"When you put your house in order, you also arrange what concerns you, your experiences, and history. That way, you can clearly see what is really needed in your life and what is not, ”says Marie Kondo, an expert in eliminating clutter.
Many theories of space organization are circulating from time to time, but Marie Kondo probably came to stay, as she treats discarding in a positive way. The Japanese coach managed to become famous, in a very short time, teaching order through a specific method she developed (KonMari Method), which, unlike other theories of minimalism, does not suggest staying with less, but living with things that cause us positive emotions.
Throw away what does not bring you joy. A key element in Marie Kondo's philosophy is that we should not hold on to anything that no longer gives us joy. On the contrary, everything should make us very happy. You will surely think about what happens to objects that have emotional value. Many organization experts will say that we should not connect with objects. But this is not easy. According to Marie Kondo's method, we have to come to terms with the fact that we have certain objects for emotional reasons and it is ok to keep them if they offer us joy.
Accept the change. Change may be scary and difficult for some people, but it is good to adopt a positive attitude. So if the idea of a strictly organized space worries you, just indulge in this change, and -according to the guru of the organization- you will become much happier.
Work on your own. Members of our family often discourage us from throwing things away. Usually, they try to save something at the last minute, even if they have no idea what to do with it. It is very likely that they will succeed in creating guilt in us. So we do it alone.
Arrange everything at once. If you put things away little by little you will not see results because after while chaos will be back again. Arrange by category, not by room. The KonMari method does not focus on space but on the type that needs to be compacted and possibly thrown away. For Marie Kondo, it is mandatory to group the items by category and not by storage unit or space. That is, we avoid having items of the same category scattered throughout the rooms and in different places (drawers, cabinets, boxes, shelves) but we include them all together in one place as this helps decisively in the sense of order and, above all, to find it easily every time.
Arrange in the correct order. Kondo insists that the right order to start arranging is clothes, books, papers, and then everything else.
Do not start to put your things in order, unless you have thrown away what does not make you happy. We do not go into sorting and organizing until we are done with the subtraction. So the first step is to decide what we need, what is in good condition, which really has a place in our daily lives.
And we do not forget. The process of this settlement according to Marie Kondo has to do with what you ultimately decide to keep (what makes you happy) and not with what you get rid of. That is where we focus.