5 KonMari method storage tips to a better condo life
Have you ever heard of the KonMari storage method? Developed by organizing specialist Marie Kondo, it involves organizing your home and outlook to live better. Yes, a tidy condo will make you happier! Here are five tips to make it happen.
Tidy up your entire condo
It may sound counterintuitive, but cleaning up your entire living space all at once and optimizing its storage is more efficient than going at it one drawer at the time. That way, you can affect real long-term changes and see how much work there is to be done. You should do it in one clean sweep over a set period of time and take out absolutely everything.
See everyone out!
Marie Kondo insists that you should clean up your condo by yourself to better focus on the process and not be interrupted or influenced by family or friends, whose opinions and comments may unconsciously affect your decisions. Trust your instincts and get cleaning!
Sort into three categories: give/sell, throw away, and keep
You should define three categories before you start sorting. You could give your possessions to charity, friends or family members, or you could sell them. Throw away things that are worn out, broken or defective, and keep what is still useful.
Listen to your heart
Take every object in your hands and only keep those that trigger a feeling of love, joy or connection. You haven’t worn a piece of clothing in the last two years but still love it? Why? How is it still useful? How could you bring it back into your rotation? Take the time to ask yourself these questions before making an informed decision
Organize your clothes in the most sensible way
You never wear the cardigan at the bottom of your pile of clothes because you don’t see it. In order to see all of your options in the morning, Kondo recommends sorting your clothes vertically. You can’t wear what you can’t see! This video starring Marie Kondo will show you how to fold and organize your underwear drawer. Take notes!
These tips are easy to put into practice, require no investment and will enable you to enjoy a better and happier life in your condo. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started!