Does it bring you joy? This is the question you’re supposed to ask yourself while tidying up, according to organization expert Marie Kondo. In the latest episode of Off-Air With Sisanie in the video above,Sisanieexplores the Japanese organizing consultant and author’s method and reveals the trick she’s struck with for years now! The KonMarie method revolves around decluttering your life and promoting tidiness and productivity.
For a crash course in the method, watch the video above and see below for Marie's six key steps!
1. Commit yourself to tidying up:The KonMari method does require time and effort. But once you have made up your mind, all you need to do is apply it.
2. Imagine your ideal lifestyle:You would rather start tidying right away? That is precisely why so many people suffer rebound after tidying up.
3. Finish discarding first:One characteristic of people who never seem to finish tidying up is that they attempt to store everything without getting rid of anything. When things are put away, a home will look neat, but if the storage units are filled with unnecessary items, it will be impossible to keep them organized, and this will inevitably lead to a relapse.
4. Tidy by category, not location:For example, when tidying clothes, gather every item of clothing from the entire house in one spot. This allows you to see exactly how much you have. It’s very important to get an accurate grasp of the sheer volume for each category.
5. Follow the right order:It is: clothes, books, papers, komono (miscellany) and finally, sentimental items. Follow the right order to avoid getting distracted.
6. Ask yourself if it sparks joy:Remember: you are not choosing what to discard but rather what to keep. Keep only those things that bring you joy.