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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Ney

How Eco-friendly Packaging can save the Planet

Do you know what Eco friendly packaging is? If the answer is not, do not worry few months ago I did not have idea. But the things are changing and Public consciousness about issues like climate change is influencing buying habits and consumer choices. Among the many desirable features, they choose products for their packaging. Increasingly, Eco-friendly packaging isn’t just an Earth-friendly way to sell a product; it’s how to broadcast a company’s values.

Eco-friendly packaging goes by a few other names such as sustainable packaging, green packaging and environmentally-friendly packaging. To be eco-friendly, packaging can be biodegradable (but preferably compostable), recyclable, reusable, non-toxic, made from recycled products, based in biomass or natural products or manufactured through low-impact means.

For instance, yogurt available in glass bottles is eco-friendly, while plastic containers are not. Glass meets the green packaging definition because it’s recyclable but also infinitely reusable. Unless it’s broken, glass lasts for centuries.

How do Eco-Friendly Products Help the Environment?

Consider the glass yogurt bottle. It can be reused until some butter-fingers drops it, otherwise it gets easily recycled in most of the world. But to make that glass involves someone collecting silica sand, which is facing a shortage worldwide and trucking that sand to a factory. The truck uses gasoline and emits carbon dioxide, a “greenhouse gas” contributing to climate change. Then, turning that silica into glass requires electricity as well as other fuels to heat the furnace used to melt and form the glass. It requires machines to shape the glass, plus paper and inks to print and label the bottle.

Every time someone reuses the bottle, it’s one fewer time that whole process of using natural resources occurs. And every time someone recycles a glass bottle, it may still need energy and cause carbon dioxide pollution from trucking the bottles, melting them down and reforming them, but at least sand isn’t used, and that’s a resource that experts are increasingly saying needs conservation.

Eco-friendly products and packaging can be helpful in other ways, too. They may be biodegradable or made from more sustainable, faster-replenishing natural products like bamboo. Bamboo, for instance, can be harvested for paper and other materials every two-to-three years, versus upwards of 60 years for a new tree to grow.

Advantages of Using Eco-Friendly Products

Countries around the world are realizing they must act to reduce the impact that trash is having on the planet. When trash doesn’t biodegrade or compost, it’s a long-term problem they are forced to find space for. Non-friendly packaging is an eyesore and a logistical nightmare. A collaborative report from a few departments of the U.S. government listed the time it takes for some packaging to break down in the environment. They include:

  • Glass bottle: 1 million years.
  • Plastic beverage bottles: 450 years.
  • Aluminum can: 80-to-200 years.
  • Plastic bag: 10-to-20 years.

It’s not just Australia taking a strong stance. Morocco has already entirely banned plastic bags in the country. In Kenya, one faces a possible four-year jail term or a hefty fine for the use or sale of plastic bags. China has cracked down on plastic bags, too.

The point is that laws are changing and companies that don’t lead the way by embracing eco-friendly packaging now will soon be perceived as dinosaurs. By being a part of the solution today, it doesn’t just save the planet, it demonstrates corporate responsibility and states company values loud and clear.

We have to understand that not only government and companies are responsible to reduce non environmental friendly products, is our task too. do not purchase this items because if we demand the products companies are going to keep producing it.

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Ney

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Polemic Fast Fashion effects

“Fast fashion” is a term that alludes to reasonable rudiments and dispensable patterns. It has additionally been utilized as a term to portray apparel accumulations which depend on the latest fashion patterns. Quick design is “the pattern for form retailers to purchase their stock nearer to the season, and react to patterns as they rise.

why is fast fashion so bad for individuals and the earth?

here a few reasons:

 

  • Fast fashion is costly for you and our planet. Quick form is intended to be supplanted rapidly, not such a great amount by want but rather by require. Garments truly goes into disrepair winding up in landfills instead of influencing it to relegation to shops regardless of whether you give. In the U.S. just 10% of gave garments get exchanged. The rest surges landfills – we send 13 trillion tons of our garments to landfills in the U.S. alone where they sit for a long time leaving lethal chemicals and colors to taint nearby soil and groundwater. Our moderate mold group has discovered that putting resources into less higher quality garments really spares us cash on the grounds that each piece endures longer.

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  • Fast fashion disempowers women. With quick mold you trap an age of young ladies into poverty. 75 million individuals are making our garments today. 80% is made by ladies who are just 18 – 24 years of age. It takes a piece of clothing specialist year and a half to acquire what a form mark CEO makes on their meal break. A greater part of them procure under $3 every day. The greatest corners quick form cuts are human. Modest garments are made by underage laborers entering the business as youthful as 14 to work long hard hours (an avg. of 14 hrs for each day in sweatshops) for low wages, while managing inappropriate behavior.

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  • Quick design is a debacle for our planet. The generally unregulated beat and consume of quick design is putting excessively weight on our planet. 12.8 million tons of attire are sent to landfills in the US consistently. This is a football field filled 14 ft profound with garments. The mold business’ CO2 emanations are anticipated to increment by over 60% to almost 2.8 billion tons for each year by 2030. Fundamental cotton delivering nations like China and India are now confronting water deficiencies, and with water utilization anticipated to go up half by 2030, these cotton-developing countries confront the problem of picking between cotton generation and securing clean drinking water.

 

Our cash is the thing that influences the design world to go round. By disturbing business as usual, we have the ability to change things. When we purchase better we send advertise signs to change the framework for good. Is better to buy less clothes made by recycle materials that buy more cheap and bad quality clothes that few months later is going to be rubbish  and contaminate the planet. Planet is our house we do not have another place to go then we have to take care of our choices. thinking in our future and the future of the new generations .

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Recycling Clothes

“If you really think the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money.” Dr. Guy Mc Pherson

Every year millions of dollars are going to waste in used garments  only in United States, if we talking about all the world is a scandalous amount of money,  consumerism  is a global problem the same than pollution.

Our usual clothes are made from 4 basic materials: cotton, wool, silk and synthetic fibers.

Synthetic fibers such as nylon, perle, and lycra are made from petroleum derivatives, and their manufacture generates significant air pollution.

Another example is polyester is a synthetic fiber, the production generates CO2 and other contaminating substances, it consumes large amounts of water and its catalyst is carcinogenic and toxic to humans. When it is washed it gives off fibers that go to the rivers, the sea and the fish that with all those toxics we then ingest. This type of products takes a long time to decompose.

In addition to the contamination and toxicity of the materials we have the problems generated by the fashion industry, that produce 150 million garments annually. Enough to give a wardrobe full of clothes to every habitant of the planet.

It is truly worrying this situation due to the degree of pollution which help to worsen the global warming situation.

The question is what we can do to help our planet?

Here are some recommendations:

Applying the three R (reduce, reuse, recycle) this means buying less garments preferably of better quality, buying second hand and ecological clothes

Promote barter markets and Upcycling also known as supra recycling to create products that have a higher value than the one that had the original material or what is the same that transform waste into valuables.

Recycling more than a decision is a responsibility of every individual living in the planet, we have no another planet to go. A small change in your habits can make a big difference. The generations of the future will be grateful.

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Neylimar