If you wanna get your life in order you definitely have to watch this show. Today I’m counting down the best 10 organization tips I’ve learned on the Netflix show “Tidying up with Marie Kondo”
#10 The Konmari Method essentials
The entire show is based on Marie Kondo’s Konmari method which she popularized in her best selling book “the life-changing magic of tidying up” the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing. In both the book and the show, Kondo highlights on how to get you possessions in order by following a simple formula.
The Konmari Method 6 basic rules for tidying:
Now that we know the basics let’s get into details
#9 Organize Items by Size
Traditional items organizational practices often say to sort like with like which is a principal that makes sense but Marie Kondo takes it a step further saying that not only items with similar utilities must be grouped together but items with the same size must be stored together as well. So by keeping small items with other small items you insure that nothing gets lost and like other rules in the method, you will know where everything is in your home.
#8 Store Items Based on Frequency of use
Most of the rules that Marie Kondo use follow basic logic. One of her simple suggestions is that items that you use often should be kept where you easily access them while mostly infrequently used things should be placed in those harder to reach spots.
#7 Don’t let your family see you tidying
Not because it’s some kind of shameful activity. Kondo points out that loved ones, especially parents, can get very anxious about the amount of things we’re getting rid of. They will often try to save things from the pile, even if they have no real use for them; at the very least, they are likely to make you feel guilty/hesitant. I’ve found that getting rid of stuff privately both feels good and allows you to tidy way more effectively.
#6 Pile things up
One of the things Kondo suggests in order to put things into perspective is putting everything you own into one massive piling category before you start deciding what to keep and what to get rid of. “Only by creating one big pile are you able to see how much things you actually have.” The pile might also reveal things that you may be missing or that needs to be replaced.
#5 Thank your Home
Not all of the advices are strictly practical, and many things she suggests lean to more emotional or even spiritual. A lot of the KonMari method actually has to do with mindfulness, and one of the first things she always urge people to make is to give thanks for the roof over their head and to take a moment to appreciate the home they have. She also ask to thank every item you discard that had meaning to you for its service.
#4 Give every item a Home
“Place for everything and everything in its place” a principal that Marie kondo abbays by. Make sure that every single item you own has a home. Store by categories and you’ll find things so easily.
#3 The KonMari folding method: Learn the art of folding
#2 Use clear boxes
Store everything in clear boxes as it will be easier to see what’s inside especially in areas like storage rooms and attics. Marie Kondo also recommends storing things vertically so that they are easy to grab and use.
#1 Make Sure everything you keep sparks Joy
One of the most talked about aspect of the KonMari method is the idea of objects sparking joy.
Kondo suggests that the majority of objects in ur life should spark joy when you touch them and you shouldn’t keep anything that have a negative vibe. So Unless something makes you happy in ur life why do you wanna hang on to it. Keeping this principal in mind is paramount to following the konmari method