#KonmariMethod and how it’s changed my life

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After reading Marie Kondo’s bestseller I have been applying the Konmari method to cleaning up the clutter in my home. It really is as simple as asking yourself: Does this item spark joy for me. If yes, keep it and place it in the proper location. If not, thank it for it’s service to you and eliminate it.
I can’t begin to tell you how therapeutic this has been for me, especially since I am grieving two cats who passed away this year.

Here are some pictures of my inspiration and ways I have transformed my home:

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These are my favorite DVDs and below are Hamlet and Lucy and a Thank You photo from Clinton/Gore for support. (I volunteered in 1992 at the NYC campaign office prior to the election.)

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My favorite cards that are sentimental on display on top of my dresser drawers.

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I cleaned out my foyer closet. I put my best shoes on the bookshelf and placed accessories (hats, gloves, umbrellas, etc.) in an over-the-door clear plastic shoe organizer.

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What did not spark joy from my closet and on its way out.

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My bedroom sans clutter.

Good luck to anyone who’s trying the Konmari Method! If you have, please share what it was like for you.

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4 comments

  1. I’ve heard a lot of praise for this book and I’m glad to see that it worked for you, your apartment looks amazing! I always find cleaning so therapeutic, I literally did the exact same last week and filled a bin bag. I just ask myself “do I need this?” if yes, then “why?”, so I guess that’s a similar notion to asking whether the item sparks joy too.

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