Have you heard of Marie Kondo? Perhaps you’ve seen her series on Netflix that has captivated individuals across the world on how they can “tidy up” their lives. Marie Kondo, a Japanese consultant and organizer, has changed the lives of many who allow junk to weigh them down. This is how you can utilize her method and get rid of junk today.
Kondo advocates a specific method for getting rid of junk in your life. If you’re feeling burdened and anxious by the amount of stuff that you have, this could also be an incredibly soothing exercise. Follow the process according to the steps laid out below and remember to ask the essential question: “Does this item spark joy?”
Start with your clothes. Lay them all out in the middle of your bed or an empty area where you can see all that you have. It’s easy to forget what you already own when you hide it away in a closet or drawers. As a result, individuals often end up repurchasing items that are the same or very similar to what they already own. Lay everything out, hold each item, and ask yourself, “Does this item spark joy for me?” If it doesn’t, thank the item, and decide to donate it or put it in your “junk” pile.
Books are rarely junk unless they’re falling apart. Still, it’s worthwhile to go through them once and a while and ask yourself if you really need a book. Can someone else use it more than you can? Has it served you well? If it no longer sparks joy for you, thank it, and put it in your donation pile.
Papers add to clutter and anxiety in every household. Bring all your papers where you can see them and go through your documents one by one. Decide what you should keep for filing and what you can shred or recycle. Selecting a junk hauling service that recycles like Project Scraps is essential to ensure that you’re doing your part for the environment while ridding your home of items that no longer spark joy.
Komono is just a term that refers to all of your miscellaneous items. During this time in the process, go through all of your kitchen, bathroom, and garage items. Go through anything that doesn’t fit into any of the other category on this list. Bring out everything into view. Sort it into categories, decide what you need, decide what sparks joy, and get rid of anything else.
Kondo always recommends doing sentimental items last because they heighten your sense of joy and can be distracting during the process. While keeping cherished items are of course part of the process, there are probably some that no longer spark joy for you in the same way that they did. Thank them and let them go.
At the end of this process, you’ll end up with quite the pile of items that you’ll need to be removed from your space. Let Project Scraps help! Removing junk is essentially to allowing proper functioning in your home and keep your life anxiety free. Don’t wait—start this process today and let us know what we can do.