It is crucial not only to tidy by category but also to follow the correct order, which is clothes, books, papers, komono (miscellany), and finally sentimental items. – Marie Kondo
So yeah, I started with books for a few reasons. First, I have two children, a husband and very few books. By ignoring one of her fundamental principles, I figured I could get motivated and have my home remain “guest ready”. Actually my main goal was to make some quick cash since I’m trying to be very frugal this month.
I was holding on to books from college and graduate school that I would never read again. (My graduate degree focused on mental health issues. Can we say the opposite of joy?) Then there were books when I was having a spiritual/religious crisis. I’m all better now and was able to find an outreach ministry that was super happy to take them.