How Organizing Can Spark JoyWe are used to getting pleasure from things like a nice glass of wine, a funny TV show, a bath, and our kids. But did you know that organizing your living space can also bring you joy? It turns out there is a science behind why a clean and organized pantry, bathroom, kitchen or entire clean home can make you less stressed and more joyful. Combine that with all the other obvious benefits that cleaning up and organizing brings, and you have a clear winner on your hands!
The Truth About Tidying UpYou don’t have to take our word for it – when it comes to organizing, even the experts agree that it’s valuable. Organizing guru Marie Kondo talks about organizing in her best-selling book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” And if you haven’t read her book, you’ve certainly heard about her hit Netflix show based on her book and called “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.” In 2014 Marie Kondo started advising people on how to declutter their lives to feel more joy. She soon moved from her cleaning consultant position to that of a world-renowned Tidying Up expert. So what is Marie Kondo’s KonMari method and how can it be helpful to organize your life? Let’s investigate.
What is the KonMari Method?The KonMari Method is Marie Kondo’s signature approach to decluttering. Instead of going room by room, Marie suggests going through your belongings in categories. In addition, there are six iron-clad rules that Marie says are essential to decluttering success.
- Commit yourself to tidying up.
- Imagine your ideal lifestyle.
- Finish discarding first. Before getting rid of items, sincerely thank each item for serving its purpose.
- Tidy by category, not location.
- Follow the right order.
- Ask yourself if it sparks joy.
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