Letting go of clutter is hard to do, but once you overcome that step, there's a certain calmness to be found in a well-organized cupboard or drawer. One such method, which focuses on minimalism, delves into the teachings of Japanese cleaning guru Marie Kondo. Her housekeeping manual, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has inspired legions of readers to become clutter free and throw away their unneeded belongings. Below are 18 examples of Marie's method at work, inspiring you to organize your own home.
4. And have room to store more items A well-tidied and organized closet should have enough space to store more than just clothes.
5. Go through all the papers that you don't need in your office space Your office space probably contains too many old papers you simply don't need. Go through that pack of papers and see what you can get rid of, especially if your office space is small.
6. Store any items you can vertically
Image Source: Instagram user GoingZeroWaste Piles can get pretty messy. Kondo urges that you store your belongings vertically. Here, this reader employs Kondo's advice using tea towels.
7. And employ the vertical stacking method wherever possible This method can be used in drawers too, with your t-shirts, enabling you to see everything.
8. Storing small items can be problematic Roll your socks, to preserve the elastic and stack them in a vertical position.
10. Keep small boxes on hand for future storing solutions Small and cheap plastic boxes can prove to be effective future storage solutions. You can use them to keep your jewelry for instance.
11. Reduce the number of books to free up a great deal of space Kondo believes that people keep their books for longer than necessary. A book which you no longer read is no longer useful. Keep only the books that 'spark joy'.
12. Go through your bathroom items too
Image Source: Instagram user mikedickson It's easy to get carried away with all the items we keep in the bathroom. Pare them down and keep what's left in small containers.
13. Keep your products out of sight Kondo advises her readers that they wipe down their products once they have been used and keep them out of sight until the next time.
14. The kitchen should not be overlooked either Keep countertops clear and most items out of sight.