Spark Joy this Spring with 3 Easy Tips on Organizing your Home
At Lovejoy Wharf, “joy” is in our name. That’s why we feel particularly drawn to the increasingly popular KonMari Method of home organization. From best-selling book to binge-worthy Netflix special, Japanese tidying consultant, Marie Kondo, inspires us all to find the joy in tidying up. And with the start of spring, there’s never been a better time to refresh, reenergize, and reconnect with your home. Here’s how you can transform your space into a place of simplicity and serenity.
What is the “KonMari” method?
The KonMari Method uses the Japanese inspired concept of tidying by category, not location. Start with your closet, move on to books, papers and “kimono” or miscellaneous items. Sentimental items are last, such as family photographs and special mementos. Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy. Most methods of organization instruct us to go room by room, while the KonMari Method instead encourages mindfulness by category. (If you simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never need to do it again!)
Where can you start in your home?
1. Begin with your closet. Take every piece of clothing out and place it on your bed. Take a step back, and see just how much “stuff” you’ve collected. Then, begin to simplify. Remove anything and everything that no longer sparks joy or happiness in your life. (Yes, looking at you, sweater that’s never been worn…)
2. If items are stored away in bins and boxes, you’re less likely to use or appreciate them. For a category such as your kitchen cabinets, make sure everything is visible by storing things vertically. Add extra shelves, sort bowls & dishes, and create space.
3. Move on to your kitchen “junk” drawer. Discard papers, miscellaneous or broken items and sort like items with like. For example, gather all of your safety pins in one spot, followed by pens, or post-its. Ask yourself how many of each do you truly need?
The KonMari Method helps us find joy in everyday life. By getting rid of the clutter, we can make more time for what matters most. If you need some helping hands, remember that our luxury attaché is always available to Lovejoy Wharf residents! Learn more about our attaché’s services by inquiring with our Sales Team (617-657-1000).
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