Have you heard of the popular KonMari Method to organize your home? It became very popular after Netflix aired Marie Kondo’s show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”.
The main objective of the method is to only keep items that “spark joy” in your house as a consequence that will declutter and tidy your home very effectively. To learn how to “KonMari” your house simply follow these six basic rules.
· Rule 1. Commit yourself to tidying up.
· Rule 2. Imagine your ideal lifestyle.
· Rule 3. Finish discarding first.
· Rule 4. Tidy by category, not by location.
· Rule 5. Follow the right order.
· Rule 6. Ask yourself if it sparks joy.
Marie Kondo’s technique recommends to organize your mess by category instead of by room. In order, the five categories are :
· 1. Clothes
· 2. Books
· 3. Papers
· 4. Komono (a.k.a. Miscellaneous Items)
· 5. Sentimental Items
Now, to start the KonMari process, take everything out of :
· Your drawers and closets
· Your shelves
· Your desk
You will end up with a big mountain of stuff and then the real work begins. You will have to one-by-one decide if an item sparks joy in your life. If it does sparks joy; you keep the item but if not you have to discard the item. You can then return the “yes pile” to your closet, shelf or desk. You should only do one category at the time and only once you are finished you can move on to the next one.
This method will allow you to declutter your house and irrevocably live in a less stressed environment. If this seems like too much work for you, you can hire one of Marie Kondo’s consultant, although the starting price is $595 USD per session – that certainly doesn’t spark joy.
Once you have “KonMari’d” your house, you can also learn how to fold clothes like Marie! She claims that the way you store your clothes makes all the difference, simply watch below:
Will you be trying this technique at home?