how to stop accumulating stuff at home

At home we normally accumulate things in the corridors, in the corners in the kitchen, children rooms and everywhere. We fill the storage room with boxes and you think I will soon throw it away, but time goes by and they’re still there.

That happen when suddenly you get the motivation to become minimalist and you pile up all the things that no longer have space in your life sometimes it’s just a few bags of clothes but most of the time it can be boxes and boxes of things you don’t use. It is important to get it out of the house as soon as possible, because until you have removed them from home you do not start to truly experience liberation and also because many times it is not easy to make the decision to let go of certain things and if once you have already had the courage to do so, you continue to see them every time you pass by because there is a good chance that you will put them back in your closet.

The reason why this happens to many people is not because you are lazy or stupid, what happens is that normally you do not know how to do it, we lack the information so when it comes to getting these things from home we face three main problems:
1-You do not want to throw everything away because there are many things that are in good condition and that can still be used even if you do not want or need it.
2- You have things that cannot be thrown into the normal container of your building or house like old phones, computers etc.
3- You have a lot of things to throw it away and you don’t know how to transport it.

With the things that can still be used we can do two things to sell or donate, if you have objects that are still in very good condition and have a certain value you can sell them in the second-hand market there are thousands of websites like Ebay where you can sell them but this takes time and dedication especially if there are many things you will have to value if it compensates you or not take it, the other option is to donate them but sometimes the charity organizations that are in charge of receiving this type of things are very busy because they received a lot of donations and are normally saturated but all this depends on the country where you live.

The best thing about donation is to look in your city where you can donate things, for example to homeless people, in the church, in places where you think they may need donations.

When you have things that do not go in the normal garbage, such as electrical, furniture or chemical products, the easiest thing is to call the company that collects the garbage in your city to request information. Usually the counties have a home collection service in case you do not have a car, of course it is a service that must be paid but it is worth it since they will take everything and you will not have to waste time thinking about where you can throw it away or donate it. It is important to separate the different types of things according to the materials that make them up because it is much easier recycle.

Well, now you no longer have an excuse, maybe you have the excuse that now with the quarantine due to the COVID- 2019 things get a little complicated, but don’t give up, you see that there are many options and there will be many more if you inform yourself, take action as soon as possible and stop accumulate garbage, the feeling of emptying your house of all those things is wonderful, you will see.


If you have any other ideas or advice that I have forgotten, leave it here below in a comment.

Thank you for reading

See you soon Ney

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

Thanks for reading

See you soon

Ney