Declutter Your Closet with Konmari

By First Posted: Jan 30, 2019 Wed 10:20 AM
Declutter Your Closet with Konmari
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According to the book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ by Marie Kondo, it shows up how one should organize to remain clean and all tidy. The concept really did change the way we thought about organizing.

Rather than organizing by room and space, which is what we all have typically done in the past, the book suggests you to organize by category– all of the clothes together, all of the books together, all of the kitchen utensils together, etc.

To keep your room clean, you should set aside a time to completely declutter. In fact, decluttering your closet may just change your life– you’ll feel better in your clothes by wearing only what you love, and visually it’s so tempting that you will quickly want to tackle the rest of your home.

Well, how to declutter your closet using the Konmari method.

Step #1: TAKE IT ALL OUT: Take everything out of your closet and throw it in a pile on your bed or bedroom floor.  Take a moment to look at all that space.

Step #2: GATHER THE REST: Go around your home and gather all your other clothing.

Step #3: GO THROUGH THE PILE: You need to decide, how much of that do you actually wear? Ask yourself, which clothes bring you joy? While doing this, any piece of clothing where I thought ‘yes, I love it!’ went back into the closet. Anything that I hesitated about or was unsure went into a pile.

Step #4: FINALIZE YOUR CLOTHING: Your favorites should be back in your closet and your ‘nopes’ ready to go out the door. You may need an outer layer in the summer or a fun tank in the winter for going out. Hiding your off-season clothing puts it out of mind and makes it easier to hoard.

Now do the same above steps with your handbags, jewelry, shoes, etc. You will be amazed to see your organized closet after you are done with the konmari method of decluttering your closet.


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