Declutter

Best tips from Marie Kondo

“The life changing magic of tiding up” is not a regular “how to” book. It’s a whole philosophy that can teach you how to change your lifestyle and live in a home that sparks joy.

• Discard first 

To truly cherish the things that are important to you, you must first discard those things that have outlived their purpose.

• Learn how to let go 

Truly precious memories will never vanish even if you discard the object associated with them. No matter how wonderful things used to be we cannot live in the past. The joy and excitement we feel here and now is more important. By handling each sentimental item and deciding what to discard you process your past. The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.

• Detox your house 

When we reduce what we own and essentially “detox” our house, it has a detox effect on our body as well.

• How much is just right?

 As you would reduce your belongings through the process of tidying, you will come to a point where you suddenly know how much is just right for you. Once you have passed to this point, you’ll find that the amount you own never increases. And that it’s precisely why you will never rebound.

• keep only what’s important for you

 As you put your house in order and decrease your possessions, you’ll see what your true values are, what is really important to you and your life.

Throughout the process of selecting only those things that inspire joy you can identify precisely what you love what you need.

• How to fold your clothes

 When it comes to storage, vertical is best.

The word Healing in Japanese is “te-ate” which literally means “to apply hands”. The act of folding is far more then making clothes compact for storage. It is an act of caring, an expression of love an appreciation for the way this clothes support your lifestyle.

• No more seasonal storing 

 The custom of storing seasonal clothes is behind the times. It is time to abandon the custom and keep all your clothes ready to be used year-round, regardless of the season.

• Most importantly 

Putting your house in order is the magic that creates a vibrant and happy life.

Storage is the sacred act of choosing a home for my belongings.

2 Comments

  • Nicole Ardizzone

    Hi there!
    I just felt the same when I heard about Marie Kondo.
    I saw alot of resemblance in how I feel when I remove items in my home. Yes, it is also in a home – experiences of feeling happy when a room becomes more open with less things. A room you feel alive in and you can breath again!
    As I love interior and exterior, I am reading feng shui your life, with Jayme Barrett. The book incorporates this way of thinking and living, in all facets of your life. I can see Marie Kondo doing alot of feng shui-inging in her life 😉
    Things are easy when you are working with people who understand this…but really hard with those more stubbern ones.
    It will be fun to follow you Sarit and maybe Ill learn more…about myself and why I feel the way I do, when I do things like this.

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