Hello everyone doing the home detox. Hope you’re enjoying tossing all your unwanted stuff. If you’re not, here’s a good way to think about it: Days from now when you sit back with a glass of iced tea (or wine) and look at your sparkling rooms and closets, you’ll be happy you did the work.
And as you live in a more organized space, I know you’ll appreciate how energetic you feel from having less stuff around you.
WELCOME TO WEEK TWO!!
Now in Week 2, it’s time to organize and set up a system that will last. Here are some inspirations:
These Kon-Mari how-tos show you how to fold many of your basics:
LEAVE 20% FREE
Leave 15- 20% of your storage space free. Cramped cupboards, shelves, and drawers equals stress.
GET CREATIVE WHEN YOU ORGANIZE
ORGANIZED CLOSETS & SPACES AFTER KON-DOING
A BEFORE AND AFTER BOOKCASE & ROOM
ORGANIZED KITCHEN AREAS
OTHER ORGANIZED SPACES
A point on which we disagree with Marie — Do get storage containers! Boxes, bins, baskets, hooks, etc. will help you to keep like items together, make some items portable and keep your spaces organized.
Organizing is about freeing up time so you can stress less and enjoy your life more. It’s one of those simple life hacks that we all know works because we’ve felt the effects of both cluttered and organized spaces. Marie Kondo’s method has gained cult-following worldwide because she suggests something new…to tidy up once and done and she gets us to think of our stuff differently.
FOCUS ON WHAT YOU WANT…NOT WANT YOU DON’T WANT
Marie recommends TOUCHING your things and instead of thinking of what you want to/should get rid of, think of what you want to keep. Decide based on what sparks joy when you touch it.
When you’re done and enjoying your new lighter more comfortable space, follow our suggestions for keeping it that way.
How to keep clutter under control
HAVE A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING
AS A GENERAL RULE, GET RID OF ONE THING WHEN YOU ADD SOMETHING NEW
ORGANIZE IT BEAUTIFULLY
DO MINI CLEANING & SPOT-CHECKS EVERY 4-6 WEEKS
ENJOY YOUR LIFE AND YOUR SPACE
E-N-J-O-Y the detox process if you can, and your new healthier homes when you’re done!