The ‘KonMari’ Tidy Guide
The KonMari method is created by a Japanese organising expert/consultant named Marie Kondo.
“Let me share with you the secret of success. Start by discarding.
Then organize your space, thoroughly, completely, in one go.
If you adopt this approach—the KonMari Method—
you’ll never revert to clutter again.”
The goal of the KonMari Method is to have a house full of items that spark joy.
The KonMari Method’s main goal isn’t exactly about organizing our things
it’s about creating a space filled with things that spark joy, rather than things that add to the stress of our daily lives.
There are some techniques that you will need to follow to apply KonMari successfully to your home.
Ladies, here are some inexpensive tips for you!
#1 Tidy All in One Go
Rather than cleaning one room a day, devote a whole day (or weekend) to clean it up.
If you just clean one room at a time for an extended period of time, in a matter of a few weeks or months, it will wind up getting messy again.
“In Japanese, the term is ikki ni, or ‘in one go.’”
“Ultimate secret of success is this: If you tidy up in one shot, rather than little by little, you can dramatically change your mindset.
#2 Tidy by grouping items and not location
Most people store items in different locations which fall into the same “category.”
You even have clothes in your wardrobe, under your bed and in your dresser, for example.
But first address your clothing instead of tackling the wardrobe or a dresser.
Categories (in order): Clothes first, then books, papers, komono (miscellany), and lastly, mementos.
#3 Visualize the lifestyle you want
Visualize your perfect lifestyle before throwing things away.
Goals like, “I want to live free of clutter” or
“I want to be able to put things away,” are too vague.
You have to think concretely, like:
“I want to live like a Goddess, surrounded by peace and beauty.”
KonMari explains that you can more effectively imagine the home and lifestyle you desire, by speaking in these specific terms.
Instead of concentrating solely on throwing away items which Ms. Kondo admits brings only unhappiness, be sure to enjoy what you value.
Does it by taking each object in your hand and asking yourself “does this cause joy?
“If yes, then it will remain. Then chuck it out if it doesn’t ignite joy.
Note: Every item must be touched so your body can react.
#4 Regulate if each item sparks joy
It is not about getting rid of stuff you don’t want anymore,
it’s about holding things that ignite joy.
So, just think positively and always ask yourself if anything is giving you joy without making a argument about why it is stressing you out.
Marie Kondo ‘s lessons demonstrate that you’re just inviting unhappiness into your life by dwelling on what isn’t making you happy.
You’re only creating more misery if you look around your home and focus on those things you can’t stand up to.
#5 Tidy In Order
Kondo has come up with the ideal order in which to tidy up,
which we have made into a KonMari checklist.
Komono (Misc. stuff)
You can then split it into sub-categories from each category, making the process even simpler.
For instance the “Clothes” category could be subdivided seasonally.
Creating your own subcategories enables the visualization of what you have, whatyou need, and what brings you joy or not