How Effective is The Marie Kondo Method 2019

If it doesn’t spark joy, be gone with it. That’s the Marie Kondo method a now universal technique where the Japanese organization expert teaches people around the world to rid their homes of clutter and thus, rid themselves of the burdens of excess.

Kondo’s best selling book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (published in 2014), motivated people around the world to live more thoughtful, mindful lives by means of purging their homes of the things that do not spark joy.

She introduces the KonMari Method, which focuses on organizing your home by the categories of items as opposed to by specific rooms. The categories are: clothing, books, paper documents, sentimental items, and “Komono,” (miscellaneous). Kondo may be the first ever decluttering celebrity, and she has mainstreamed her method even further with her new Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. 

There are six basic rules to get started:

  1. Commit yourself to tidying up.
  2. Imagine your ideal lifestyle.
  3. Finish discarding first. Before getting rid of items, sincerely thank each item for serving its purpose.
  4. Tidy by category, not location.
  5. Follow the right order.
  6. Ask yourself it it sparks joy.

And five categories to tackle:

  1. Clothes
  2. Books
  3. Papers
  4. Komono (a.k.a. Miscellaneous Items)
  5. Sentimental Items

While many people associate her method with tidying, it’s really about discarding items that lack value. To determine what makes the cut, Kondo has you start by removing everything out of your closets and drawers (category one), all the books off your shelves (category two), all the paperwork out of your desk and bins (you get the idea).

Once you have a big pile, you’re to go item by item and consider if it sparks joy. While Kondo admits that this can feel awkward or unnatural at first, she assures readers and viewers that you’ll get better at recognizing what sparks joy as you go. Once you’ve tossed items in every category, you should have a much smaller set of remaining items that you can return to various closets, drawers, shelves, and boxes. Note that you’re to finish one category before moving onto the next one.

Because you’re actively choosing items that spark joy, and discarding what doesn’t, the intention of the KonMari method is to end up with a clutter-free home that is better able to bring more joy and prosperity to your life. While tidying, she encourages you to visualize the life you want to live to be less stressed, for example and what you need to get there. Anything that won’t help on that journey isn’t deserving of your space or you, she says.

What are the highs?

Sees the value in checking in with yourself as you work through your space. Holding each item in your hands and asking yourself if you need it by tuning into the feeling in your heart is a definite pro.

The simple questioning technique makes a lot of sense. “By simplifying the exercise of decluttering from a series of difficult questions (i.e. Do I need it? Do I use it? Was it expensive?, Is it worth anything?) into one core question: Does it spark joy? Kondo immediately gives you permission to let go of clutter with less guilt and more clarity.

The biggest pro of this method is that it only leaves the good stuff behind, allowing you to live an uncluttered life in which your possessions and surroundings are beautiful, functional, and make you happy. And who wouldn’t want that?

What are the lows?

Though Kondo’s prompt provides a great jumping it probably won’t apply to every item in your space and that’s totally OK. We all have things in our homes that don’t bring us joy but are necessary. For example, my first aid kit. It’s not beautiful, and it’s not joyous, but it’s necessary. If you go too far in the uncluttering, you might do yourself a disservice.

Her method also calls on people to declutter their entire space in one session, which is probably unrealistic for most people. I don’t believe organizing a home can be done in one big swoop for most people. When chronic disorganization and ADD are involved, this can be a very ambitious project, especially done alone.

Most of all, I wish Marie Kondo would just say stop! Stop buying all this stuff. The only solution to our waste crisis is to halt the consumerism clogging our landfills, polluting our oceans and overcrowding our homes. Because what would really spark joy would be a world that isn’t overflowing with garbage

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key benefits of own less things

I have been in the process to declutter my house lately, is one of my new years resolutions

I have been totally stunned by how much stuff still left that we never utilize.

It every simply continue getting pushed into storage rooms or my office (doesn’t everybody have a signature room where they hide crap when visitors come over?)

I’ve been gradually however without a doubt disposing of the overabundance, and feel myself getting lighter and all the more free with each container that hits the gift heap. I wouldn’t view myself as a  minimalist, yet I’m endeavoring to experience my own adaptation of effortlessness in a way that fits myself in this period of my life.

Today I needed to share a couple of gigantic advantages I’ve found recently in owning less stuff. I trust this can be useful for you in the event that you are searching out some inspiration to pare down your own particular belonging!

1. YOU’LL SPEND LESS

When you settle on the cognizant choice to possess less stuff, you naturally quit searching out new stuff to bring into your home. It’s only guaranteed. Furthermore, by wanting to acquire less stuff, you will spend less also. An enormous advantage!

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2. YOU CAN AFFORD HIGHER QUALITY ITEMS

When you buy less things, you can bear to buy all the more amazing things. Things like quality garments and bedding last any longer than their shoddy partners and is an incredible method to spare yourself cash as time goes on.

