I haven’t seen “Tidying Up” but if it’s anything like this app, you won’t have much left in your closet when you’re done.
So the world is going crazy about a complete stranger telling people to clean up and get organized. Hey, if watching a show on Netflix keeps my house from getting mega-messy, I’m all for it.
Of course, with me, I not only need someone telling me what to do but an app that’ll keep me accountable. But there is no Marie Kondo “Tidying Up” app for iPhones nor Android devices (yet), so I found one called “Get Rid of It”.
“Get Rid of It” encourages its users to get rid of 1 item on day 1, 2 items on day 2, 3 items on day 3 and so on. Thinking ahead to the end of the month I wonder if there’ll be anything left to wear.
On the first day, I found a shirt that doesn’t fit anymore so that was a piece of cake. Day 2 I easily found 2 ball caps I hadn’t worn in years. On day 3 I looked through my shoes and found a pair that had enough dust on it to count for another item.
Things started getting tougher on day 5. I found a side table with shaky legs I promised I would fix (3 years ago). I stopped at that point so I could do this review.
The app also asks that you take a photo of each item and gives the option to make a note, but it doesn’t require you to do that. I can easily see how this app will change your closet and chest of drawers. By my math, after 31 days, 500 items would no longer be in my possession.
I completed 4 days and cleared my closet and living room of 10 things I really don’t need. It actually got me moving to go through my bookshelf where I pulled 6 hardbacks I’d never read (you always think there will be more time).
The app is not related or connected to Marie Kondo, Netflix or her book.