The KonMari Method is more than just decluttering and tyding up your home, it can also inspire you to achieve the goals in your life.
I don’t mean to be dramatic, but it’s true.
If you’ve never heard of Marie Kondo or The KonMari Method, Here’s a quick synopsis:
Marie Kondo wrote the best-seller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. She takes you through the journey of decluttering by category and tidying up your home.
You can also watch the KonMari Method in action on Netflix. Search Marie Kondo and you’ll find the first season available now!
After the first episode, I was obsessed. Marie Kondo inspired me to look at my own home and consider decluttering as well. So, I binged the whole season in two days, read the book in a jiffy and got to work.
The whole process for my one-bedroom apartment took about a week. I can honestly say I have not had to do it again because there was no rebound. I call that a success!
But I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you how using the KonMari Method has helped me outside of tidying up.
The Physical Freedom
Before the decluttering, I had things everywhere. My closet included items I hadn’t worn in ages and was never going to again. I’d find random knick knacks on my desk, on the shelves, in the bathroom, even in my kitchen drawers. It was bad. Now, everything has a corresponding home and lives there until I need it. It’s amazing!
The toughest part about the KonMari Method was identifying whether or not an item sparked joy. Marie Kondo wants us to ask ourselves “does this spark joy?” when deciding to keep or throw something out. It was nice to know that when an article of clothing didn’t spark joy in me, I’d be donating it and potentially spark joy in someone else, like it once did for me.
Being neat and well organized is such a freeing feeling, something I hadn’t felt about my home. But the KonMari Method also gave me freedom mentally.
The Mental Freedom
Having an organized home with only possessions that spark joy allows me to relax in a much more neat environment. I can sit back and read my book without a cluttered space that would only distract me. When I think about relaxing after work, I want to do it where I don’t feel like I’m suffocating in clutter or mess around me. I’m physically and mentally free from clutter.
Creating a minimalistic lifestyle has encouraged me to become a conscious consumer.
Instead of mindless shopping, I’m more aware of what I’m bringing into my living space.
Working On My Goals With The KonMari Method
The KonMari Method doesn’t just end when you’re all done decluttering and tidying up. It’s a process you have to continue implementing moving forward in your life. I try not to purchase things that don’t bring me joy. Don’t even get me started on the clothes folding technique I learned from Marie Kondo, it’s genius. When you learn her methods to a tidy home, they’re hard to unlearn.
But this has also helped me work more on myself. I have since stuck to my gym routine, I workout at least twice a week. I’ve also been more motivated to write in my blog (and keep writing in it!) The whole reason for starting this blog was to become more well-rounded and it’s a whole lot easier when I have no distractions around me.
It truly is “life-changing magic” and I’m so glad I tidied up using the KonMari Method.
Have you read the book? Or watched the first season on Netflix? What do you think of the KonMari Method? Have you already decluttered?
I wanna know your thoughts. If you have any before/after photos, I’d love to see them! Thanks for reading!