Believe what your heart tells you when you ask, “Does this spark joy?” – Marie Kondo
The KonMari Method™ of organising is a worldwide phenomenon, created by Marie Kondo, the Japanese organising guru. It has been featured in hundreds of articles all over the world and she has written two books which help guide you through the process. You can also find multiple demonstrations on YouTube as well as a Netflix show on the way!
Ultimately, the method teaches you how to identify what ‘sparks joy’ in your life and keep only those things – whilst naturally discarding the rest. This allows you to only surround yourself in things that you truly love and live your best life.
The main principles are as follows:
You declutter by category, not location – we pile everything together so you can see exactly what you own. Trust me it is always more that you think!
You handle every single item you own and follow the spark joy concept – does this bring you joy? Does it add value? Does it reflect the life I want to lead?
Send the items that do not spark joy away with gratitude for the lessons they taught you and the service they provided you.
Tidy once and for all
Become more mindful of the things you bring into your home – you don’t want to contaminate the things you love with things that you have lukewarm feelings towards.
Everything has a home and it is easy to just put things back there and not let things pile up.
For additional Information on Marie Kondo please see the following resources:
- Official KonMari Website
- KonMari Newsletter – Subscribe today to receive the KonMari newsletter including Marie Kondo’s monthly favourites, exclusive interviews with visionaries and consultant stories.
- Official KonMari app:
UK versions of the books:
Watch the below tutorial on the official KonMari Folding Method – or ask me for a demonstration!