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Rule 4 Of The KonMari Method: Tidy by category, not by location

Go category by category, not room by room. Pull out all clothing, books, paper, komono, and things with sentimental value out to see what you have. Go through each category in one sitting to build momentum. Becoming tidy is a lifestyle. Marie Kondo is one of today’s leading inspirators...

Rule 3 Of The KonMari Method: Finish discarding first

Embarking on your tidying journey is about cherishing the items that bring you joy and putting the remaining to rest with gratitude. Marie Kondo is one of today’s leading inspirators of joyful living. She’s helped people find joy, fulfillment, thankfulness, and tidiness with her six rules of tidying with...

Rule 2 Of The KonMari Method: Imagine your ideal lifestyle

Meditation, thought, and mindfulness brings about your ideal lifestyle. The tidying process is not about making your home look neat or clean, but about sparking joy in your life.  Before you begin tidying, envision your best life — this is a turning point. Marie Kondo is one of today’s...

Rule 1 of the KonMari method: Commit yourself to tidying up

Cleaning the home can be a hard process, but commit to it! You can do it. Little by little is what it takes. Marie Kondo is one of today’s leading inspirators of joyful living. She’s helped people find joy, fulfillment, thankfulness, and tidiness with her six rules of tidying...

Marie Kondo’s 6 rules to tidying up

Marie Kondo is one of today’s leading inspirators of joyful living. She’s helped people find joy, fulfillment, thankfulness, and tidiness with her KonMari method. She’s been named as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. Marie has been featured in The New York Times, The...

How to prepare precious jewelry for long-term storage

You have precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, palladium, titanium, tungsten, stainless steel, or diamond ready to be stored. Do your best to prevent the metals from being tarnished. Tarnish is a thin layer of corrosion on the surface of the metal. Copper, brass, silver, and aluminum are...

What items to keep in your emergency box

You really need to have two boxes on hand: one for emergencies and one for when the power goes out. Both will come in handy in the case of an emergency or incontinence. Here’s a list of things to keep in your box. Download and print this emergency checklist:...

Letting go of things with sentimental value

Everything has a story. Sentimental items bring emotion and/or a story of something that happened to you or a loved one in the past. There may come a time when you need to let some of these items go because they’re taking up too much room. We must note...

9 cheap storage hacks for children’s toys

Your child may have a wild and vivid imagination. Good to you for letting them play and experience the world through play and creativity. At times, however, their toys tend to be in the way of daily activities for you. You may put them away, but they may still...

People use self-storage for these 9 reasons — do you need storage?

Most Americans have too many things. Here are some quick facts about Americans and STUFF: There are 300,000 items in the average American home (LA Times). While 25% of people with two-car garages don’t have room to park cars inside them and 32% only have room for one vehicle...

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