The Kondo Craze – Tidy House Series No. 1

Welcome back to the Eastbrook Homes blog. This week we’re starting a new series to chat about the KonMari method, a simple approach to organization that helps people overcome the tendency to keep all of the stuff they may not need but don’t know how to part with like books, papers, and sentimental items.  

Organization expert, Marie Kondo, became a household name seemingly overnight with her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. In the book that started the Kondo Craze,  she shares six simple rules for tidying up around the house.

Incredibly, Kondo formed a consulting company to help people with organization when she was just 19 years old, while still in school in Tokyo. Over the last decade, her company, driven by the book and the success of her methods, has grown to more than 200 organization experts available for hire around the world.

The KonMari method is based on a simple principle that helps people decide to keep or toss an item. The method also encourages people to “tidy-up” by category instead of tackling the entire project at once, which can make organization seem like an insurmountable task.

The six KonMari rules for organizing your home are –

  1. Commit
  2. Imagine the ideal life you wish to live
  3. Discard first
  4. Tidy by category
  5. Follow the order above
  6. Ask yourself “Does this item spark joy?”

Although her approach seems simple, the last rule really drives the entire process with a simple, yet powerful guideline. By asking yourself if an item sparks “joy,” it’s easier to choose to keep or part with something that may be taking up space in your home for no real reason.

Many West Michigan homeowners will move more than once in their life and with each passing year, the process of packing and sorting your home’s contents becomes more challenging. If you are considering new home construction, the KonMari method can make your next move easier – especially if you decide to get started before it’s time to move into your new Eastbrook Home.

Over the next few weeks, we will take a closer look at the KonMari organization method, also known as the Kondo Craze. We’ll also go over the simple steps you can take to implement the approach, and even some local resources that can help with organization and the disposal of the things you don’t need or want to keep.

If you are considering a new Grand Rapids, Greater Lansing, or Auburn, Alabama home in 2019 let the Eastbrook Homes team help you get started. We’d love to discuss our own unique approach to the home building process and show you around some of our beautiful Eastbrook Communities.

Check back next week for more info on the Kondo Craze, until then – we’ll be downstairs pulling old boxes off the basement shelves. Contact our team today and see how Eastbrook Homes can give you more home for your money.

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