Tidying Up And Maintaining An Organized Home Has Never Been So Simple, Thanks To This Viral Method By Marie Kondo

Date January 9, 2019

The idea of tidying up your home can sometimes feel daunting, especially if loads of stuff have gathered in messy piles over time. Sometimes, you don't know where and how to begin. But thanks to Marie Kondo, who has gotten famous for her tidying tips, there is now an easy, and perhaps magical, way to organize your home.

Marie Kondo, author of 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" has become a big name over the last few years mostly because her tips really work. In fact, the Japanise woman has become such an expert in what she does that she now has her own Netflix show.


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In her book, Marie shared some very helpful tips for people who want to keep their home clean and tidy. First, Marie says that when sorting, start by category, and not by location. For example, don't start with the bedroom and move to the kitchen. Start by sorting out the clothes, then the books, and so on.

She also advises her readers to tidy up at a go rather than draw it out. So, instead of doing a little bit of organizing each day, which can get tedious, it's better to do it all at once.


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Now comes the part about letting go of stuff you don't need. One thing that makes most homes messy is the hoarding of things that are of no use. So, Marie suggests that you pick up each item and ask yourself. "does it spark joy?" If your answer is no, then toss it. She also advises that you should not keep gifts out of guilt. After you've experienced the joy of the gift-giving moment, it's okay to let go and donate the gift.

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As for getting rid of stuff, start with things that are easier to let go of. If you begin with things like momentos, it may be harder to know which ones really spark joy. Make the easy decisions first to put you in the right mindset.


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When it comes to clothes, Marie says they should be folded vertically so you can see all the items at a glance instead of digging through them to find what you want. 

In an interview with Today, Marie elaborated on some of her tidying tips and advice.

If a clean and organized closet, kitchen, living room, or any other part of the house, really, is your goal, Marie's methods are worth a shot. They do seem simplified and the number of followers she has garnered since she became famous is proof that her advice actually works for many people!

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