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3. YOU’LL HAVE MORE TIME

You’ll be investing less energy cleaning up, sorting out, and keeping up your things. This will abandon you with more opportunity to do the things you really need to do. Sounds quite incredible, correct?

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4. YOU’LL HAVE MORE FREEDOM

You’ll have a feeling of flexibility when you never again feel like your stuff claims you (since let be honest, to a specific degree it does). And furthermore opportunity from contrasting your stuff with what others have. Essentially in light of the fact that you just won’t mind any longer!

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5. YOU’LL STOP LIVING IN THE PAST

Enabling yourself to dispose of the blame or stuff that goes with specific things can be extremely invigorating. Maybe it was a blessing given to you that you were never truly enamored with, or something that you acquired from a relative who passed away. Giving or offering those things doesn’t imply that you didn’t value the idea behind the blessing or that you will overlook that relative. In the event that a thing isn’t serving your present needs or isn’t something you totally adore, it’s alright to dispose of it. You don’t need to feel remorseful or cling to something since you feel committed to.

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6. YOU WILL CHERISH WHAT YOU DO HAVE

I believe it’s just characteristic that when you have less, you acknowledge what you do have significantly more. Will probably appropriately administer to and keep up things like your shoes and garments when you don’t have as quite a bit of it to stress over.

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7. YOU’LL FEEL MORE ENERGIZED

Simply managing so much stuff influences me to feel depleted. It’s freeing not just disposing of things we never again require, yet in addition totally empowering since I never again need to stress or look after those things.

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Ney

 

10 Minimalist looks Spring 2017

In order to have an unbeatable style is unnecessary dressing with lots of layers of clothing, if you are a true fashionista you know that wearing the clothes indicated is enough to put on a spectacular outfit.

Here 10 minimalists looks

  1. Light shirts can not be missing, if you want to contrast your clothes, do it with dark clothes or accessories.

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2.  A jean and an overcoat is the perfect combination to turn a casual look into elegant. Combine neutral colors if you want your outfit to look formal.

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3. A white blazer is perfect to give an elegant style to your outfit, with it you can play with casual-formal duality. Try looks with the same color.

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4. The minimalist style is great if you want to be comfortable, combine your favorite sports shoes to look cool.

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5. Femininity and elegance are characteristics characteristic of skirts type A. You dress incredible without much effort. We recommend that you have it in basic colors to mix it with several styles

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6. Red is a very sensual color, if you dress it with the accessories indicated you will make it look classic.

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7. A good sweater will get you out of trouble and cold. Use it with thick fabrics, they are perfect to give texture to your outfit.

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8. A white dress is a must, if you want to show a cool and feminine side, change the little black dress by this one.

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9. The pastel pink color was used a lot this year, but it is certainly a trend that will take effect also next year. It is a very versatile color that you can wear with white, beige, black, olive green and gray.

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10. The trend of the patches and funny prints on the T-Shirts is ideal to give life to your look. Although there are very striking ideas, use it with neutral colors so as not to lose the minimal touch.

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Neylimar

10 Tidy Habits That will Improve Your Life

It’s easy to think of all the good habits we wish we had. And, as it turns out, setting good habits can be a powerful way to achieve our goals, as well as keep us focused and organized. Once a good habit becomes etched in our brain, we’re able to attain our objectives without even thinking about it.

Here’s the habit-building process that’s working for me:

  • Focus on building one habit per month.
  • Don’t give yourself a deadline: Some daily habits will be easier to build than others, and it doesn’t matter how long it takes to build the habit, as long as you build it.
  • Commit fully and don’t back down.
  • Go easy on yourself if you stumble. Instead of getting angry with yourself, use it as a learning experience. Figure out what caused you to stumble, deal with any external influences causing you problems, and try again.
  • Each time you hit a milestone—one week, one month, six months, etc.—reward yourself in some way. How is completely up to you.
  • Once you’re able to complete the habit without having to think about it, it’s time to move onto establishing your next habit.

Some habits who will improve your life are ;

