Hey y’all! So, with the new show on Netflix called Tidying Up, organizing is on the rise and so is using the KonMari Method. I love organizing so I decided to give the KonMari Method a try. I wanted to share my experience using this method with you all.
I, of course, am such a huge fan of Marie Kondo. There’s truly something inspiring when it comes to her method of organizing. It’s one of those shows where you watch it and you get the urge to seriously clean out your life. Sometimes I watch it just to get into the cleaning mood. So let’s get into each of the KonMari steps and how they went for me.
KonMari Method Step 1: Clothes
Marie Kondo suggests to take all of your clothes and put them on your bed. You only keep the items that spark joy and get rid of the items that don’t. With every item you get rid of, you say thank you.
KonMari Method Step 2: Books
Go through your books, magazines etc and keep what you truly want but donate items that you don’t need anymore.
KonMari Method Step 3: Kimono
This step covers the rest of the miscellaneous items like decor, garage, bathroom etc. Get rid of anything you don’t actually need and organize using small boxes for some drawers etc.
KonMari Method Step 4: Sentimental Items
This step allows you to go through sentimental items and get rid of some things that you don’t need. For example she explains in the show that she had pictures and a few of them were similar. She kept the one picture that meant the most.
I followed all of these steps and I was able to get rid of almost three bags of clothes. It was truly incredible. I tried to fold my clothes the way she recommended but my drawers are very deep and not very wide so that didn’t work out for me. I didn’t have many books but I did toss papers that I no longer needed. I also didn’t have much miscellaneous items but out of what I did find I was able to eliminate half of what I had. I limited my sentimental items to only one small box– smaller than a shoe box.
So, overall this method worked for me pretty well but I had to modify it to fit my lifestyle needs. I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Make sure to comment down below what your thoughts are on the KonMari Method.