The new year has inspired me and the rest of the world to get organized and it’s all thanks to organization guru, Marie Kondo. If you haven’t heard of her you must live under a rock because she’s not only taken over the internet, but she’s also now the sole tiny person behind many peoples clean drawers and closets.
In 2017 she wrote The Life-Changing Magna of Tidying Up where she introduced to the KonMari Method. Just recently, the Netflix original released and in just a few weeks this tiny Japanese woman is changing lives.
While watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo I must say I felt pretty good about how I had gone about cleaning my home. I didn’t feel like “omg, I need to do this” in fact, I actually felt like I had followed the KonMari Method for many years without even knowing it… for the most part. I’m pretty good about getting rid of the clothes I don’t need and organizing my drawers seasonally, but there were a few areas of my home that needed some serious TLC –my upper level linen closet, both of the dressers in my our room, and my makeup vanity.
HOW TO BE PRACTICAL WITH THE KONMARI METHOD
For the most part I was able to follow Marie Kondo’s method or the KonMari method the way she intended it, but obviously not everything I kept ‘sparks joy’ — how can batteries, light bulbs, and extra towels spark joy? But they sure spark light—- so I need them. I did use her “spark joy” method in things like my personal belongings like with my makeup, sleepwear, and jeans (I’m embarrassed to say how many jeans I don’t wear I had in my closet).
I also didn’t use shoe boxes or perfume boxes to organize my things like she suggested (which is totally fine, but I really wanted everything to look good and be functional at the same time), instead I went to HomeGoods and bought a few baskets in different sizes that would help me organize and also be aesthetically pleasing.
Also, I came across a few extremely helpful guides that show you step by step how to fold using the method on Justagirlandherblog.com.