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    • greent
    • By greent 30th Dec 15, 12:31 PM
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    KonMari 2016 - The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
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    • 30th Dec 15, 12:31 PM
    KonMari 2016 - The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up 30th Dec 15 at 12:31 PM
    Link to 2015: thread: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5146700


    'The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up' by Marie Kondo is a home organisation/ decluttering book like no other. Instead of looking for things to discard, Marie Kondo says we should instead look for things we wish to keep - using the 'does it spark joy?' method. Ultimately this means that everything in our homes should spark joy for us You might not think that everyday and seemingly mundane items can't spark joy - but you need to think around it a little. So whilst an iron may not spark joy, wearing ironed clothes may. A cheese grater may not spark joy, but your child may really like grated cheese in their wraps - which brings joy.


    Marie Kondo also says that this should be done quickly and properly. This may take six months to achieve, but tidying properly should mean doing it just once. This is against the often-seen decluttering advice of doing 15 minutes a day, or a drawer/ shelf a day.


    MK suggests an order as to what to sort through first and subsequently. This is important - she starts with items which many people do not have an emotional attachment to (clothes) and builds up to sentimental items (photos) so that a person's joy-meter can be developed along the way.


    Many MSE-ers have been following the KM method (kondo-ing) successfully. It fits into the MSE ethos by changing your mindse - you will no longer want to shop mindlessly for something 'just because' or 'it'll do' - you will want to buy only joyful items, thereby often saving ££ on random, impulse purchases.
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    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 25th Jun 17, 9:20 AM
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    Oh wort, I'm so sorry to hear this. Good to hear that your family are rallying around. I shall be thinking of you
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    • PollyWollyDoodle
    • By PollyWollyDoodle 25th Jun 17, 10:05 AM
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    Wort, so sorry - it's all happened so quickly. Give yourself time, I hope you get the support you need from family and friends.
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    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 25th Jun 17, 11:55 AM
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    Thank you picklepot and karmacat , unfortunately hubby passed away on Tuesday , it's been such a shock , and I still can't believe it's happened. I'm getting support from my lovely family but I do appreciate your concern. Live your life to the fullest and let your family know how much you love them .xx
    Originally posted by wort
    So sorry to read that. ((Hugs)) to you.xx
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    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 25th Jun 17, 12:25 PM
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    Thank you picklepot and karmacat , unfortunately hubby passed away on Tuesday , it's been such a shock , and I still can't believe it's happened. I'm getting support from my lovely family but I do appreciate your concern. Live your life to the fullest and let your family know how much you love them .xx
    Originally posted by wort
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    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 25th Jun 17, 1:29 PM
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    So sorry to hear the sad news Wort, thinking of you.
    • SpikyHedgehog
    • By SpikyHedgehog 25th Jun 17, 1:38 PM
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    Thank you picklepot and karmacat , unfortunately hubby passed away on Tuesday , it's been such a shock , and I still can't believe it's happened. I'm getting support from my lovely family but I do appreciate your concern. Live your life to the fullest and let your family know how much you love them .xx
    Originally posted by wort
    I'm so sorry, wort. Please do take care of yourself and let your lovely family look after you.
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    • GreyQueen
    • By GreyQueen 25th Jun 17, 7:22 PM
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    (((((((wort))))))). So sorry to hear of your loss. Take care of yourself, hun.
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