In Japan, tidying is a powerful tool, but it is not the destination. The true goal of tidying is to clear away clutter so you can live the life you want. This philosophy sparked joy with an international audience of Netflix watchers in 2019, when Sparking Joy With Marie Kondo started airing on the streaming platform. The KonMari philosophy touched so many people around the world, especially in the Philippines, which is why we wanted to offer you a deeper understanding of how KonMari can influence different aspects of your life, which you might not have expected. Here are a few lessons from certified KonMari consultant, Lexi Schulze, that you can incorporate into your daily life: Fine tune your “Joy Checking” ability to the space you have Available space is a very important consideration when choosing which items to keep. “Simply put, you only choose to keep things that spark joy in your life. When you learn to let go of things that no longer serve their purpose, you make room for the things that do matter. Imagine being surrounded by only the things that make you happy. Your life instantly changes for the better,” shares Lexi. See decluttering in a different light Trying to see the declutter process as a “self-assessment tool or healing modality always makes it more fun and meaningful. Not only do you get to identify which items have served their purpose and no longer serve the current you, but you get to bid them farewell with so much gratitude. Gratitude is always a form of self-healing,” shares Lexi.
Go back to the basics When you’re done tidying up, “the secret to success is going back to the basics of discarding and storing,” says Lexi. This is a habit you can build so that there won’t be any reason for you to fall back into your cluttering ways. Helpful tools everyone can use Apart from conventional storage areas like drawers and cabinets, Lexi swears by one underrated tool you probably just have lying around–boxes! “Gadget boxes, gift boxes…and the rockstar of all is the humble shoebox,” shares Lexi. Even Marie Kondo gives it an above average rating on five criteria: size, material, durability, ease of use, and attractiveness. These are only a few tips Lexi can share with you. To see how she embodies the KonMari philosophy, take a few moments to watch her virtual class in KonMari basics in the video below, which was shot in the Japanese-inspired condominium property, The Seasons Residences.
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