At Closet & Storage Concepts, we stay up to date on all things related to organizing and home storage so you don’t have to! Marie Kondo is one of the foremost authorities in decluttering and organization. If your closet (and house in general) is hopelessly messy, Kondo’s famous KonMari method could help you clean it up. Read on to learn more about the KonMari method and how it could transform your closet — and your life.
What Is the KonMari Method?
Developed by Marie Kondo, the KonMari Method aims to end your hopeless cycle of cleaning, getting mired in clutter, getting frustrated, and cleaning once again. Highlighted in her bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Kondo’s theory rests on the assumption that, the simpler your life and your home, the easier it is to keep clean. Her method helps you discard the rarely-used items that keep your home and closet cluttered.
How to Apply It In Your Closet
During your epic KonMari cleaning sweep, Kondo advises that you only keep objects that spark joy. If, while holding something in your hands, you feel ambivalent, that item probably isn’t worth owning.
Depending on how much you own and how much time you’re willing to invest in the process, your clean sweep could take a few hours, days, or even weeks. The most important thing is to stop procrastinating and start!
Forget About Someday
As you attempt to sort through objects, you might encounter the unwelcome concept of ‘someday.’ You’ll try to tell yourself that you might need certain objects at some point in the future. In most cases, that someday will never arrive, so it’s not worth hanging on to objects for the sake of anxiety.
Make Room For Life®
Once you’ve let the items you don’t need go, Kondo advises that you make room for the things that matter. This doesn’t mean acquiring a bunch of shiny new objects; it means making room in your life for values that have fallen by the wayside. Think closely about what your new life — completely free of clutter — might look like. From reduced stress to more time for the ones you love, your life could improve immeasurably. Once you’ve highlighted what decluttering means and why it’s so important, you’ll find it easier to follow through by organizing and decluttering.
A proper closet design will do wonders for cutting the clutter in your life, but only if you get rid of unnecessary objects in the first place. After decluttering the Kondo way, let your wardrobe shine with customized closet storage solutions! Contact the professionals at Closet & Storage Concepts in Philadelphia to get started. Visit our showroom in Marlton, NJ to get started.
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