A Beginner's Guide to the Art of Tidying Up

By now, many of you have seen Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, “Tidying Up!” And you’re inspired to start this whole tidying thing. I don’t blame you! She’s an inspirational lady. After all, she’s why I started this blog.

So if you’re new to Marie Kondo’s method, this article will guide you to some resources and other posts within this website to help you get going.

Prepping for Tidying

Most of us won’t do this. You probably have a giant pile of clothes you’re sorting through, and that’s okay. But, take some time to think about the home you want.

What’s your ideal home?

Make a Pinterest board. Stalk the internet for homes that strike your fancy and pin them. Step back and see what kind of home you’re after.

Also, answer these 3 questions:

  • I want my home to look _____________________.

  • I want my home to feel ______________________.

  • If my home was how I wanted it, I would spend more time _______________________.

What brings you joy?

If you’ve watched her show or read her book, you’re going to hear a phrase with the words Spark and Joy a lot. I have a few tips about getting into the JoySpark if you’re having trouble:

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