Death Cleaning

Hi peeps! I hope it’s not too late to wish you a very happy new year! Despite my 2018 resolution to blog more, I failed miserably. #facepalm But, I promise to write more this year šŸ˜› #janji

December had been a hectic month for us, as we decided to totally overhaul our home. Our spring cleaning process was so massive to the point that we referred to it as #deathcleaning

Our whole cleaning process has been inspired by 2 reading materials.

First, a book entitled “Goodbye, things – On minimalist living” by Fumio Sasaki. Bought and read this book like 3 years ago and inspired me to gradually live minimally ever since.


Secondly, an article that we read on Time on #deathcleaning. You can read the whole article here

Both of us have been working so hard for the past few weeks, to the point we felt a bit disappointed because we failed to clear things before the deadline we gave ourselves. The more we cleaned, the messier the house became. And we are totally knackered already! Thankfully, Netflix aired this show – ‘Tidying up with Marie Kondo’.

Marie Kondo Netflix

From this show we learned that:

  1. It is normal that the house gets messier during the cleaning process. The main thing is not to panic, and follow the cleaning process step-by-step.
  2. Cleaning is a long and continuous process. Make it a habit, and learn to make cleaning as something fun.
  3. You don’t have to necessarily throw everything. Keep things that can spark joy into your life.
  4. We also learned few tricks on how to improve our cleaning and organising process. For example – start cleaning by categories: clothes, books and etc. And arrange things also by categories and sizes. We also learned new method of folding and arranging clothes, which is a great deal for me since according to CheeseBoy 60% of our households consists of my clothes! (Of course, he exaggerates. Wait, does he?)

We hope what we have shared could be useful to you. You don’t have to be as drastic as us, but a little cleaning can always be good right? Until the next post and I promise it won’t be too long for the next one!

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