Tuesday, February 26, 2019

30 Day Tidying Challenge • Day 9 • CDs & DVDs

Welcome to Day 9 of the #30daytidyingchallenge! This challenge runs from February 18th to March 19th, and if you're tidying with me over the next 21 days, the plan is to be finished in time for the first day of spring on March 20th (or the March Equinox if you are located in the Southern Hemisphere). This tidying challenge is based on the KonMari method, and I was hugely inspired by these three resources: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy, and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.

To help with the process, I put together this calendar, which shows all the different categories I'll be tidying during the 30 day challenge. Depending on your situation, you may want to tackle this project over a number of months, and that is totally ok too! You can still use the calendar--just follow the order, but take more time for each set of categories.

We're starting with the HUGE komono (miscellaneous) category today, which will take us from Day 9 to Day 29. First up, we'll be tackling CDs, DVDs, video games, and software.

Some thoughts on Day 9:

1) Be honest with yourself about whether you will truly use these items in the future. Nowadays, hubby and I stream pretty much everything, and we haven't listened to a CD or watched a DVD in years. We rely almost exclusively on Spotify for music, and on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video for films. Hubby doesn't have any CDs, but I still had a pretty big collection. I ended up letting go of almost all my CDs! I only kept a select few, including my entire Tori Amos collection. While I was able to let go of a few Nigella Lawson cookbooks on Day 7, I wasn't able to split up my collection of Tori Amos CDs today. I also donated the majority of my DVDs. Hubby had a large pile of DVDs to go through as well, and he managed to let go of a few as well. I was proud of us today!

2) Letting go of the past feels good. In the past two days, I feel like I was able to shed a lot of my past selves. In particular, I had purchased most of my CD collection when I was in high school--in letting go of the CDs, I felt like I was letting go of my high school self. Growing up, I was someone who was filled with tons of creative energy, but also a tremendous amount of angst. I feel like a better version of my high school self now. My creative energy is back in full force, and while I still tend to reflect and ponder a lot, it's expressed in a healthier way than my teenage angst. My CDs represented a lot of my angst, and it felt great to let it all go.

Thank you for tuning into Day 9! If you're tidying alongside me, please let me know how you're doing. I would love to hear about your journey and if you have any tips or tricks to share. I'll see you tomorrow for Day 10. :)

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