Have you been following all the hoopla about the new show on Netflix: Tidying Up With Marie Kondo? Cute little Marie Kondo from Japan shares her KonMari method of organizing and keeping only the belongings that “spark joy”.
Netflix timed the release of Marie Kondo’s show just at the right time to line up with everyone’s “resolutions” for 2019 to get organized! While I didn’t set a resolution, it definitely got my wheels turning about cleaning out and decluttering. I had my husband watch it as well and he is all on board! We just have to find time.
One of things that I liked about the suggestions of Marie Kondo for tidying up had to do with finding storage for the items you’ve decided to keep. Even inside drawers, you can use little boxes and dividers to keep things from jumbling together.
Or.. items that you’re keeping, such as photos, can be put in boxes or containers that “spark joy” themselves. They can be on shelves or left out on a coffee table.
So I started to look around my house to see what unused containers or boxes I could start to gather up in preparation for my tidying up bonanza! In my unlisted inventory (ahem) I found this amazing vintage metal cribbage board box.
I think it will be perfect for collecting together my reselling receipts! I’d much rather have vintage boxes and baskets holding my clutter than plastic containers from the dollar store. Wouldn’t you?