Declutter with KonMari
It’s hard to browse a bookstore, turn on your TV or peruse social media these days without coming across Marie Kondo. The de-cluttering guru from Japan has become a household name. Her KonMari method of organizing, which involves gathering all of one’s belongings, category by category, and keeping only the items that “spark joy” has taken the world by storm. And her book, The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up, first published in 2014, is getting new life with the Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, which started airing this month.
Perfect timing, we’d say. January is synonymous with resolutions, clean slates and fresh starts. And while Kondo may focus on smaller, everyday items like clothes, books and photos, we believe her method could be applied to the spaces in our homes as well. If asked, we bet most homeowners could identify areas of their homes that spark joy and others that don’t.
Utilizing the KonMari Method in Bathroom Renovation
A recent project in the Stillwater, MN area comes to mind. The homeowners were looking to revitalize and refresh a bathroom that hadn’t been touched since their home was built in 1972. The result? A stunning space that sparks joy at every turn.