In the book The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo guides you step by step through the process of decluttering, organizing, and storing your stuff in order to create a peaceful and clear environment in your home. It's not only about being a neat freak when it comes to tidying up. There's a lot more to it than that. It's a spiritual experience, and you're not only cleaning your house; you're also detoxing your mind and body.
When deciding what to keep, work your way up from simple to more challenging stuff. Examining your relationship with each and every object in your home is what decluttering boils down to. Every connection is unique. Do you know how thinking about some people brings back memories of wonderful and thrilling times spent together? Because all possessions are the same, some are more valuable than others. Some relationships with things, on the other hand, are more intricate than others. As a result, it's better to begin with simpler categories of more utilitarian objects, such as clothing, books, technology, paperwork, and other miscellaneous items. The majority of things have a specific function and don't contain as many complicated recollections as your sentimental items.
YODO stands for "you only declutter once" (if you do it right). Most people don't even begin decluttering because they believe it will take a lifetime. That couldn't be more untrue. Marie Kondo claims that if you tidy up properly, you only need to do it once to make a lasting impact on your life. Cleaning a client's house takes her about six hours on average, and she's a pro, so you should probably schedule it over the weekend. In fact, if you make it a special occasion, cleaning becomes a pleasurable and life-changing experience. After you've thrown a thorough cleaning party, you'll not only have completed the most difficult portion, but you'll also have gained a new perspective. To maintain your home neat and clean, you'll probably buy a lot less in the future, making subsequent clean-ups simple and easy.
Don't make cleaning up too difficult; instead, ask a few easy questions. Depending on the item and the intricacy of your relationship with it, Konmari proposes a few easy questions to ask, moving from a rational to an emotive approach. Begin with the following:
● What is the function of this item?
● Has it already served its purpose?
● Why did I end up with this?
● When did I obtain it, and how long did it take me to get it?
But, in some cases, logic will lose out to your strong instinct to keep something. Switch to studying how an object contributes to your happiness if you discover you're emotionally attached to it.
● How did it find its way into my house?