How To Declutter and Organize Komono with the KonMari Method

This is the fifth post in my KonMari Method blog series. Be sure to read the introduction and about the first three decluttering categories, clothing, books, and papers, before moving on to today’s topic of komono!

Today, we’ll be discussing how to declutter and organize komono! This is the fourth decluttering category of the KonMari method. You might be wondering, “What in the world is komono?” Not to worry! I’ll be explaining what it is and how to deal with it in today’s post, so keep reading!

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How to Declutter and Organize Papers with the KonMari Method

This is the fourth post in my KonMari Method blog series. Be sure to read the introduction and about the first two decluttering categories, clothing and books, before moving on to today’s topic of papers!

It’s time to tackle paper clutter! This is the third decluttering category of the KonMari Method. I had been dreading this category from the start, but it ended up being easier than I thought! In today’s blog post, I’ll walk you through Marie Kondo’s method for decluttering paper, and I’ll also show you how I decluttered and organized my own stash of papers!

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How to Declutter and Organize Your Books With the KonMari Method

This is the third post in my KonMari Method blog series. Be sure to read the introduction and about the first decluttering category, clothing, before moving on to today’s topic of books!

Today, let’s discuss how to declutter and organize books! This is the second decluttering category of the KonMari Method. In this post, I’ll walk you through the process of decluttering books, which is notoriously difficult! But once you conquer your books, you’ll be able to conquer the rest of the clutter in your home with ease.

I’m also working through the KonMari Method as I write this series, so be sure to read to the end to see how my book decluttering went!

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How to Declutter and Organize Your Clothing With the KonMari Method

This is the second post in my KonMari Method blog series. If you missed the introduction, you can read it here!

In today’s blog post, I will be discussing the topic of clothing! This is the first decluttering category of the KonMari Method. After recapping a bit from my introductory post, I’ll walk you through the process of decluttering your wardrobe, explain how to organize your clothing properly, and give you some tips based on my own KonMari experiences.

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The KonMari Method: An Introduction And How To Get Started

Today’s post is the first in a new series that I’m starting on my blog, all about the KonMari Method! This is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a really long time because it’s a topic I’m really passionate about. I’ve found success in tidying up my own life by using the KonMari Method, so I’d like to pass on my personal tips and insights to help others get started in their tidying journey.

If you’d like to learn more about this unique tidying method and how it can help you, keep reading!

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Halloween Haul from Daiso Korea

Finally, the Halloween season is upon us! While Halloween is not quite as big a holiday in South Korea as it is in the United States, it is slowly becoming more known and more popular among the younger generation. Many children, especially those who attend private English academies (μ˜μ–΄ 학원), have had some exposure to the concept of Halloween, so it’s now quite easy to find seasonal decorations and food items at places like Daiso and Starbucks. I’m personally really impressed with the Halloween festivities put on at Everland and Lotte World, two of South Korea’s popular theme parks. I always try to make it a point to visit Everland at least once during their Halloween event period, but since that might not happen this year (pandemic), I wanted to bring the spirit of Halloween home! I already had a sizeable stash of Halloween decorations from my years of teaching English, but I decided to venture out to my nearest Daiso to see what they had in stock.

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Feeling Helpless – My “Tidying” Regression

A while back, I did a review of Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and wrote about my experience with using the Konmari method of tidying up. I often think about that short period of time where I felt fully satisfied with and proud of my space and the changes I’d made. I took the process very seriously and tried my best to internalize the many tidbits of advice and wisdom that Marie Kondo shared in her book. I felt like I made really important changes: I learned about how to let go of things easier and to cherish the items around me that truly “sparked joy.” I love to look at the before-and-after pictures of my bedroom and relive that time of total contentedness. It seems dramatic to believe that the simple act of tidying my bedroom is what could have caused me so much happiness, but it’s true. I felt accomplished, I felt organized, I felt in control, and free.

Since then, however, I have been living in a near-constant state of messiness, to varying degrees. It’s not what you might be thinking. I didn’t backslide (and according to Marie Kondo, she’s never had anyone backslide yet). I’ll explain.

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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: Review and My Konmari Experience

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A little while back, I wrote a post about how I tidied my bedroom and I was pretty pleased with myself. But after reading Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and using the Konmari method, I can say with complete confidence that I have never known what “tidy” was until now. This post will be part-book-review, part-personal-account of my experience.

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