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Marie "KonMari" Kondo  Creator of the KonMari Method and author of the best-sellers “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" and "Spark Joy"

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Even though @erinbarbotandco already had the songs of her CD collection on her computer and hardly used them any longer in her car, she still had a difficult time parting with them. However, she ultimately donated them to a senior center that could put the music selection to use. Now, she says, "the truth is, I have the music ... onward" 🎶 Have any of you donated your CDs? What were some of your creative solutions? #sparkjoy #konmarimethod #creative #solution #music #lifechangingmagicoftidyingup

What are the values we are instilling in our children? When we ask them to reflect on what they already have and to consider what "sparks joy," we are really asking them to pause and reflect on how consumerism makes it seem that what they already have will never be enough. The KMI team had the pleasure of speaking with author Scott Soneshein on his new book Stretch, which advocates for increased resourcefulness. For children, this means getting the most play out of what they have and associating play with items that aren't necessarily toys. When children become accustomed to making crossovers and stretching their resources, they grow more engaged with what they own and become more creative in their methods of problem solving. 📸 via @tidy_life who took the time to go through the #konmarimethod and transformed this child's room and perspective!
#stretch #problemsolving #creative #sparkjoy #lifechangingmagicoftidyingup #beforeandafter

Many of you requested a follow-up to Rob's story, the beginning of which was shared a couple of days ago. Here it is! Great job KonMari Consultant trainee @sunny.juan 👏🏼👟 His closet is tidy and his smile is contagious!
In case you missed Rob's story earlier: "My client Rob had way too many pairs of shoes scattered on the floor of his closet yet, he could hardly find a matching pair in the morning because they were everywhere. We gathered all of his shoes in one spot and did the 'Joy Check.' He was able to discard and donate many pairs and keep only the ones that spark joy. Rob told me it made his life so much easier. As a fitness trainer who offers his first classes at 5 am, he needs to wake up at 3 am while it's still dark. He didn't want to disturb his wife, so he needed to find his clothes and shoes in the dark, which wasn't easy at all. Now, after tidying, he can grab a pair from an organized shoe cabinet, a folded work shirt and pants stored vertically in the drawer and he is ready to go!"
#sparkjoy #tidy #beforeandafter #konmari #konmarimethod #tidy #sneakers #closet #beforeandafter

Using drawer dividers such as these can provide extra support for clothes folded the KonMari way, especially if clothes of different sizes and categories share the same space. But again, only purchase organizational tools after you've completely tidied! Otherwise you'll try to accommodate things that do not necessarily #sparkjoy . 😊@theorganisingtlatform #konmarimethod #lifechangingmagicoftidyingup #clothes

Technology changes so quickly that you may accumulate wires and hardware that you forget how to use! You might try to keep them out of a feeling of obligation or recalling what you had spent on them. Remember to ask yourself if they #spark #joy . Your storing and purchasing habits will change once you confront the #clutter ! Via @chrystabaker who helped her husband with his massive #technology collection in their basement and @pantalisko

Cherry blossom season has begun in Japan! 🌸#sparkjoy #cherryblossom

For me, I feel most creative when I'm tidy. I can focus on the materials directly before me and think more deeply about the connections between them. When I have books and materials from past projects mixed with what I'm working on right now, it becomes more difficult to realize what's relevant and important. Maybe there can be an argument made for more crossovers between different ideas but, for me, my ability to create comes from considering depth over breadth. | "Some days you want to spend all day out, some days you just wanna stay home and sort our your sewing kits" via @huvtsasburhan #sparkjoy #konmari #konmarimethod #creative #space #tidy #organized #sewing

Love this story! ❤️️ "My client Rob had way too many pairs of shoes scattered on the floor of his closet yet, he could hardly find a matching pair to wear in the morning because they were everywhere. We gathered all his shoes in one spot and did the 'Joy Check.' He was able to discard and donate many pairs and keep only the ones that spark joy. Rob told me it had made his life so much easier. As a fitness trainer who offers his first classes at 5 am, he needs to wake up at at 3 am in the morning while it's still dark. He didn't want to disturb his wife, so he needed to find his clothes and shoes in the dark, which wasn't easy at all. Now, after tidying, he can grab a pair from the organized shoe cabinet, a folded work shirt and pants stored vertically in the drawer and he is ready to go!" -KonMari Consultant @sunny.juan #sparkjoy #konmarimethod #sneakers #fitness #tidy #donate

"He who will not economize will have to agonize" - Confucius. Good luck to those in the process of tidying!
Submit 5 words you believe encapsulate the #konmarimethod on the page linked in the bio and enter for a chance to win a signed copy of #sparkjoy !
@catherinedigman @thisisyasmin @oppositeofdryless @_lifelyle_ @meltop72 #win #confucius #inspirationalquotes

Folding fitted sheets doesn't have to be so arduous! Just look at @hito_kinoshita! The trick is to flip over the bottom corners and tuck them into the top two, creating a streamlined rectangular plane to work with. Give it a go! 😊 #sparkjoy #organized #linens #tidy #lifechangingmagicoftidyingup

#KonMari Travel Edition!
Some Tips for Packing: •
•Consider what you will do on your trip and lay out appropriate clothing and items that you will need instead of just fling clothes directly into an empty suitcase. This can lead to overpacking!
•Think about the #versatility of clothing: what you realistically could re-purpose for different outfits. •Let your belongings service you, not the other way around! Some of my colleagues for instance insist on only using a carry-on no matter their length of stay because mobility is more important to them than paying extra or waiting on a carousel for checked-in baggage, or being responsible for simply more. Know yourself.
•Create a home for belongings. Whether it be through intentionally folding items to make them fit nicely in your suitcase or setting aside valuables like watches and cameras in special cases.
•Try setting aside ahead of time what you will need/use on the flight or while you're in transit. This way you don't need to rummage for those things later!
@organizarteomm @aaronjsilva @harphoff @lortonhorn
#sparkjoy #konmarimethod #travel #packing #tips

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