Our household and the items we keep in it has been significantly changed from reading the book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo. There are many books about simplifying and de-cluttering but Marie Kondo had very practical strategies that I have duplicated, it’s important to give credit where credit is due.
When I was fed up with overwhelming clutter I read a lot about how to simplifying to minimise the work and effort required in keeping up with housework. The number one re-occurring theme was, have less stuff to organise and it’s always going to be 100x easier.
I was overwhelmed with life in general and there where a number of things I couldn’t fix, but my thinking was changing and the clutter and chaos in my home…I could definitely fix!
KON MARI ENCOURAGES ALL HER CLIENTS TO START WITH CLOTHING
Clothing is often one of the biggest problem areas for a lot of people. Tidying up an entire wardrobe is a very rewarding task to achieve and it’s a fantastic place to start flexing your de-cluttering muscles.
It can feel like its going to take forever but it isn’t hard when you know how to get started. When you have completed you will feel energised enough to do everyone’s clothing in the entire house!
LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED (OR DRAWER UNEMPTIED)
I would suggest you attempt an entire wardrobe of clothing, all items both in and out of season. Storage items need to be looked at also, after all, its the backlog of belongings that you are trying to eliminate.
ALL ITEMS NEED TO BE DE-CLUTTERED
Shorts, Tights, Leggings
Pants, Jeans, Trackpants
T-Shirts, Tops, Blouses
Cardigans, Jackets, Sweaters, Hoodies
Sports Gear, Leisure Wear
Underwear, Socks, Thermal items
Shoes, Sandles, Boots, Heels
Scarves, Gloves, Hats