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the KonMari Method™

The KonMari Method™ is widely regarded around the world as one the most effective decluttering methods and my work centers around her teachings. Unlike other professional organizers, I don't want to waste anyone's precious time and money on cleaning the same areas over and over. What you need is a technique that works so that you have a home for each of your loved belongings. Once your home is put together, all you will need to do is return items back to where they belong.

  • Commit to tidying up your space in one shot, as quickly and as thoroughly as possible. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, not a never-ending daily chore.

  • Identify and visualize your ideal lifestyle to stay committed and help prevent relapse.

  • Tidy by category, not by location.

    • Clothing

    • Books & Magazines

    • Paper

    • Miscellaneous

    • Sentimental Items

  • Hold each item in your hands and ask yourself "Does this spark joy?"

  • Thank the items you part with to show gratitude and release guilt.

  • Finish choosing all items you wish to keep before permanently storing.

    • Stand folded clothes vertically to optimize space and see to be able to see every item.

    • Divide storage in square or rectangle compartments (shoe boxes are great to use.)

    • Give each item a home.

 
 
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Reprinted from SPARK JOY Copyright © 2015 by Marie Kondo. Illustrations copyright © 2012, 2015 by Masako Inoue. Published by Ten Speed Press.”

Reprinted from SPARK JOY Copyright © 2015 by Marie Kondo. Illustrations copyright © 2012, 2015 by Masako Inoue. Published by Ten Speed Press.

Reprinted from SPARK JOY Copyright © 2015 by Marie Kondo. Illustrations copyright © 2012, 2015 by Masako Inoue. Published by Ten Speed Press.

Reprinted from SPARK JOY Copyright © 2015 by Marie Kondo. Illustrations copyright © 2012, 2015 by Masako Inoue. Published by Ten Speed Press.

Reprinted from SPARK JOY Copyright © 2015 by Marie Kondo. Illustrations copyright © 2012, 2015 by Masako Inoue. Published by Ten Speed Press.

Reprinted from SPARK JOY Copyright © 2015 by Marie Kondo. Illustrations copyright © 2012, 2015 by Masako Inoue. Published by Ten Speed Press.

Reprinted from SPARK JOY Copyright © 2015 by Marie Kondo. Illustrations copyright © 2012, 2015 by Masako Inoue. Published by Ten Speed Press.

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