Learn how to sort through the clutter using this famous organizational method
Do you have cleaning on the brain? Spring cleaning in particular? What if I told you that you could clean and declutter your home once and never do it again? In her latest book , Marie Kondo claims it’s possible.
Native to Japan, Marie Kondo says that “tidiness is a way of everyday living in Japan. ” By applying principles she learned in feng shui to her daily life and ditching her previous organizational beliefs Kondo was able to create one epic cleaning method: The KonMari Method .
What is KonMari?
How does it work?
- Visualize a Clutter-Free Space
Ask yourself the following:
What does clutter-free mean to me?
How can I be creative and minimal at the same time?
- Sort through possessions
Now take the time to sort through your possessions letting go of anything unnecessary. These ‘unnecessary’ possessions don’t have to be materialistic either. They could be anything. Anything that doesn’t serve a purpose to you or anything that doesn’t bring you joy can be discarded or donated.
- Make room for the things that matter
After you’ve sorted through your possessions you can begin to make room for the things that matter. By discarding things that don’t matter we’re making room for the things that do matter. Learning to distinguish the difference between what matters and what doesn’t is one of the most important steps in the process. After all, you can’t take these things with you when you go.
- Only keep things that spark joy
According to Kondo, “If you can say without a doubt, ‘I really like this!’ no matter what anyone else says, and if you like yourself for having it, then ignore what other people think. If you can’t say that, let it go.”
This decluttering and organizational method holds a special sort of power. It allows you to collect and reminisce about your life’s experiences while encouraging you to stand in the present and reminding you of what really matters. This system is more than an organizational method, it’s a life lesson.