I ordered the book from Amazon- of course, I’ve to wait til Jan pub date to read it…but that’s A-OK ’cause I have more than enough to keep me busy.
In fact, I best get back to the work at hand…
I have the Swedish book on my to-read Goodreads list. Looking forward to it. Congrats (and envy!) re: your closet cleaning!
You are making me feel inadequate! That sweater is just beautiful, and it will steek well in the Icelandic wool. I know I should try steeking, but I am terrified of it. And I SO need to declutter. I’m trying to set aside next weekend. But I have been saying that for months!
I also need to do a closet purge. I have a feeling it will happen when we finally have gloomy fall weather. I love the idea of “death cleaning”!
I have some yarn that color…(shiny object introducer you)…and here’s to the closet clean out. It feels so good. Maybe Boone and I will do the fall clothes switch this afternoon…that always leads to some throwing!
I have found . . . that once I begin the “clearing out” . . . the easier it is to continue! It feels great to get rid of stuff, doesn’t it?