Do you ever feel like clutter is adding chaos to your life?
I feel that way almost daily.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been getting ready for the day, rushing around to get both babies ready, myself ready, diaper bags packed, etc. I start looking for a clean diaper and realize that the diaper basket is empty.
Stumbling over toys strewn down the hall, I’ll finally make my way to the diaper bag, hoping to find a spare inside. But nope. Thanks to my disorganized, cluttered home, I now have to make a quick stop at Dollar General. Plus, my toe hurts from all the toys I tripped over as I frantically ran around the house.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then congratulations: You’re officially a better mom than I am. If, however, this sounds all-too-familiar, please feel free to join me as I spring clean my home using the konmari method.
What is the konmari method?
If you’re not familiar with Marie Kondo, let me share some wonderful news.
This delightful woman created a home organization system that works for everyone and is fairly easy to implement. You can read about it in her book The Life-Changing Method of Tidying Up. I also wrote a review on the sequel, Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up.
Making KonMari Work For you
Now, I originally balked at this ideology because it seemed a little too simplistic. After all, things like nail clippers and cheese graters don’t really bring me joy, but they’re necessary items. However, after trying my own organizational system for a while, I realized that I actually do have preferences when it comes to common household items.
For example, we currently have about five pairs of nail clippers, but I definitely have a favorite pair. I also have two cheese graters, but I never use one because I prefer the other.
There are certain tools that I never use because I just don’t like them. I’ve never thrown them out because they’re the only ones I have, but what if I bought new ones that actually make me happy? Wouldn’t my life be much simpler?
So far, I’ve only started Marie Kondo’s method on my clothing, but I can’t explain how much of a difference it’s made in my life. I love opening my dresser drawers and seeing all the items I love lined up in rows. It’s extremely satisfying to know that everything in those drawers are items I love with nothing extra.
Spring Cleaning With the KonMari Method
Because I’ve had such success with the system so far (and because we have our annual home study next month), I’ve decided to spring clean my whole house using the konmari method.
What will that look like? Over the next two months (April and May), I’m going to completely declutter my entire home (including our cars). When I’m done, the only things left should be items we love and use. I honestly can’t wait.
Download Marie Kondo Method Printable
If you want to join me, I’ve created a printable to help you follow along. I’ll also post regular updates on my Instagram stories and weekly updates here on the blog. I plan to start tomorrow (April 1st), but you’re welcome to jump in anytime! I’ll share tips and advice weekly, too, so don’t worry about getting stuck.
Use the form below to download the printable. I can’t wait to get started!