Post # 1
One of my sisters kept telling me I need to watch this show, how great it is, etc. so I finally did and I’m about three episodes in and I love it. I’m carving out this whole weekend to try tidying up my house.
Did anyone else watch this and try it? The five categories are: clothes, books, paper, komono (bathroom/kitchen/garage/misc.), and sentimental. I think clothes is going to be the most difficult for me.
Post # 2
MrsGirlyGirl : I read the book and I’ve been meaning to watch the show! My husband and I did clothes and books last year and seeing the massive piles of everything all at once is eye opening. The paper is an ongoing battle for me though.
Post # 3
I wanted to like this show, I couldn’t get through the first episode. Way too many high pitched voices and getting upset over things that are so easily fixable.
Post # 4
MrsWiggles : haha very much agree. I actually wanted to stop watching bc the wife’s voice was annoying, but dh thought we should at least finish the episode.
I was also hoping for Hoaders-level messes, so I was pretty disappointed 😂
Post # 5
MrsGirlyGirl : I just started watching this series last night, love it so far. January always puts me in the mood to organize stuff.
Post # 6
Yessss I’ve done my clothes already, it feels amazing and I swear I feel a spark of joy when I open my drawers and see all that folded glory….in colour order and everything!
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle
MrsWiggles : This. I was underwhelmed and will not be folding anything in thirds nor thanking anything before I toss it.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas
I just found this show and love it!
She’s a little out there, but she also comes from a different culture. However, the basis of how she organizes makes a lot of sense to me. I’m adopting bits and peices from her style to better organize and declutter my house.
I’ve got about 95% of my clothes done. I LOVE having the majority of my items folded, and to actually properly utilize my fancy dresser. I’ve also found that folding my clothes seems to take less time than trying to hang everything in my over-stuffed cloest, and that I can actually get ready faster in the morning. It also gave me the motivation to discard clothes that didn’t fit, were stained, torn, etc.
It also motivated me to actually buy photo albums, and to organize some of my older photos, rather than have them stashed unseen in boxes.
However, I will not be going through my books. Hubby and I are book lovers, and you’ll have to pry them from our cold dead hands! 🙂
Post # 9
Yes! I also made my SO watch an episode and the next day we went through and organized our entire kitchen. I went through some bathroom stuff yesterday and folded most of my dresser drawers last night. We have yet to see if it lasts, but it does look and feel nice.
I think I’ll gradually work on the whole house and getting rid of extra things we don’t need, especially since we’re going to be moving in about a year.
Post # 10
I’ve been folding my clothes her way long before I read her book. It makes so much more sense to be able to see all your shirts at once rather than have them stacked in a drawer and having to dig for things. I start twitching if I see drawers with piles of clothes in them. When we moved in together I converted my husband from his old heathen ways and getting dressed is so much faster and easier.
Post # 11
TheGridMonster : I tired so hard to finish the first episode! I even fast forward through it to get to the good stuff. Nope, couldn’t do it.
dracarys : Yeah, I look at things and think “I haven’t used you in 6 months/1 year. Bye.”
I grew up in a hoarding house, maybe that impacted my outlook differently.
Post # 12
My husband watched the first episode and loved it, and made me watch the next two or three. Ugh I find them all so annoying lol. My husband is the clean freak in our house though, so clutter definitely makes him anxious. He made a whole list of shit to tidy after watching it LOL. We’ll see if he follows through.
Post # 13
She is fine. The people that she helps on the show are annoying.
Post # 14
The first episode was cringey. The dynamic between the couple made me really uncomfortable to watch. I finished the fourth episode and it made me tear up – losing your husband is so sad, but the lady was so strong and trying her best.
Definitely a show where I can only watch one or two episodes at a time before I’m sick of it, but I still want to learn more about tidying!
Post # 15
I found her methods very helpful for me personally. I love the idea of tidying a category instead of just a certain closet or cupboard, and asking yourself if an item brings you joy/if you really want to take it with you into your future. I definitely have a lot of clothes and random items that I could get rid of, but feel guilty about it for whatever reason. Darling Husband and I plan on tackling our clothes this weekend.
The first episode was a bit hard to watch with the kids talking/whining throughout IMO (and I have a 3 year old, so I get it lol). I kind of thought they should have gotten a babysitter or something. But then again, it showed what the wife was dealing with every day while also trying to maintain the home. I did appreciate them showing her nursing her toddler still too.