When you are all about efficiency in your business, especially if you run it from your house, you know how important it is to have your business and house spaces separated.
But have you ever neglected your home space because there was not enough time to take care of it? We don’t judge. There are days when you just don’t have enough hours in a day to do it all. We offer you the KonMari Method of decluttering that would help you organize it all and maintain it as well.
What is KonMari Method?
Marie Kondo – famous Japanese “cleaning lady”, an author of a popular book “The Lifechanging Magic of Tidying Up” and her Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” created something simple but powerful and helpful called KonMari method. It includes a few steps to help you declutter your space by categories rather than by locations, and keep only things that “sparkle joy”. If you want a full plan – follow Marie Kondo, check her website and definitely read her book. But in short, we summed up a few quick tips to remember.
Tips to Remember:
Gather ALL items in each category in one place. For example, if you are decluttering towels get ALL the towels from each and every room and throw them into one big pile. Break the categories into subcategories if needed.
Start with easy categories like clothing, socks, towels – less sentimental things. Tacking the easy parts will prepare you for the harder ones.
Discard intensely and completely. Do not hold back. Let go of your items until it feels right. You should be able to look at the area and feel joy and peace.
Store each category altogether. For example, store all batteries together. Store all lightbulbs together. Do not store according to the frequency of use, but rather use of space. That’s why we discard first and then organize afterward.
Note when you need to replace something. Do not buy until you’ve completely discarded, though! You may find you no longer need to purchase something as you declutter and uncover.
Do it all in one go, no matter how emotional or hard it could be. Sometimes it is important to take a break in between, but make sure you finish the category you started before the break.
And good luck with decluttering your house, and keeping your home and working space the way you run your small business – total success!