I’m a super organization freak. When I discovered Marie Kondo’s book, I was so happy! Finally, people can now appreciate how important it is to have a clean and organised home. It is critical and directly connected with our mood and the energy of our house. What’s more cool? Netflix has created a show revolving around the KonMari method with Marie Kondo – Tidying Up with Marie Kondo – helping out select families in their home organization journey! Super awesome! 😍
What’s even more cool? Netflix launched the show during the New Year! Perfect timing! It’s such a joy to see friends posting how they are inspired and have taken a step forward in organising their home. It’s a great way to start 2019!
In Netflix’s official page for Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, it describes the show with this:
In a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidyingexpert Marie Kondo helps clients clear out the clutter — and choose joy.
It’s good to see how the KonMari method was fully embraced by the families featured on the show. The method is not new to me since I’ve read the book but seeing it on television is quite inspiring. It makes it easy for us viewers to adapt the KonMari method.
Here are the things that I liked after finishing Season 1 of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo:
- Marie Kondo introducing herself to the home before going to work.
- I really love this ritual as I myself have failed to greet my house for being a great home. It’s one of the things that we always tend to take for granted – our home. It’s good to greet and appreciate our home for being a good sanctuary and a place to relax and enjoy.
- the KonMari Method itself specifically tackling 5 major categories in order:
- Komono (Miscellaneous Stuff)
- Putting everything in a big pile
- It’s good to see at one glance how much stuff we have in a certain category. It’s especially evident if you have companions at home who has a big size difference with your pile. Seeing that pile will give you an idea what you needed to do. It’s a good reality check.
- Hold each item and feel if they spark joy for you
- Marie Kondo was so cute when she was showing the family members how she feels if an items sparks joy for her. I don’t think I would have that kind of physical reaction but I understood what she was trying to explain.
- Organise items by putting them inside boxes
- I do have items neatly organised in drawers. Watching the show gave me an idea to put them in boxes to make it look better. I’ll do a series of posts about home organization. I’m excited to do it!
- Do not put stuff in plastic bags
- I used to do this –> putting Christmas decorations in clear garbage bags. Marie Kondo is right. It doesn’t look good at all. We should put those items in clear boxes instead.
Honestly, in all of the episodes, Marie Kondo has been sharing the same technique and tips over and over. So the takeaway here is that having a neat organised home will really improve our way of life. When we go home and see your house so nice, we feel relaxed and it’ll spark joy in us 😃
My rating for Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️ (4 out of 5 stars).