This month, we are focused on our home goals for 2023. Our book of the month for April is "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo. This best-selling book provides practical advice for decluttering and organizing your home. With its easy-to-follow tips and inspiring stories, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to create a more organized and peaceful home.
5 takeaways from "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo:
- Discard items that do not spark joy: One of the main principles of the KonMari method is to only keep items that bring you joy. By discarding things that no longer serve a purpose or do not bring you happiness, you can create a more peaceful and joyful living space.
- Tidy by category, not by location: Instead of tidying room by room, Marie Kondo recommends tidying by category (e.g. clothing, books, sentimental items) so that you can see all of the items in that category at once and make more intentional decisions about what to keep.
- Thank items for their service: Marie Kondo encourages thanking items you are discarding for their service before letting them go. This helps to show gratitude for the role they played in your life and can make it easier to let go of things you no longer need.
- Folding clothes properly: Marie Kondo has a specific method for folding clothes that not only saves space but also keeps clothes from becoming wrinkled or damaged. By folding clothes into small rectangles and standing them upright in drawers, you can see all of your clothes at once and easily select what you want to wear.
- Simplify your life: By decluttering and organizing your living space, you can simplify your life and reduce the stress and mental clutter that comes with having too many possessions. This can also help you become more mindful of the things you bring into your life and make more intentional decisions about what to keep.
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