The Art of Organizing by Marie Kondo

Considering living a minimalistic lifestyle? I had the pleasure to learn how to organize in a unique way after watching the popular Netflix show Tidying Up.

Before watching the show, I had no idea who Marie Kondo was and her background. But after doing some research, I learned that Marie Kondo is an organizing consultant. She has sold millions of books on how to organize better. Her method is to inspire the world by helping them choose joy using the KonMari Method.

About Tidying Up

The series spins off where Marie visits each client’s home and help them clear out the clutter. But this show isn’t just about cleaning up for oneself – which can often be a tedious and frustrating process. By using the KonMari Method, Marie helps transforms people’s lives by finding fulfillment in their homes.

My Impressions About The Show

Initially, I found the show somewhat strange. For example, viewing your furniture and items as living beings seem odd. My next thought was ‘Why was this show so popular?’ I couldn’t understand the KonMari Method right away. Luckily, after some time, I realize that our homes do create our joys, pride, and livelihood. Marie demonstrates that we should take care of our own belongings, and treat them with some value and attention it deserves.

Another perspective I’ve learned is that we take our belongings for granted by tossing them on our table, floor or shelf. By using the KonMari Method, we become more mindful that our belonging exists, and it brings us back to the fond memories of why we decided to keep items you’ve stashed away for years. Marie awakens those fond memories and helps clients to prioritize sentimental items.

Why You Should Watch This Show

After watching this show, I went on a decluttering spree. I started to sort out my desk, drawers, and cabinets. I’m usually a minimalistic person, so I tend to declutter often and own fewer items. But I realize that part of organizing is not just having a minimalistic lifestyle. I learned to take sentimental items and prioritize which one I should keep or discard. Which, by the way, I’ve already discarded tons of unwanted items already.

Now, you won’t see me hugging clothes or tapping on books to “wake them up.” But I highly recommend this show to someone who wants to find fun and effective ways to organize. It’s not just for messy folks, but I believe it’s also helpful for people who are generally organized too. Marie brings a more personal touch and philosophical meaning to the decluttering process. And possibly, at the end of the day, when you hear the word ‘cleaning,’ the word may make you feel joyful.

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