Back in March I wrote this post about the Japanese tidying guru, Marie Kondo. Her ideas seem to have taken the world by storm but I was not overly impressed with what I found.
A couple of weeks ago, I finally caved in a bought the Kindle edition of her book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”. I have read well over 50% of it and remained firmly unconvinced that she had anything new to offer and some of her ideas seemed downright wacky. However, a few days ago I came to a section where she described standing her laptop computer on its end as though it was a book in a bookcase – now that really was a lightbulb moment.
I had been too busy for the past couple of days to try this idea but this afternoon I spent a few minutes repositioning the 2 laptop computers that we own and this was the result.
Check out the middle shelf.
The simple act of standing the laptops up has made a huge difference to the ability to make and (hopefully) keep that shelf tidy. Now I need to find time to re-look at the top and bottom shelves. The bottom shelf is actually the top of the 2 drawer filing cabinet.
While I do not plan on using her methods to fold my clothes, I am always open to suggestions and am really happy to have found this idea.
Have you read the book or applied any of the principles to your own circumstances?
I bought the kindle version as well. It’s on my holiday reading list.
Great idea about the laptop! I’d heard of her clothes folding methods but am now intrigued by her other tidying ideas….