Keeping things tidy

At The Kitchen Center, we’re all about designing custom storage solutions that help make organization a little bit easier for you, in every room of the house. So, we also like to provide you with tips and tricks to boost your organization skills and keep your house clutter-free. And one organization expert took the world by storm a few years ago through various books and her Netflix special, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.

So, what is the Marie Kondo method of tidying up and how can it help you? Read on to find out…

The KonMari Method

The simple principle behind Marie Kondo’s method for tidying, decluttering, and organizing is that everything you own should spark joy in some way. Always keeping this in mind will help to reduce the number of possessions you own (meaning less clutter), but also ensure that you keep the things that mean the most to you or that you get the most use out of.

Let’s say you’re sorting through your closet because you need to get rid of some clothes, making space for new clothes or simply creating more space in your closet. You could pick each item of clothing up one at a time and decide whether or not that item sparks joy. If it does, keep it. If not, get rid of it (sell, donate, or throw out).

Keeping things tidy

The KonMari Method could be great for getting rid of things when you have one of those massive clearouts every now and again, once things start to pile up and start to become overwhelming. However, that’s not what Marie Kondo intends with her teachings. She encourages people to tidy up regularly and using her technique to prevent clutter from building up.

So, when you’re putting things away at the end of the day or after a busy week, anything that doesn’t spark joy can go straight away, rather than putting it away to accumulate dust. Getting in the mindset of tidying little and often is much more manageable and can help to manage stress and anxiety, and maintain your focus. This can apply to your office or your desk as well as your home.

Functional storage

Tidying for Marie Kondo doesn’t just mean shoving everything in a drawer or closet so that it’s no longer in your line of sight. Your closet and other storage spaces should be functional and easy to navigate. Opening your closet should spark joy, too, and you should be able to easily find what you’re looking for. So, make sure you have a closet system that suits your needs.

If you need a new, custom closet system or other storage solutions for your home around Winston Salem, NC, then contact The Kitchen Center for our expert design and installation services.