Tight Lipped Tuesday #15

Another in my series of occasional posts where I try to say much less than usual.


I have Marie Kondoed my bath, hand and

beach towels.

As promised, joy was well and truly sparked.

So much so that the spark became a flame and I ‘did a Kondo’ on my t-towels and bath mats too……

……….and I somehow feel as if I’m suddenly a better person.


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  1. #1 by thecontentedcrafter on July 2, 2019 - 09:33

    I’m sure I’d feel the same if I ever get round to rolling and stacking all my towels in that fetching manner! ❤

  2. #2 by tialys on July 2, 2019 - 09:44

    I was forced to do it because I didn’t want all the spare towels taking up space in my lovely new bathroom (as they were in the old one) so they are now in the laundry room next door where room has been made on the shelves between the laundry basket, dog food, empty wine bottles, cleaning products and spare loo rolls. I must admit, I didn’t realise I had so many towels – there are more upstairs for the shower room up there. Where did they all come from?

  3. #3 by Kim on July 2, 2019 - 10:43

    Very impressive. My sister has taken on Kondo in a big way. I can see why now 😀

    • #4 by tialys on July 2, 2019 - 14:25

      I really need to do it in other places around the house now. Drawers are easier. My daughter showed me her t-shirts all folded nicely in the drawer last time I went to the U.K. but mine are on shelves so not so easy – the towels, not so bad as the shelves they’re on are very deep so visible – however my knickers, bras and nightwear could be tackled. One day…..

  4. #5 by katechiconi on July 2, 2019 - 12:09

    I did something similar when we moved house, although mine are just folded, somewhat less decoratively than your folded jobs. I have to admit though, that the old towels are still in the house. They’ve been retired to the garage, to a new career as ‘dog towels’. Yes, pester-power has finally paid off, and I have an in-principle agreement that we’ll start visiting the dog rescue place on my birthday next year!

    • #6 by tialys on July 2, 2019 - 14:21

      Eeep! I’m so excited for you 🐶
      Have you a ‘type’ in mind? Small, medium, short haired or long, puppy or adolescent or will you just wait and see who captures your heart?

      • #7 by katechiconi on July 3, 2019 - 00:12

        Ideally, I’d like medium shorthaired (quieter, I can keep up, not so hot in this climate), but I’ll see who needs a home. I shall be ordering some cute accessories as and when he/she arrives….

      • #8 by tialys on July 3, 2019 - 10:04

        I’d just say, if you want a quieter, easyish dog, try to avoid border collie-ish types. They’re lovely dogs but need heaps of exercise and stimulation otherwise they get bored. I speak from several experiences as, generally, quite a lot of rescue dogs seem to have collie in the blood.
        OOh, yes, accessories. You won’t need much. Dog bed, dog bowls, dog food, dog blankets, collar and lead (or, my preferred option when walking, harness and lead), dog treats, dog toys, flea/tick treatment, dog grooming tools and, of course, a silly outfit for Christmas photographs 🤣 I can’t wait to see who steals your heart – although I’ve got a while before your birthday comes round again I know.

      • #9 by katechiconi on July 3, 2019 - 12:03

        And I can’t guarantee that we’ll find a suitable dog right away… But one thing is sure, this dog will not be wearing clothes. I suspect that if there’s a bitza with an engaging grin we’ll go for that!

      • #10 by tialys on July 3, 2019 - 12:20

        What? Not even a Santa hat at Christmas? Or a witchy wig at Halloween?

      • #11 by katechiconi on July 4, 2019 - 07:28

        OK, OK, a bandana, seasonally colour-coded…

      • #12 by tialys on July 5, 2019 - 08:21

        That’s my girl and I’m not ruling out seasonal photos – dog (and cat) owning does funny things to people.

  5. #13 by nottaholiday on July 2, 2019 - 12:42

    my husband has developed a pathological fear of the linen press and in fact any folded textiles en masse (what is the collective noun for folded bed linen….? ) and coincidentally the stacked drawer full of tupperware. And we have the same bathmats Lol

    • #14 by tialys on July 2, 2019 - 15:06

      As I’ve got lots of vintage sheets and other linen waiting to go into my shop if I can ever get round to photographing and listing it all, your husband would be constantly quaking in his boots round at ours. I’m afraid it has now earned the collective noun ‘stash’ in common with all the other stuff I have too much of.

  6. #15 by KerryCan on July 2, 2019 - 13:02

    I like that Marie Kondo has become a verb . . . my life has not yet been animated by her but I can feel it coming on.

    • #16 by tialys on July 2, 2019 - 14:17

      It was a case of ‘needs must’ really but, now I know how much joy is sparked, I should tackle my knicker drawer.

  7. #17 by nanacathy2 on July 2, 2019 - 14:46

    Gorgeous till some lemon comes along and mucks I all up, as would happen chez moi.

    • #18 by tialys on July 2, 2019 - 15:03

      Luckily, I’m probably the only one who will bother to change the towels over so, as long as I can resist the urge to take one from the middle, we should be O.K.

  8. #19 by Laurie Graves on July 2, 2019 - 15:31

    Hats off! And the comments made me laugh, especially about the one about some lemon coming along and mucking it all up.

    • #20 by tialys on July 2, 2019 - 18:58

      Yes, you can definitely see that happening can’t you?

      • #21 by Laurie Graves on July 3, 2019 - 16:11

        Sure can! And that comment still makes me giggle.

  9. #22 by Nanette on July 2, 2019 - 21:26

    *snicker, chortle* and empty wine bottles, that can’t be right, surely?

    • #23 by tialys on July 3, 2019 - 10:06

      I have to say that I save them up before going to the bottle bank with them and then, I’m there so long, I can imagine the people in houses nearby ‘tut-tutting’ about my wine consumption.

  10. #24 by CurlsnSkirls on July 3, 2019 - 00:08

    Funnily, I’ve also got a similar bath rug, but not folded nicely. I have done some folding in bedroom drawers. Now the closet looks emptier… we know what that means. 😉

    • #25 by tialys on July 3, 2019 - 10:05

      That seems to be a common style for a bath mat.
      Well done with the bedroom drawer folding no just try to resist the temptation to re-fill!

  11. #26 by dezertsuz on July 3, 2019 - 02:34

    Whatever it takes, right? It looks nicely tidy … and mine will never look like that! LOL

    • #27 by tialys on July 3, 2019 - 09:57

      Sometimes I wonder why I don’t do more tidying if it makes me feel so virtuous.

  12. #28 by kathyreeves on July 5, 2019 - 05:31

    They look lovely and neat! I could use some of that joy in my fabric dresser…..

    • #29 by tialys on July 5, 2019 - 08:24

      Aah! Now that’s another matter altogether. I could manage the dressmaking fabric – just – but the quilting stuff is out of control, mostly due to it being bought in smaller bits’

  13. #30 by Wild Daffodil on July 10, 2019 - 11:52

    Ok – I’m going to have a go in my airing cupboard – you have inspired me.

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