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8 KonMari Tips That’ll Help Streamline Your Life

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Take a peek into Marie Kondo’s life, and see how she manages to stay so darn organized using the KonMari Method. These organizing tips work!

Whether you have just finished rereading your copy of The Life-Changing Art of Tidying Up.

Or just now discovering what it means when people ask you if your duvet “sparks joy.”

It’s pretty clear by now that there is something to this KonMari method and how it changes people’s lives.

While you might not be ready to become a full-fledged devotee, you might want to adopt tips and tricks to help you get organized, stay organized, and live better in a clutter-free environment.

Here are 8 KonMari Organizing tips that’ll help streamline your life!


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8 KonMari tips That’ll help you get organized

1. Imagine your ideal life.

Before you begin, it’s essential to have the end in mind.

This is one of the six rules of the Konmari method. For some people, privacy is critical. Others love a house full of guests and family who can pop over any time.

What do you want out of your space? Once you decide what it is you want and how you want to live in this space, making decisions will be much easier.


2. If it doesn’t have a home, it needs to go.

The KonMari method usually begins with a significant cleanout.

This is where you declutter your closets, drawers, cabinets, and flat surfaces that constantly accumulate miscellaneous things.

Ask yourself if the items you have are helpful (as in you actually use them), fit with your style, and suit your lifestyle.

If not, it’s time to let it go. When you are done, every item you have saved should have a place and a purpose.


3. Create a place for ‘everything’ to avoid mess.

Investing a few extra dollars into cheap bins and baskets can help organize your items.

You can use small baskets to organize your office supplies in your drawers, larger ones to keep your bathroom cabinets and closets tidy, and even a few with handles to create “cleaning kits” for your cleaning supplies.

By giving all of the loose items in your home a place, you not only avoid creating messes, but you can also keep better track of how much you have, what you need, and where it is.

Remember, when the basket is full, you have enough. When it empties, it’s time to refill it to stay clutter-free!



4. empty your bag each day when you come home.

This advice comes from Marie Kondo herself.  And if you’re like anyone that realized that your bags have been growing in size and weight since middle school — you’re not alone!

Many of us carry bags daily as we go to work and school and use them to store anything and everything we think we might need.

The problem is that items often go in but never come out.

So by emptying your bag daily, you not only get into the habit of putting things away but also realize what you really need!

Maybe carrying an umbrella makes sense today, but every day? Once you realize you keep removing and repacking the same unused items, you can remove them from your bag and lighten your load.



5. Thank your items.

If your mother bought you a waffle iron, and then you used it twice, it sat on my kitchen counter for several years before you were brave enough to get rid of it. Don’t feel bad.

Many homes are full of items we no longer want or need but feel guilty about getting rid of. We feel that we owe it to the gifter to hold on to the gift.

The truth is that it is okay to let go of free or gifted items after using them.

The Konmari method says we should thank the items before letting them go. In a Newsweek article, Mari Kondo said, “By expressing gratitude toward the items you let go, it will lessen the feeling of guilt.”


6. Put labels on everything.

Label the jars in your pantry. Label the bins in your laundry room. It’s not only visually appealing, but it also helps to keep you organized.

Give everything a designated purpose and ask yourself why you are holding on to the item if you can’t find a purpose for it. 



7. Keep your workspace clean and friendly.

There are many great ideas for creating an office or workspace that is both productive for creativity and productivity.

And just by investing time and thought into how you want to set up your workspace, Marie says it will help you limit your work to that one area alone!

She does this because it helps her avoid bringing her work into her bedroom.

So make sure to keep things that spark joy in the office by creating a healthy and loving environment for your work. 

Focusing on items that contribute to your objectives and encourage creativity in the workspace will pay dividends to how much you accomplish in the long run!

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8. Commit to tidying up.

These are the most basic yet profound organizing rules of the Konmari method – and it’s all about accountability.

Decluttering can’t be a one-time event!

You will need to have a bit of a cleanout periodically.

The idea is not to let things get too out of control between cleaning sessions. Commit to a decluttering schedule so that your home remains manageable and inviting.


There you have it. Your home is your oasis, so make it the best you can by following some of Marie Kondo’s classic organizing tips. You’ll be glad you did!


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