‘Tidying Up’ this New Year? New Netflix show provides some much needed inspiration
If you’re like me, decluttering and tidying up may have made your list of New Year’s resolutions. And if you are really like me, there’s not many things better than a night in with just you, your remote, and some Netflix. Oddly enough, you can combine the two. When it comes to parting ways with those previously-loved items, getting started always seems like the toughest part. Because let’s face it, getting rid of old stuff is hard. Really hard. It’s not so uncommon for thoughts like ‘I wore those shoes to that one event in 2012; I’ll totally wear them again’ or ‘I’ll learn to play guitar next year, I bought all the equipment so I just haven’t gotten around to it yet’ to start creeping in right when it’s time to make the tough decisions. That’s where the lounging on your couch comes in. Netflix’s popular new show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo provides some much needed tips, tricks, and inspiration for starting your 2019 decluttering journey off right.
Tidying up follows best selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing and Spark
Joy Marie Kondo as she helps everyday people ‘spark joy’ in their life by organizing their home in a gentle, non-judgemental, and even loving way. After getting through an episode or two (or, again like me, a whole season in one sitting), you may just feel ready to get over the hump and start tidying.
When you do decide it’s time to let the organizing begin, Used.ca can help. Although in your eyes it’s time to chuck that ping-pong table which now is used solely for laundry-related purposes, you’d be surprised how much some university students would pay for it AND come pick it up. Posting your previously-loved items on your Used.ca city site provides a fantastic way to earn a little extra cash while following in the footsteps of your new inspiration, Marie Kondo. So go ahead. Bunker down for some guilt-free TV time, because it just might lead to both a clean home and a little extra spending money heading into the New Year