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    How To Tidy Your Home With The KonMari Method

    Tidy Your Home

    One of Netflix hottest new shows is Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. The show was inspired by the best selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. In the book and the show she teaches the Japanese art called the KonMari method. Here’s a bit about how it works.

    Empty Your Closet

    We have all experienced the sometimes it gets worse before it gets better when organizing our homes, but the KonMari method takes things to the next level. The first step is to take 100 percent of your clothing, from your closet and your drawers—and to create a big pile. Part of the reason for creating a big messy pile is to see how much you truly have. Get ready as you may be shocked.

    The Sparks Joy Process

    One of the things that I love about Marie Kondo is the sparks joy process. You physically touch each and every item you are sorting to feel if it sparks joy. The goal is to focus less on though, which is how we typically decide what to keep—and more on how the item makes you feel. This is a good way to help kids when sorting through toys. Ask them if it sparks joy, and if not let it go. But before you do thank it for the joy it once brought you.

    The 5 Categories

    Continue this process through all 5 categories. The larger your home and the more tidying that needs to be done the longer this process may take. The categories are:

    1. Clothing
    2. Books
    3. Papers
    4. Komono (miscellaneous items)
    5. Mementos (items with sentimental value)

    It can take a 4 to 6 weeks to completely sort your home but the process can drastically shift the energy in your home.

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    Focus On Your Strengths Instead

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    Regift Without Guilt 

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    Are You Disconnected From Your Money?

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  • Downsides Of Minimalism
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    The Downsides Of Minimalism

    When you dive into minimalism everything is sunshine and roses. You feel empowered and free and are proud of your ability to purge. While much good comes from a simplified and…