I have recently documented in my spring Hygge post and on my YT channel that I have started following the KonMari method of tidying our home. I had seen a few videos a while back that had touched upon her methods, but I wasn’t ready for what is quite simply a revelation in our home. I’m already half way through sorting the home out and already I can see it’s a journey that you go through. I know it sounds cheesy, but it has revolutionised the way I do things.
First off the reason why I chose to give this a go, was simply because I was sick each week of spending hours and hours doing housework. I would tidy from room to room before I could even get stuck into the cleaning. I know we’re a family of 6 and we’ve had a huge sort through when we moved, but this just didn’t feel right to me. I shouldn’t have to face such lengthy tasks in my weekly routine. I also felt like the flow of the home wasn’t working in terms of school routines, knowing where everything in the house has a set place. To me there was more that can be disposed of or re-organised better.
I have taken some basics from the book and adapted them into my decluttering so far and there has been times that I have thought twice about doing it in the ways she said, but on the whole I have stuck to the method and I’m seeing great organising results in the house, plus dozens of bags for recycling, charity and eBay.
So far into this process I have learnt several things that I would love to share with you.
I will give a final update on here on how I have got on, when the whole house has been transformed. I’m also documenting our decluttering in more detail on our YouTube channel so if you’re interested in how we’ve got with this method then please do head over and keep up to date with my decluttering series.