Have you seen Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix? This show has a cult following and my friend Sarah told me about it. After watching the show she has a list of all these things she wants to do to tidy up her house which won’t last long because she has two young kids. But she’s obsessed with Marie Kondo’s methods.
The show is based off of Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” She is an organization guru from Japan who came up with what she calls the KonMari method. Each episode has Marie visiting a family in desperate need of getting organized. She brings along a translator since she doesn’t speak much English. Marie’s method, her heart, is all about helping people find joy through tidying up.
Here are some of the basics of her KonMari method of “tidying and organizing” your home.
1. Start with your clothes and determine if they bring you joy. Yes, she literally wants you to ask that question. She says you should first, dump EVERY piece of clothing you own into a pile in the middle of a room. Marie believes that when you see all of clothes it helps you realize you have more than you need. Then she says you should pick up clothes one piece at a time and ask yourself “does this spark joy?” If it makes you FEEL good, KEEP it. If not, let it go. Before you donate it or throw it away you need to say THANK YOU to it. Marie says it helps bring “closure” to your relationship with those clothes. It sounds ridiculous but when you see this show and consider the emotional connection you have to some clothing in your home…it makes sense!
2. Once you organize the cloths…she shows you how to FOLD clothes so you have more room.
From there Marie applies the same method to books and paper in your home.
I feel like TIDYING UP this weekend. How about you?!