Having an organized home can be a little overwhelming, especially with kids and your already busy lifestyle.  Marie Kondo a Netflix sensation has really taken organizing your life and home into an art, which has been broken down into KonMarie Six basic rules of Tidying.

I will do my best into breaking them down and follow through with tidying up by category under our organization and productivity blog category. What I can say it works and it’s very inspiring. When we build up clutter its usually because of sentimental attachment and not admitting to ourselves what things are like in our lives. Meaning, we’ve gained weight and held on to smaller clothes, our kids have outgrown cute clothes but we keep them for memories, we have books laying around we have read. Some how we are afraid to discard, reuse or store things away prperly.

In her #1 New York Times bestselling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” Marie took tidying to a whole new level, teaching that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again.

Six basic rules of Tidying

Let’s jump right into it with the proper mindset.

Six Basic Rules of Tidying

Commit Yourself to Tidying up

Know you have the task to do, do it right the first time and never go back tot it in a major way. Often we say we will tidy up or reorganize and we go half way. It becomes overwhelming, taxing and just plain emotional. Howver change your mindset about your space about tdying up and that will make a huge difference

Imagine Your Ideal Lifestyle

Sit in the middle of your living room on the couch or the floor, close your eyes and imagine how you want your home to look now. With all that is already in your home; how can you make it more organized? Visualise your ideal space. Open your eyes and then start with discarding what wasn’t in your vision

Finish Discarding First

Once you start discarding things dont stop and dont start tidying up until all that needs to go is gone. Get Boxes and storage bins before you start tidying up. Make a plan, grab a journal and start writing down what categories you will start with in order. Here are the ones I have used over the years grab them here.

Tidy by Category, not by Location

The KonMari Method encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items. Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy. Thank them for their service – then let them go.

Follow The Right Order

Stick to the right order. I know, I know, “clothes” are mine and probably your biggest category and the one that we hold the most sentiments towards. I am constant on and off Keto, (get recipes here) as a result I believe that one day I will “fit into” my size 4 dresses some day. Think about it, do you really want to or do you actually like curves a little. However, stick to the category orders as once you have done it properly you won’t have to tidy up again.

Ask Yourself ,Does This Sparks Joy?”

This is where your mindset and mindfulness training will come into play. Showing gratittude to the things you will through away. Ask yoru self “does this still bring me absolute joy and happiness” if yes, keep it and reuse it, if not thank it for the pupose it served in your life and discard it.

Sounds easy enough doesn’t it? Well, it is because we are starting off the right way, with the right mindset. We are connected with our inner strength and that of your universe and channeling good, clean minimalistic vibes.