If you’re at all curious about becoming organized or if you’re on social media or very likely anywhere in the world, you’ve probably heard about Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.”

Any Professional Organizer you hire is going to do some form of what she teaches in her book, but as you will no doubt learn if you know me or follow me long enough, I’m HUGE into self experimentation.

I’ve been going through her process of holding items and figuring out if they “spark joy” and I’ll admit, it’s confusing to locate that feeling. I’m not the kind of person who accesses the world through my emotions, BUT know what I think is comfortable and I’m good at identifying behavior patterns.

So, when I go through the process of asking myself “does this spark joy?” I returned to my own question I ask when getting myself into my own person organizing mindset…

“If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” ― William Morris

This man said a LOT of insane things that I find great, but that’s for another time.

I’ve gotten rid of SO MANY CLOTHES I was afraid my husband would think that I was leaving him!

All of this is to say, I am a Professional Organizer, and even I have had TOO MUCH STUFF. To prove it, and because it’s hella fun, here is my MOST RECENT purge of shoes. This is the second purge. Back in March I got rid of another 8 pairs.

Total number of shoes purged = 30 shoes

Total shoes that remain in my closet = 17 shoes

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Latest purge = 22 shoes released Thank you and good-bye.

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    Cindy Cates

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