Photographing all our books last week brought something to my attention .....
... the messiness inside the cupboard ...
... and the mix of DVDs and books on the low bookshelves.
Even though the mess in the cupboard can be hidden behind the closed door and the DVDs were lined up relatively neatly, once I had noticed this it played on my mind. Not just played it danced, whizzed and did a full routine on my mind, something just had to be done.
Once I decide something has to be done, it has to be done NOW!!
So after half a day of absolute chaos in the living room with the dogs taking to their beds in disgust at the upheaval, we now have all the DVDs in the cupboard, near the tele and DVD player ... which makes much more sense ...
.... and all the books on the shelves, tidied, sorted and arranged much neater than before.
Everything was thoroughly wiped down too, so that is a little bit of Spring cleaning out of the way as well. :-)
And now my mind is calm ... well for now, because I am about to start on the kitchen cupboards, the ones that hold my plates, bowls jugs etc. Because while I was doing all the above tidying I did it to Marie Kondo's method, after reading and being inspired by her book 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying- A simple effective way to banish clutter forever', only keeping the things that gave me joy.
I love that all my books give me joy ... lets hope my bowls and plates do too ;-)