If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo by now, you may be living under a rock. Marie is a professional organizer who has written a book called “The Life Changing Method of Tidying Up” and also stars in her own Netflix show titled “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.”

Marie Kondo’s tidying philosophy stems from the idea of joy. If you’ve been considering decluttering your apartment, consider taking a page out of Marie’s book. Lessons to focus on include:

• If it brings you joy, keep it. If it doesn’t, get rid of it.
• Organize belongings in categories, not by room. (Ie. Go through clothing, books, sentimental items, etc.)
• Respect your belongings – if your clothes had feelings, would they want to be squashed in the back of a closet?
• Don’t get nostalgic when you go through old belongings. Put your blinders on and focus on the category at hand.
• Don’t listen to music or get distracted with a phone call. Take a category (ie: clothes) and place it into a pile. Purge the items that don’t speak to the heart.
• Marie recommends vertically folding clothing into dressers after you’ve discarded your rejects.
• Fall in love with your closet. Wear clothes that you’re excited about and feel great in.

Marie’s approach is supposed to encourage mindfulness and introspective thinking. The next time you have the urge to purge, consider the KonMari Method of doing things.

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