So you’ve chosen to start on the KonMari journey! Congratulations and welcome to a life filled with less stress and more joy. You may have heard the hype about Marie Kondo and you’re ready to jump in or perhaps you just started watching Marie’s new Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. The truth is, Marie Kondo has been around for quite some time and has a book called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Either way, I’m happy you’re here and excited to help you on your journey.
THE BEST KONMARI CHECKLIST
Why Marie Kondo? What makes her method so special? While most other minimalist philosophies focus on
It may not seem like it but there’s a system to Marie’s madness and in order to get to the finish line you should take your time (think: 4-5 months), don’t get overwhelmed, and most of all you should complete tasks in order. That’s where other checklists have gone wrong. You cannot complete the process by going room to room as it should be done by category. The checklist is laid out easiest to hardest and it’s extremely important not to jump all over the place.
Another big tip I can give you is to gather all of the items in one category. For example, if you’re decluttering your tops gather them from every area of your bedroom. You may have some hung up and others in drawers or bin. Gather them all first then start the decluttering process. After that, you can organize accordingly.
To keep your drawers organized neat and tidy I suggest these cloth storage boxes. I use them in my kid’s dresser drawers because their clothes are smaller but they’re great for bras, socks, and undies too.