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Decluttering Learnt From Lockdown

By Tom Windsor
Published in Waste Management
July 08, 2021
3 min read
Decluttering Learnt From Lockdown

Tricks to help you make the tough decisions

No doubt you have seen the show, perhaps even read the book and followed her simple rules to declutter your home. This is now a phenomenon that’s been taking us by storm and there seems to be hardly anyone who hasn’t jumped on this bandwagon. A lot of people have asked about the same questions wondering if this way of organizing a space could help their business as well. If you have an online store or at any point in time while growing your hand made business have felt confused, overwhelmed or lost about what direction your next move should be, then this article is for you.The Japanese tidying consultant has been spreading the word about her house-organizing method called KonMari for years, and books like “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up” and “Spark Joy,” have helped her take the no-nonsense approach to tidying to the world. How does Marie Kondo’s tidying method go about helping you declutter artfully? It starts with a question: If it doesn’t spark joy, out it goes. Therefore, in an ideal world, that means all the things you keep should spark some level of joy.She’s the woman who’s recently swept over the nation in a wave of tidying and de-cluttering mania (that was pretty much created by her, by the way), and is responsible for all of us realising how ridiculous we were keeping stuff in our homes without even thinking about it and thus sparking a mass decluttering period which has left many of us in more mess than ever before.Konmari’s name has even become a ‘Verbing’, with everything from socks to underwear getting a Konmari-ing (see what I did there?) — that is, to be crammed into some kind of tidiness. There are already countless parodies and memes of Marie Kondo, but we can’t blame anyone because the book and its content are so appealing—even for those who had not planned to read it.Ever since she cracked our collective knuckles with the hardcover version of her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, there has been nary a living room, closet, or bedroom in America that isnt up in arms about how to best purge their belongings.

Getting rid of things the right way

I think I speak for us all when I say that decluttering is hard . The whole process is full of doubt and fear, and you never know if youre doing things the right way. As someone who has spent a lot of time researching and trying to do everything right, I can tell you that it is completely possible to declutter your life with minimal hassle.If youre like me, clutter builds over time. Its easy to get in the habit of leaving items out and then having them spread into multiple rooms, only to cause issues later. Sure, it makes things easier in the short-term, but in the long-term youre slowing yourself down from being able to use those things again on a regular basis.One of the main reasons people have a hard time decluttering is because they need to get rid of everything. Its not uncommon when getting rid of things to feel like you’re losing your identity with those items (I know I did when I was younger). The question is, how can we get rid of things without feeling utterly pathetic?. I wrote this article to provide you with some tips on how you can get rid of that clutter in your life. No matter if youre decluttering your workspace, your car or your life in general. This article will guide you through the process and give you some tips on how to do things the right way.I have a confession… I don’t love cleaning my house. I spend most of my time working on other projects. This means we could probably use a little extra help. That’s why I’ve compiled this list of 5 Best tools / apps for organizing your home and getting rid of things the right way.However, actually putting these good intentions into practice can be difficult. In fact, it can be rather challenging to make that leap from doing an inventory of your belongings and then suddenly having the desire (not to mention the time) to get rid of them.


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