6 Lessons We've Learnt from Tidying up with Marie Kondo

Living in a generation of Netflix influenced inspiration and Pinterest based goals, we learn more from shows and movies than we admit. For interior space enthusiasts like us, we’re here with 6 lessons we’ve learnt from Tidying up with Marie Kondo.

1. Focus on the folds

While there are several ways of folding clothes, the method of vertical folding has been popularized by Marie Kondo. It is known that using this method helps in saving storage space and emphasises on the importance of neat storage spaces.

2. Create categories to sort through

Most of us go through our decluttering sessions taking one room at a time. However, according to Marie Kondo, sorting through categories and not rooms is a more efficient method of organising. For example, if you begin with shoes - you could sort through every family member’s shoes and not just the ones in your room.

3. Don’t be afraid to make a mess

Creating a mess is the first step in the process of organising. It is important to lay all your stuff out so you can get a better idea of how many categories you’ll require to make for each item. It also lets you go through a quick elimination process sorting out the items you need from the ones you don’t.

4. To keep or to let go?

In the process of decluttering, it’s important to identify what you want to keep and what you don’t. While there could be several items from your past that you don’t wish to let go of, it might be time to let some things go. However, it is important to make sure you don’t force yourself to get rid of anything - and it is okay to let your emotions make these decisions.

5. Be honest with your decisions

It is absolutely imperative to be decisive while decluttering your home space. Being unsure about whether or not you wish to keep something could make you hold onto items you could’ve got rid of. This would make your organising method pointless.

6. Stay committed to the process

When there’s a huge pile of items lying before you waiting to be sorted though - it is understandable for you to keep postponing this work. This is why it is important to stay committed to the decluttering process. One must set aside a certain amount of time to give themselves a deadline to work on.

We thought of Marie Kondo’s methods to be extremely efficient, and hope that you find them helpful as well. Happy Decluttering!