There are five main steps in the Konmari cleaning method. Probably the largest is the Marie Kondo house tidying up phase they refer to as Komono. Komono includes everything not included in one of the other steps.
Konmari Cleaning Method
There are five steps in the KonMari cleaning method, if you are just finding this article start with step 1. The Marie Kondo cleaning really should be done in order to get maximum results.
Marie Kondo House Cleaning Tips
Throughout the show Tidying Up on Netflix we gets lots of little tips on how to clean more efficiently. Here are a few of my favorites.
- Store Seasonal items in storage bins
- Put Seasonal items for maintenance of your property together. For example, your summer stuff such as lawnmower and hedge trimmers should be stored together. While your snow shovel and salt pails in a different area.
- Get rid of duplicate items. Such as appliances, tools, etc.
- Find ways to organize your items, so they are easy to find. This often means finding alternative solutions so you can see everything you have. We tend to store everything in a big bin and then you don’t remember what is in the container.
One of the biggest lessons you will learn if you follow the Marie Kondo house cleaning method is gratitude. Every show starts with Marie Kondo blessing and thanking the home she’s about to be part of. Even as you clean up and discard things, she asks homeowners to express thankfulness for that item.
Being thankful for what an item has done for you lets you let go of that item with less guilt. Even if you never got to use something, you should be grateful you had that item to show you that your interests were somewhere else. This is a great life lesson for everyone to use.