Simplify Your Home: The Konmari Method
Every house has a layout, every item in the house has a dynamic and a place to which it belongs. In fact, most of us are entitled to our own peculiar order to find and remove an item from the piles of clothes in a few seconds that no one else can find all day long.
But it is also a fact that the more orderly and spacious our home is, the clearer and more comfortable our minds are. Marie Kondo and the Konmari Method also enter our lives in our search for peace in this place and mind.
WHO IS MARIE KONDO? WHAT IS CONMARI?
Marie Kondo started her journey as a home furnishing specialist. Now, he is a world-class bestseller with his books on the KonMari method written in the framework of “Simplify your life by simplifying your home, be happy with things that make sense to you in a tidy house”. He even has a show on Netflix about these cult editing practices.
There are 6 basic rules for arranging according to KonMari Method, which has become a cult about home organization:
1 – BE DETERMINED TO BE ORGANIZED
Practicing KonMari takes patience and effort, as this method actually represents fundamental changes in your lifestyle and daily habits. All you have to do is decide and apply the best methods for yourself, as long as you believe in yourself!
2 – IMAGINE YOUR IDEAL LIFE STYLE
Imagine what kind of life you want to live in a house. If you want, write these dreams in writing, draw them if you want, cut and paste photos from magazines, however you want. Basically, first define your life and living space for yourself.
3 – LEARN TO GET Rid of What You Don’t Need First
If you want to organize your home and your life, you must first learn to get rid of excess. Be careful, in fact, the common feature of irregular houses is that their storage areas are packed with unnecessary items. One of the common features of irregular people is that they cannot get rid of these excesses! You can begin your simplification journey by eliminating your reasons and values for why you are keeping an item and eliminating all the items you do not use.
4 – ORGANIZE ITEMS BY CATEGORIES, NOT THE ROOMS
Marie Kondo says that one of the most common mistakes when organizing a home is arranging rooms instead of furniture, and suggests this: Instead of organizing your bedroom, start by organizing your clothes, for example. Take all the clothes from the house and stack them somewhere. This will help you understand how much volume they actually occupy at home. Items you do not need will catch your eye, and it will be easier for you to be more careful and determined. That’s why Marie suggests doing this for every category, such as kitchenware, garden items.
5 – FOLLOW THE CORRECT SEQUENCE WHILE REVIEWING YOUR ITEMS
When you start to review your items, it’s as important to sift through the correct order as well as progress categorically. You have come across old photos while trying to sort your belongings and lost minutes or even hours looking at them. This is why Marie says we should put things with emotional meaning to the end and follow this sequence:
- mixed items in the home,
- emotional objects.
Sorting in this order will save you time and help you simplify as you wish.
6 – “DOES IT KEEP ME HAPPY?”
When you take an item in your hand, it is one of the most important elimination criteria, according to Marie, that it gives you good feelings and joy in you. Because he says that you should not place an item in your home that does not bring you joy and when you take the item that does not bring you joy, it will create a burden on you. Remember, we are not trying to decide which items to go but which ones to stay. So we must always be aware of good energy and joy, and learn to say goodbye to other items.