If you have been watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, you are probably quite familiar with the KonMari Method.
This method focuses on discarding items that don’t bring you joy and organizing the things that do.
The KonMari Method for Komono centers around going through the miscellaneous areas and items within your home. However, this isn’t the first place to start.
THE KONMARI METHOD ORDER
When it comes to the KonMari Method, the order in which you tackle tasks holds some meaning. It is suggested that tasks be taken care of in the following order:
The KonMari Method – Komono
The KonMari Method – Sentimental Items
HOW TO DECLUTTER MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS USING THE KONMARI METHOD
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Komono is the focus on the miscellaneous areas and items in your home. These areas and items include the following:
DVDs and CDS
Valuables (credit cards, passports etc.)
Electrical appliances and equipment (electric cords, digital cameras, etc.)
Household supplies (expendable items like detergents, medicines, tissues etc.)
Household equipment (writing and stationery materials, sewing and knitting items, etc.)
Food or kitchen supplies (kitchen pantry, countertops, etc.)
ORGANIZING YOUR KOMONO ITEMS
STEP 1 – GATHER ITEMS
Choose a Komono category to get started with and gather all the items from that category.
Place them in a pile.
Stick to one category at a time, making sure to grab everything that fits into that category from every space or room in your home, including your garage.
STEP 2 – SORT ITEMS
Once you have gathered your Komono items, pick them up and truly hold them in your hands.
- Do they spark joy?
- Do you need these items?
- When was the last time you used them?
Asking yourself these questions is important.
If an item doesn’t spark joy, thank it for its service and place it in the discard pile.
If it does bring you joy or is something you use frequently put it aside for storage later.
STEP 3 – DISCARD ITEMS
As soon as the pile has been sorted, it is time to discard the items that no longer bring you joy.
Recycle the things that can be recycled, donate or throw out the rest.
STEP 4 – STORING ITEMS
The items that you are choosing to keep, should be stored upright and in an easily accessible manner.
Never stack things on top of each other.
When storing your Komono items, things like baskets and hooks work well to optimize your storage space.
STEP 5 – REPEAT
Repeat this process with each Komono category.
This will be a time-consuming process, but it’s well worth it.
By the time you are finished decluttering your Komono items, your house will be feeling lighter, you will be able to find things easier and you will have greatly reduced the clutter.
Organizing your Komono items isn’t going to be easy.
This is one of the more difficult and time-consuming parts of the KonMari Method, but it is necessary in order to fully appreciate your home and all it has done for you.
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More in-depth blog posts on the individual KonMari Method categories to come!
You can find all of Marie Kondo’s books on Amazon:
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Spark Joy: A Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story
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