Top 10 Tips to Organize Your Room
Having an organized home is something we all want to be, but it is easier said than done. We make thousands of resolutions every time and somehow manage to fail. If you are one of those, Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is the book for you. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up helps you to get to know why you are not able to keep your home clutter-free and discard things that you no longer need. It gives a glimpse on how our life will be transformed once the tidying session is completed. Here are the top ten tips from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up which might help you be organized:
#1 Why is it hard To Keep Your House in Order?
The method we follow is organize little by little, inch by inch, instead of decluttering at once. What goes wrong here is that the cycle repeats and we end up tidying up forever. What Kondo wants us to do is organize everything at once. That way, next time, you just have to make sure to put the things you use back to its place. It helps change your mind set.
#2 Organize in categories
We end up decluttering from room to room. But as per Kondo, this is not advised. A much better way to tidy is by categories. Start with things you are emotionally least attached – like clothes, books and so on and so forth.
#3 Work On What to Discard First
This is one of the most important steps to follow. Imagine you are in a relationship with the things you own. Evaluate on the basis of the joy you get from that particular object. Do not look for reasons to get rid of it. Instead, ask yourself “why should I keep it?”. “Need” is what matters, not “want”. So make sure to figure out what to discard first, rather than what to keep.
#4 Find Out What You Need From What You Want
As mentioned in the previous section, segregate on the basis of what you need and want. What you need, stays and what you want is out of here. This is one of the easy ways to get to know the things that are important and the things that are the not so important in your possession. Also, it helps you to know what to buy and what not to, the next time you are out shopping.
#5 Treat your things with respect
Kondo explains that we should treat the things in our possession with respect. Treat them as if they have a soul. Thank them for serving you. It might sound utterly ridiculous thing to do, at first. But you will realize when you look at your wardrobe and realize the pathetic situation your clothes are in. And ask this question to yourself, “Would they want to be piled up and left at the corner of your wardrobe?”
#6 There is no room for sentimental attachment
It being said, one bad thing that can happen when you respect your things too much is that emotional attachment you get. Do not let it in. As Kondo says, put on your cloak of emotional detachment and start the process of purging. Do not let that photograph or letter from high school get you hung up on the past and hinder your progress at decluttering. Do not worry about not having your favorite clothes. This is the process which helps you find some new favorites. So make sure not to get caught up.
#7 Cleaning is a fun process
Let us imagine you are decluttering the category of clothes. Pile up all the clothes you have, remove all the distraction – no music, no phone call, no social media. Your sole concentration should be on the job in hand. If you want, say a prayer before you start, set up the mood. You will realize the cleaning process is so much fun than you expected it to be. You end up with the best you have, and the rest goes out.
#8 Do not hang, Fold things
By now you know what to keep and what to discard, keep away the pile you want to discard far away. Get your attention on the good things. Figure out where each of things should go. Instead of hanging or folding them lavishly, fold them for a dresser. Kondo shows as a technique of vertical folding which makes everything easy to store and to spot them easily from the beautifully organized closet of yours.
#9 You start loving your wardrobe
With everything organized, you find that there is room for more which never existed beforehand. You realize how much space you had lost and the effort you had put in to find your favorite dress from the pile. It makes you appreciate the KonMari method. Now your closet can breathe, and everything is right in your sight. No more hustle and bustle to get your hands on what you want. You fall in love with your wardrobe all over again.
#10 Rediscover yourself
Following the same pattern over and over again, after a while, we get used to wearing the same few pieces of garment rotating them without realizing what else we have in our wardrobe. But once you are done with the organizing, it all changes. Now, your closet is loaded up with all the good things in your possession, and it feels richer. It becomes easier to dig in and find out the colorful things you have in your wardrobe and not rotate with the same few pieces of garments. It helps you not just organize your closet, but also your style. It succeeds in rediscovering yourself.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is a unique book which enchants you on how decluttering or organizing can change your life for the good. It helps you change to someone who knows what is worth to keep and what is not. This promotes your well-being as you are only surrounded by things you love. The process of cleaning becomes much easier. You start seeing your things in a different light; you start respecting all of it. It is a path that paves the way to make your life a whole lot better. Click to check more self-help books for women.