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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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    pollys wrote: »
    Hello

    Thank you for starting this thread. I'd never heard of this method for decluttering. I've browsed the net and just tackled my socks, bras, knickers and nightwear. Not sure if I've got the folding right but I now have an empty drawer and a carrier bag for the charity shop.

    I will start on my wardrobe at the weekend. I can see that this is going to take me quite awhile but hopefully a very worthwhile task.

    Thank you

    Polly

    I didn't discover it until days before Christmas and had to wait till 27 Dec for it to arrive!

    Well done with doing your 'smalls' already! It really gives you a boost when you see the space, and can pick out which knickers you want to wear today, rather than grabbing whatever is on top! :A

    If you only keep the things you really love to wear, and feel good in, it shouldn't be too hard. Any gaps in your wardrobe can be filled with new items that bring you joy. :j

    Wearing clothes that you love, everyday, really changes the way you present yourself, and your thinking. :)

    The basic aims of Kondo-ing, is to ensure that every item we own has a designated 'home' with its relatives...

    AND we put each thing we use, away in its home, straight after use! ;)

    This means that we never again have to trawl round our homes tidying, before we can clean it...

    SO cleaning is easier and much swifter.

    Peaceful home, peaceful life! :smileyhea
    Needs, NOT wants!
    No food waste since November 2010. :j
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  • iQueeniQueen Forumite
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    flipper_72 wrote: »
    I haven't read the book, but love the folding methods, I have just made a start on my children's underwear drawers, my son who is 5 helped roll his pants :) I can't get their socks to stay rolled though so need to get some shoe boxes to help them. I already store my bra's correctly so about to make a start on the rest of the underwear and then the rest....

    Well done on making a start and getting the little man konverted! For smaller items, plastic fruit packs are good, especially for children's undies or very flimsy adult ones and fine scarves. :A

    I think these smaller sub-categories give the instant result that continues to motivate.

    You might find the threads on Mumsnet particularly helpful. MK appears to be childless, so far, and isn't much help, if any, for toys. The posters on Mumsnet are full of great ideas for kondo-ing toys. :dance:
    Needs, NOT wants!
    No food waste since November 2010. :j
    No debts.
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    Last night I bit the bullet and went through my tailored work trousers, and ditched a few that I'm never going to wear. It's now a haven of sushi rolls....although why I need 6 pairs in various shades of grey is a mystery :o . I shall make sure they all get worn now.

    This is getting compulsive. I took a critical appraisal all of the bottles next to the stove gathering dust. 3 went straight in the bin, one in the fridge, and the raspberry vinegar that expired in 2011 went into the bathroom where I'll use it to shift limescale.
    iQueen wrote: »
    Well done with doing your 'smalls' already! It really gives you a boost when you see the space, and can pick out which knickers you want to wear today, rather than grabbing whatever is on top! :A
    Couldn't wait to finish work today to do some more tidying! Tackled my knicker drawer at 6pm and it looks amazing! You can see at a glance what's in front of you, mini sushi-bundles. A quick win but, hey.... It's also useful for planning washing, as I can see when I am running out of any one colour (black, white or nude) at a glance.

    I can't stop wanting to use things up and throw things away! And weirdly my time management has improved too, I no longer feel stressed out by stuff that builds up (that thing KonMarie said about tidying when stressed to introduce order definitely applied to me!).

    My home is turning into a haven of peace and tranquility! :) :T :)
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy :D...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...I love chaz-ing!
  • iQueeniQueen Forumite
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    VfM4meplse

    An ordered knicker drawer is just so, wonderful. Small pleasures! :j

    There are some Konverts that are so addicted, that they see work as an irritating interruption, and others who get withdrawal symptoms at work and have to kondo their desks, some even kondo the store cupboards - just to get a mid-day fix! :rotfl:
    Needs, NOT wants!
    No food waste since November 2010. :j
    No debts.
  • Wicked_LadyWicked_Lady Forumite
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    Well, today I have Kondo'd three drawers in my bedroom and now have neatly rolled nighties and a couple of bags of things for the charity shop tomorrow.


    Success!
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    jinnyjinny Forumite
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    edited 13 January 2015 at 5:26AM
    iQueen wrote: »
    VfM4meplse

    An ordered knicker drawer is just so, wonderful. Small pleasures! :j

    There are some Konverts that are so addicted, that they see work as an irritating interruption, and others who get withdrawal symptoms at work and have to kondo their desks, some even kondo the store cupboards - just to get a mid-day fix! :rotfl:

    KONVERTS! Another great kondo word
    I think this book has hypnotised me
    I'm obsessed or been taken over by some cult
    No other declutter book has had me up at this hour
    planning my next cull :j
    Well done wicked lady and V
    I couldn't sleep saw your posts and got up to
    Kondo my knicker draw now all is well
    Gone are all the elderly ones with shot elastic syndrome:rotfl:
    and found myself
    thanking them for long service...help me!
    ”Pour yourself a drink, (tea for me now)
    Put on some lipstick
    and pull yourself together”
    - Elizabeth Taylor
  • giengien Forumite
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    Ooohh, I am over excited at their being a KonMarie thread here. I got th ebook before christmas and have read it through once. I'm going to read again and then that will be the start date of me putting my house in order for one and for all. I'm fed up, not just of the clutter but of the amount of stuff we won - it's ridiculous!
    Trying to keep in budget.

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  • jinnyjinny Forumite
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    gien wrote: »
    Ooohh, I am over excited at their being a KonMarie thread here. I got th ebook before christmas and have read it through once. I'm going to read again and then that will be the start date of me putting my house in order for one and for all. I'm fed up, not just of the clutter but of the amount of stuff we won - it's ridiculous!

    Welcome gien
    Well I've gone down like a bag of **** today
    Done too much methinks after my heavy cold last week
    My thyroid level is below as well according to blood test
    Ah well can have a nana nap when I like as retired
    What's keeping me going is the promise I won't have to keep doing this after the extreme decluttering is finished
    Place will be so much easier to manage.
    ”Pour yourself a drink, (tea for me now)
    Put on some lipstick
    and pull yourself together”
    - Elizabeth Taylor
  • MummyRivettMummyRivett Forumite
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    OK - On your recommendation, I threw Kontion to wind and purchased the book on my kindle, I started reading it on the commute home and I have to say I love the way she writes. I've finished the first chapter, it has really got me motivated that I've Kongoed the my office at work and have found that I have actually found it has made me productive.
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  • Right all you lovely people. We need proper links please to videos that actually show quickly and easily how to fold pants and socks etc please!!
    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
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