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"Does it spark joy?": What is the konmari method?

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Maybe if you're in twitter or just a random social media user, you'll surely have encountered the word "kondoing" or "kondo" perhaps. According to urbandictionary.com, kondo is a term used as a verb that refers to purging things in your life if they do not spark joy in you. The term was named after the famous Japanese cleaning organizer Marie Kondo that changed the lives of many with her revolutionary idea of cleaning up.

Have you been on Netflix? Then probably you have seen this famous reality show "The Magic of tidying up" hosted by Marie Kondo. With her book 'Spark Joy' and her Netflix show, the magic phrase “Does it spark joy?” became a cultural phenomenon... so what does it mean?

Closet Organization: How KonMari method works

The KonMari Method

Marie Kondo, the Japanese cleaning consultant and famous reality show host of "The Magic of Tidying Up" is also known by the name KonMari. The KonMari method is the technique that refers to Marie Kondo's own style. This is a minimalist approach of tackling your stuff category-by-category. With this minimalist approach, only those stuffs that you use and you think has a value for you will be saved which is the goal of KonMari method — "to have a house full of items that spark joy."

Marie Kondo

The KonMari Method has six basic rules:

RULE 01

Commit yourself to tidying up.

RULE 02

Imagine your ideal lifestyle.

RULE 03

Finish discarding first.

RULE 04

Tidy by category, not by location.

RULE 05

Follow the right order.

RULE 06

Ask yourself if it sparks joy.

As the KonMari method suggests, you should organize in order category-by-category that mainly consists of the following:

Clothes

Books

Papers

Mementos (sentimental items)

is this for me?

Kondoing is a minimalistic approach to life. I bet, just like most people, we tend to disorganize most of our things (a practice applicable to myself). With the hustle and bustle of life, we manage our priorities or even our own schedules differently, keeping away a time to fully redeem a satisfactory house life. As the KonMari method helps us choose what's important, may it be a reminder to make ourselves choose the things that matters. The minimalistic approach would certainly aid in letting us learn the power of "organizing" by which can be a great tool to improve both the physical and mental state of our lives.

Is this for you? Definitely!

Marie Kondo's way of cleaning can be done in any time, no matter how busy you are. Honestly, it's a conversation with your own self; knowing what to let go and what's not. If we find whatever the purpose why we do such thing, the process will come easy. In no time, you'll find yourself applying it as part of your routine.

the bottom line

Cleaning-up is a life-long process (really we should do it, literally). And tidying-up is something that we can start to ultimately make ourselves into it. Just like what Marie Kondo says, I hope that you'll find joy through this.

If you wanted to make some changes this year then might as well try by organizing today. Thus, it can help us form a new found hobby that would certainly can help in making our lives better. With Marie Kondo's practice of making life organized, in its own way, may it start to help you in achieving your ultimate goal in life — happiness.

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Very informative! I'm a fan of tidying up coz I can't really work with a mess around me. I have heard about this method before. I even tried it and still doing it and this is really helping me a lot. I'm so lazy but I hate to see my things that are not organized sooo hahaha

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1 month ago

very oc like me, kambal talaga kitaaaa... I hope that we can apply it to our lives, let's organize more and more things yay!!!

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1 month ago

hala true bhie hahaha tinatanong ko na nga si mama kung ampon niya bako o baka naman siya nawawalan ng anak kaloka bhie hahahaha pero ayon, hige at patuloy lang tayong magorganize hano bhie hahaha

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1 month ago

true!!! lika na't mag-organize

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1 month ago

bhie sa lahat ng oc tayo tamad hahaha

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1 month ago

true bhie di ko rin alam bakit, baka genetic ahahaha charot kakainis magbabagong buhay na nga ako eh :<

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1 month ago

ge bhie push! cheer kita bhie. pasabay na din sa pagbabagong buhay hahaha

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