"KonMari" method is the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing. Get the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. You will not be disappointed but extremely motivated!
So, I watched the video on YouTube about the KonMari Method and have gleaned a few points I'd like to share with you.
- Tidy in one shot, as quickly and completely as possible.
- Sort by category, not by location.
- Selection criteria: DOES IT SPARK JOY? (Make sure you touch it. Does it give you inspiration? How does it make my body feel?
- Order of tidying: Clothes / Books / Documents / Miscellaneous Items / Momentos
- Prioritize your own items first.
- Am I happy with that amount of stuff?
- Examine your life and how you want to live. How do I want to spend the rest of my life?
- Find inspiration with the items you keep.
Another great TedTalk video that I watched, Is Your Stuff Stopping You? really motivated me to get organized! Thanks, Elizabeth Dulemba! Here are a few vital points covered in the 17 min. clip:
- Stuff makes us feel safe.
- Stuff gives us the illusion of permanence.
- The marketing machine tells us we should.
- Be a conscious keeper.
- Get rid of it.
- The stuff we keep affects how we live our lives.
Further Reading (Children's Books)
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis