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Marie Kondo and the Organisational Plan We All Need

Marie Kondo and the Organisational Plan We All Need

The world seems to have been influenced by the advice of Marie Kondo on how best to organise all of the items that we all have in our homes. The main premise behind her incredibly successful book and now television series is that you should only keep things that spark joy for you. This feeling of joy will be unique to each person and is why you should be responsible for you own items where possible rather than asking others to sort through these for you.

 

Everything that you own should have its own space and the way that you decide to create this is entirely up to you, but Marie is an advocate of using storage boxes and small cardboard boxes where you can to store items effectively. She has a number of categories of items that you work through including clothing, the garage, paperwork and books, the kitchen and then anything that is sentimental.

When it comes to your clothes, she is very much an advocate of keeping items that make you feel joyful when you wear them rather than having a wardrobe and drawers packed full of items that you never wear. To start the process, you should pick an item that you know makes you happy like the Farah Shirts that you purchased from E J Menswear and then be aware of how you feel when you hold them. It is this feeling you are looking for each time you pick up and item that you wish to keep. When you place items back in drawers and on shelves Marie has a unique way of folding these do that each item can be seen and you don’t have to lift off a pile of other tops before you reach the one that you want. This process is something that can be done with children from a young age and the folding technique makes it easier for them to be able to put away their own clothes and to select what they want to wear each day without creating too much mess.

Paperwork seems to be the bain of most people’s lives and it often gets left in unopened envelopes or stored in files and never looked through again. Marie suggests only keeping those items that are important and cannot be retrieved in an online format and where possible should be stored in an accordion file or standard folder and stored on a shelf that is easily accessible.