The series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo dropped on Netflix several weeks ago and the effects can be seen on my FB and IG feed. And since it’s the new year, trying to declutter has become part of everybody’s new year’s resolution. Those who have successfuly followed the method have sworn that it is truly life changing. I don’t doubt it! I have not completed all the steps yet. I’m still stuck with clothes still but slowly working on the shoes and bathroom area.
It’s kind of hard to fully declutter our house because my family lives with my parents and some parts of the house I do not feel I have the right to touch. My mom actually has about three bedroom full of clothes from 80s to present. Imagine that! Ukay-ukay is ready for the outfits! Even the kitchen I feel is off limits for me.
I asked Christine Dychiao, the first and only certified KonMari consultant in the Philippines how I can influence the people around me to declutter too. Specifically my husband and my mom. She said, I really should just start with my things and maybe this will inspire them to follow.
For those who watched the series, I really do suggest to read the book too. There’s so much more than just folding and putting the things in boxes. Or touching things and feeling that joy. The process does not end after throwing out the things, it continues after. You will learn to be more conscious and mindful when you acquire things. It’s really a total lifestyle change. I do agree with this. I have seen it to those who have been successful with the KonMari method. And you can see it not only with one person but to the whole family.
If you want to be inspired or want to inspire others to tidy up, you can check out the Spark Joy Philippines (Konmari Support Group)