|My T-shirt drawer|
Likewise, my toiletry cabinet looks neat and tidy. The extension rods which I inserted (to form an extra shelf) helped me separate and organise some of my smaller items from the larger containers.
And my bookshelves? Well, aside from the fact that it took me a number of trips to the library (to put the books on the exchange shelf), and that I've had to restrain my book purchases over the last year, my bookshelf indeed remains quite organised and not as cluttered as before.
And paper! Organising paper! I have to confess that it is not quite done yet and there's still about two drawers' worth of papers to sort, organise and shred. But, there has been some (slow) progress. And as for the new paper coming in, I just junk it all in one box rather than attempt to sort the bills upfront. Next year, I'll go through and decide what to shred and which really needs keeping (hopefully only a few key records).
As for miscellaneous and sentimental items, they remain in their sorted boxes for now. Maybe I'll get round to clearing those later in the year.
All in all, I can confidently say that Marie Kondo has indeed helped create lasting change in my overcrowded room. My surfaces have remained largely clutter-free, my shoeboxes are valiantly storing my socks, umbrellas, toiletries, etc etc. Can't say that there's been life-changing magic at work but I'm quite happy nonetheless.