The KonMari Method promotes treasuring the things you love and letting go of the things you don't, so you'll not only create a beautiful home but find the confidence and motivation to live the life you long for and make space for the future.
Tidying brings visible results. Tidying never lies. The ultimate secret is this: if you tidy up as you go, rather than little by little, you can dramatically change your mindset. This brings about change so profound that it touches your emotions and will irresistibly effect your way of thinking and your lifestyle habits.
Quote by Marie Kondo
Heather from Growing Spaces has shared her favourite tips from the KonMari method, one year on:
“Although our house is far from being clutter-free, we still stick to a lot of aspects of the KonMari method a year down the line. The biggest success has been her method for organising clothes, stacking things horizontally in drawers, rather than vertically. Even my husband (who was very sceptical) has adopted this – not only does it save space, but it also makes it so much easier to find what you’re looking for.
Another technique I’ve found works well for us is the principle of ‘touch it once’ - the idea that when you pick up a piece of paperwork, you deal with it there and then, instead of adding it to a pile that grows into a mountain and ultimately swallows loads more of your time to sort through. We apply the ‘touch it once’ rule to housekeeping tasks, like putting things straight in the dishwasher instead of next to it, and we very quickly noticed a real difference around the house once we started it.”
After testing out the KonMari method six months ago, Alison from Her Indoors intends to transform her whole house:
“I was recommended the book by a very stylish, very orderly lady that my husband was photographing. I was styling. She said it was life changing. Despite the dreary title, I bought it and could not put it down - Marie's writing is magical and her message is utterly brilliant - if in doubt, chuck it out!!
Make your home beautiful and only have the things you love in it. I swear it can help you feel healthier and also have a very beneficial effect on your mental well-being.
I have 'Marie Kondo'd' a few rooms in my home, I still need to do the whole house though... I am looking forward to it. I am thinking of employing a friend to help me... I know that sounds lazy, but I would like to try and recycle things rather than just chuck and that is a bit of a two person job.”
Perhaps you’re already a Marie Kondo fan too. Do you agree with Heather and Alison? Let us know what you think of the KonMari method in the comments below.
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