Remember all the hype when Marie Kondo's book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" was published? And then her subsequent books, and then her show "Tidying Up" on Netflix? Yeah, so do we. Just last week, Netflix announced that they're renewing Marie Kondo's show for a second season.

Given that most of us are sheltering at home, I've seen that a lot of people have been cleaning out closets and basements, among other home projects. But sometimes, decluttering projects can be overwhelming, and that's why the KonMari Method is so effective. Marie Kondo has made tidying into art. Now seems like the right time to revisit, or introduce yourself to her work.

On her website, she identifies the six basic rules of tidying: 

Rule 1: Commit yourself to tidying up.

Rule 2: Imagine your ideal lifestyle.

Rule 3: Finish discarding first.

Rule 4: Tidy by category, not location.

Rule 5: Follow the right order.

Rule: 6: Ask yourself if it sparks joy.

I think the most revelatory aspect of her method for me was the idea of tidying by category instead of location. Here's a brief description of what she recommends:

KonMari Method: Tidying By Category

And when you're all done "tidying up" make sure you sign up for booth at Billings' Biggest Garage Sale. 

Want to learn more about the KonMari Method? You can buy Marie Kondo's books below: 


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