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The KonMarie method

edited 9 February 2016 at 12:33PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • iQueeniQueen Forumite
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    I got my book the day after Boxing Day and devoured it! I'm also following another website which has nearly 5k of posts. (Watch out for chazzers/CRs refusing to accept stuff! :eek:)

    After trying to de-clutter my seriously cluttered home for years, kondoing is definitely the answer. By dealing with each category/sub-category individally, we can see everything together, which makes decisions easier. Also, by starting with the easier categories, our mindset changes, and very soon we are making instant decisions on what needs to go - without any regrets. So, the later categories, with more emotional attachments, are not as traumatic as we feared.

    Kondoing also de-clutters our heads.

    Tidying is a thing of the past, along with clutter. :T

    We stop buying non-essentials, leaving more money for building memories through joyful experiences.

    We feel good about ourselves because we look good, wearing only clothes that bring us joy. :A

    Housework is a breeze, when the clutter is gone, and everything we own has a permanent home. :j

    Our homes are calmer, and happier.

    The two things from MK's book that I bear in mind are:

    DON'T go out and buy storage solutions - we already have (more than) enough, and shoe-boxes are the most useful!:dance:

    Get your home in order and your life will improve. :smileyhea

    Oh, and also from the book... has anyone kondoed their DP yet! :rotfl:
    Needs, NOT wants!
    No food waste since November 2010. :j
    No debts.
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    jinnyjinny Forumite
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    edited 12 January 2015 at 4:50PM
    What's the website Iqueen
    And what's a DP?
    Love your phrase Kondoing!
    ”Pour yourself a drink, (tea for me now)
    Put on some lipstick
    and pull yourself together”
    - Elizabeth Taylor
  • iQueeniQueen Forumite
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    Much as I hate to make MK richer, the book is well worth buying - you will probably recoup the cost in the first week's shopping bill, because you will be less inclined to impulse buy! :money:

    Kondo the fridge and freezer by storing items on their sides, to see at a glance, and use space more efficiently

    I fold socks. Smooth out, lay one o top of the other. Fold the foot up the leg, and fold in half to file in a drawer. If you prefer the sushi/Swiss Roll style, do the foot fold, then roll from that fold, and store on the roll-end. A plastic take-away box acts as a good container, or a fruit punnet, depnding on the number of socks.

    Most of my socks are my own hand-knitted ones, and I cannot bear they way 'potato balls' stretch the tops! ;)
    Needs, NOT wants!
    No food waste since November 2010. :j
    No debts.
  • Sounds as if you have it sussed iqueen. But tell me this and tell me no more... can you kondo your eating habits? Because I eat what brings me joy!! Then have to work it off, which doesn't.
    Father Ted: Now concentrate this time, Dougal. These
    (he points to some plastic cows on the table) are very small; those (pointing at some cows out of the window) are far away...
    :D:D:D
  • iQueeniQueen Forumite
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    jinny wrote: »
    What's the website Iqueen
    And what's a DP?
    Love your phrase Kondoing!

    Mumsnet. They are filling a thread (1k posts!) every 2 weeks! The enthusiasm is palpable and really motivating. Some posters started in September and have more or less finished - and their homes are STILL tidy! (With young children and a job! :shocked:)

    A DP is a Dear Partner. In the book one grateful reader has admitted kondoing her husband! It changes your perspective on life, so in rare cases, that might be what brings some people joy! ;)

    Thread 1

    Thread 2

    Thread 3

    Thread 4

    Thread 5 (current)

    Took ages to find them all, sorry. Hope I got them all correctly.

    I read through the first 3 before I joined and it really is useful to do that, because there are some amazing tips in the posts which MK doesn't have.

    There are newbies joining all the time. Really inspiring, especially for people like me, who rightly should be on Gransnet, but I find the vitality on Mnet really motivating.

    Join The Cult... become a Konvert! :rotfl:
    Needs, NOT wants!
    No food waste since November 2010. :j
    No debts.
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    jinnyjinny Forumite
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    edited 12 January 2015 at 5:33PM
    Thank you Iqueen
    I kondoed my ex hubbie 29 years ago (Didn't bring me joy sadly)and
    Haven't cluttered up my home with a replacement
    A man In your life but not in your home is my mantra lol
    I'm more a gransnet as well but do go on mums net
    Great site thanks again.
    ”Pour yourself a drink, (tea for me now)
    Put on some lipstick
    and pull yourself together”
    - Elizabeth Taylor
  • iQueeniQueen Forumite
    810 posts
    rosie383 wrote: »
    Sounds as if you have it sussed iqueen. But tell me this and tell me no more... can you kondo your eating habits? Because I eat what brings me joy!! Then have to work it off, which doesn't.

    I kondoed my eating 8 years ago!:T

    Luckily, protein and fat (meat, fish, cheese, milk, dripping, bacon, double cream, butter, eggs, + fruit and veg) bring me real joy! BTW, my collesterol is shockingly LOW!

    Oh and I cook from scratch - no manufactured [STRIKE]carp[/STRIKE] pseudo-food!
    Needs, NOT wants!
    No food waste since November 2010. :j
    No debts.
  • iQueeniQueen Forumite
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    jinny wrote: »
    Thank you Iqueen
    I kondoed my ex hubbie 29 years ago and
    Haven't cluttered up my home with a replacement
    A man In your life but not in your home is my mantra lol
    I'm more a gransnet as well but do go on mums net
    Great site thanks again.

    I've kondoed two husbands and not replaced them! :T

    And you have stolen my mantra! I've never heard anyone else use it. (I stole it anyway!) Very true though. I like the idea of semi-detached houses!

    Age-wise I'm definitely Gransnet and did venture onto their Kondo thread, but it was only a little less bleak than a hoarders site that I used to read. Perhaps we get more pessimistic as we age? :(
    Needs, NOT wants!
    No food waste since November 2010. :j
    No debts.
  • jinnyjinny Forumite
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    Ha ha a lass after my own heart
    A car, willing to do some diy and take you out for your tea now and then
    Is all I require in gentlemen callers lol

    I'm sure I pinched that saying from Lisa Minnelli or Joan Collins can't recall
    And they've decluttered a few ex husbands

    My grannie used to say
    At first you sink into their arms
    Then your arms are into their sink! lol
    She was happily married for years I hasten to add
    ”Pour yourself a drink, (tea for me now)
    Put on some lipstick
    and pull yourself together”
    - Elizabeth Taylor
  • iQueeniQueen Forumite
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    Just read this thread again and had another thought.

    Some of MK's ideas do seem wacky, but surprisingly, they work for a lot of people.

    The idea of thanking objects that are going to the charity shop or bin, for example. I have experienced that twice myself.

    My youngest daughter left a pair of tatty pink slippers here on her last visit and I finally chucked them in the bin. I retrieved them because I suddenly thought 'she might have left them, unconsciously or deliberately, to 'mark' this as her home. :( When I next spoke to her, I asked her about them and she told me to bin them! I let them go without another thought.

    Recently, my own fluffy pink slippers (that she bought me) gave up the ghost - they were literally falling to bits! I thanked them for bringing me so much pleasure and love and happily dropped them in the bin!

    Oddly, this has 'given me permission' to let other things, that tug the heartstrings, go, too. :)
    Needs, NOT wants!
    No food waste since November 2010. :j
    No debts.
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