  1. Make your bed (time commitment: 2 minutes). What else can you do in just a minute or two that will completely transform your entire room? It doesn’t really matter how messy the rest of the room happens to be; when the bed is made, your bedroom looks tidy. Simplify the task by choosing fuss-free bedding that is easy to straighten and by eliminating decorative pillows or throws.
  2. Clean the kitchen sink (time commitment: 10 – 15 minutes, 3 times a day). In the same way that a neatly made bed can transform the bedroom, a shiny, sparkling sink can be the difference between cluttered and cozy in the kitchen. Make it a habit to keep your sink clear — putting dishes straight into the dishwasher or hand-washing as you go.
  3. Toss your junk mail (time commitment: 1 minute). Sorting and tossing your junk mail, catalogs, and flyers the instant they come into the house can help keep paper clutter to a minimum and your mail pile under control. While our temptation is to throw the whole stack on the counter and get to it later, the truth is that tossing as you go takes only a few seconds.
  4. Pick up (time commitment: 10 minutes). This is a daily habit the whole family can participate in! Set an alert on your phone to remind you of “Operation Cleanup” each day, and for ten minutes, everyone in the house works to pick up any items left lying around. Cleanup time can be just before bed, right after school, or even first thing in the morning, as long as it is consistent.
  5. Keep the table clear (time commitment: 5 minutes). A messy, cluttered table not only brings disorder and chaos to an entire room; it disrupts mealtimes and inhibits families from sitting down to eat together. Make your table a clutter-free zone, and, if necessary, spend a few minutes keeping it clean and clear each day.
  6. Clear and wipe down your bathroom counters (time commitment: 3 minutes). Between the toothpaste, toothbrushes, makeup, hair products, and more, our bathrooms can easily become clutter zones without daily vigilance. Make it a daily habit to clear the counter as soon as you’re done getting ready for the day, and then take a moment to wipe down any mess you may have left behind.
  7. Do one load of laundry (time commitment: 3 minutes to start; 2 minutes to transfer; 5 minutes to fold). The never-ending pile of laundry can be a challenge for even the most diligent of homemakers. However, making it a daily habit to tackle just one load can help tame that beast and keep the laundry clutter under control. Start your load at the same time every day, and before you know it, you won’t even have to think about it.
  8. Put your clothes away (time commitment: 3 minutes). Clean clothes are wonderful, but not if they pile up on the counter or in the laundry basket and never actually make it to the closet or dresser. It only takes a few minutes to put away clothes that have been washed and folded, and it takes even less time to take care of the clothes you’re finished wearing for the day. Put them away as you’re changing, and your clothing clutter will be a thing of the past.
  9. Bring your inbox to zero (time commitment: 10 – 15 minutes). Physical clutter isn’t the only kind of clutter that can weigh us down on a daily basis. Developing a daily habit of conquering your inbox can greatly impact your sense of calm. Be quick to delete messages, and keep your responses brief and to the point.
  10. Plan your day (time commitment: 5 minutes). Five minutes in the morning to go over your schedule and create your to-do list for the day can spell the difference between actually getting things done and simply spinning your wheels. Make it a habit to pause and plan, and you’ll soon find you’re able to accomplish far more than ever before.

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Neylimar

 

 

Minimalist lifestyle Benefits

“Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art.” —Richard Holloway

Minimalism can be defined as a style or technique (as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity.

Minimalism in our life is intentionally trying to live with only the things I really need.”

Our world lives at a feverish pace. We are too hurried, too rushed, and too stressed. We work long, passionate hours to pay the bills, but fall deeper into debt. We rush from one activity to another—even multitasking along the way—but never seem to get everything done. We remain in constant connection with others through our cell phones, but true life-changing relationships continue to elude us.

Minimalism slows down life and frees us from this modern hysteria to live faster. It finds freedom to disengage. It seeks to keep only the essentials. It seeks to remove the frivolous and keep the significant. And in doing so, it values the intentional endeavors that add value to life.

Benefits of becoming a minimalist

1. Clarity of mind

We don’t think of our physical possessions being linked to mental and emotional health, but the connection between the two is undeniable.
Studies show when we clear out our closets, it has a massive impact on our mental clarity and peace of mind. Think about it. It makes sense.
That good feeling you get when you take a load of clothes to goodwill or finally go through that junk drawer in your kitchen is backed by research. If you don’t need it, love it or use it, get rid of it.

2. Better health

You might feel hesitant to consider that getting rid of a few physical possession might change your health but consider this: what about clearing the things from your schedule that are unnecessary or unimportant?
Too many of us are over committed in our lives and if we really begin to ask ourselves why we haven’t scaled back already, we’ll find the answer is we’re afraid of disappointing someone—a terrible reason to overload our schedules

Minimalism takes many forms and whether you’re clearing things from your closet, your calendar, or your commitments, your body will thank you.

3. More freedom.

If you really spent some time thinking about it, I bet you would be shocked to think of how many physical possession you own, desire to own, or work hard to own what you don’t even want—all to impress someone at your office, or even in your family.

Dave Ramsey, financial advisor and New York Times bestselling author says:

“We buy things we don’t like with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.”

4. Greater purpose.

When you clear out the unnecessary activities and items from your life, something unexpected happens. A clear sense of purpose returns. You feel motivated to do what you’ve set out to do because your direction is clear and there is no confusion. When you only have a few commitments, you can take them seriously.

When you begin to move the focus from possessions to memories, you might not only have more space in your closet, you’ll have enough great memories to keep you smiling for a lifetime. This is the stuff a great life is made of.

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Neylimar