Marie Kondo is a name not new to anyone after her hit Netflix show ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’. Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant and author but calling her a tidying therapist wouldn’t be any wrong. Kondo was listed as Time‘s “100 most influential people” in April 2015 as well.
Author of several books ‘Spark Joy’ and ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing’ have been on top charts of International Bestsellers.
Also known as KonMari, her biggest hit was her tidying method which instantly got famous and she became an inspiration to millions of people.
Cleaning your stuff category-by-category rather than room-by-room
There are six basic rules to get started:
- Commit yourself for cleaning your stuff.
- Imagine your desired result.
- Discard items that are no longer of use and sincerely thank each item for serving its purpose.
- Tidy by category, not location.
- Follow the right order of category.
- Ask yourself it the stuff you’re keeping sparks joy or not.
And five categories to tackle:
- Komono (a.k.a. Miscellaneous Items)
- Sentimental Items
They key factor of Tidying Up
It’s actually the way you store clothes that makes a difference according to KonMari. Leaving clothes in a stacked pile — no matter how neat and clean they look — makes them difficult to reach, manage and even harder to see. Instead KonMari suggests that, stand clothes upright to help you stay true to Kondo’s idea of appreciating items through touch and use.
Just a little gift for fans that KonMari is starting her own lifestyle-based e-commerce site which will be up very soon.
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