Marie Kondo Is Tidying Up The Nation

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Marie Kondo Is Tidying Up The Nation

Clothing folded according to the KonMari method, made popular through Kondo's Netlfix show.

Clothing folded according to the KonMari method, made popular through Kondo's Netlfix show.

Amanda Marquis

Clothing folded according to the KonMari method, made popular through Kondo's Netlfix show.

Amanda Marquis

Amanda Marquis

Clothing folded according to the KonMari method, made popular through Kondo's Netlfix show.

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A new method of tidying up has gripped much of the nation– and it revolves around joy.

“Joy is when something makes you smile ridiculously” OHS teacher Renate Fiora explained.

KonMari Method is a state of mind – and a way of life, according to Konmari , Marie Kondo’s professional website. This method is creating a new revolution of decluttering. It consists of 7 easy steps to help people organize their lives.

The first step is to commit yourself to tidying up. Next, you need to image your ideal life, and finish letting go first. The fourth step is to tidy by category and not location. Make sure to follow the right order which is clothes, books, papers, komono (miscellaneous), and sentimental items. The sixth and final step is to ask yourself if it sparks joy.

“Whenever i dirty or unorganized something, I fix it right away rather than leaving it for later and letting tasks pile up” OHS junior Molly Martini said.

Tidying Up With Marie Kondo is a new netflix series following Marie Kondo helping people makeover their cluttered houses. Kondo uses her method to help people find joy. This hit show sparked a trend in minimalist living. A minimalist life includes living simplistically and having spatial awareness.

“I loved her show and I ended up buying her book because of it!” OHS teacher Kelsie Balon revealed

As stated in The Atlantic Marie kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up was released in 2014 and has become a New York Times bestseller. There have been over 3 million copies sold. So many people no matter their age or gender are deep diving into the world of konmari.

Kondo has also taken over the vast world of Youtube.  Many youtubers are taking Kondo’s method and creating content for their viewers. They take the Konmari method and use it on their closets.

However, not everyone is jumping for joy for the Konmari method. According to Deseretnews. book lovers are upset that Marie Kondo is telling people that they should get rid of books that have not been read, or are based on the belief that they will be read. People are commenting that they would never get rid of their books.

“I get very stressed if there is a big pile of clothes when I enter my room, and I procrastinate cleaning it up.” OHS sophomore Jordan Arends said.

As stated in Psychology Today getting rid of the clutter in your home seems to be a key factor to your happiness. They also say that a cluttered home can eventually lead to a low subjective well-being, unhealthy eating, poor mental health, less efficient visual processing, and less efficient thinking. A clean home can make for a productive mind.

 

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