Marie Kondo took the world by a cleaning storm when Netflix released “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” With her KonMarie Method, she guides audiences to declutter their space and choose joy – a “mystical manifesto on letting go of the stuff we don’t need.”
However this queen of clean didn’t inspire simply from her Netflix premiere, she initially began changing people’s life with the release of her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Event with this inspiration, I still find myself lacking the actual motivation to do the work. Shocking… probably not. Like most people who have seen her special, you already see a need to organize your rooms and the actual want to declutter your space. And like more people, you probably have super busy lives.
What does this entail? Basically, follow the KonMarie Method with a longer period to actually go through my stuff and clean my space. The rules in terms of “how” to declutter stay the same. The lazy way difference: Decide if you want to declutter by space/sections of your room(s) or by category (clothes, accessories, home goods, etc).
In the following months, I will dedicate the first weekend of each month to declutter a specific category of my life. The best part is that before I take all my things that once brought meaning to my life to a Goodwill, I will list them on Poshmark if they are still in new-to-gently-used condition. Please see below for the basic rules Marie Kondo and the schedule of my decluttering.
Marie Kondo Organization Tips:
- Finish discarding first.
- Tidy by category, not by location (see what I’m doing here?)
- Make sure you have a space for everything
- Don’t pile. Store vertically.
- Does It Spark Joy?
- Bags & Wallets
- Tops & Jackets
- Pants & Skirts
- Rompers, Dresses & Accessories
- Home Goods
- Papers & Old Work