0 Have your say The nation is going decluttering crazy, inspired by Marie Kondo and her Netflix series. Catherine Scott meets Yorkshire’s own expert. Marie Kondo urges us to declutter by holding items to our hearts and asking ourselves if they ‘spark joy in our hearts’ before deciding whether to keep, give to charity or throw away. If we decide we cannot live without something then Kondo moves onto the next part of her decluttering KonMari method, folding, folding, folding.For mum of five-year-old twins Kate Ibbotson it is nothing new.Ibbotson, 37, has been a life-long studier of human behaviour and for five years has been helping people get their homes, and their lives in order. She believes that the state of our home is directly linked to the state of our mind. Prone to anxiety from being a child, one of her coping mechanisms was focusing on her environment and creating order. “I remember giving my bedroom a makeover … [Read more...] about ‘We all need a happy place, to centre ourselves and to relax’ says Yorkshire decluttering expert
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Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, “Tidying Up,” has transformed the way people look at their stuff and has started a cultural revolution in ridding the world of things that don’t spark joy.Kondo has a simple method that she uses to teach others to how to organize. It can be broken down in order by category. The method starts first with your clothes, then books, then papers, then komono (miscellaneous items), and finally sentimental items. As you begin, you take all of your clothes out of every drawer and closet and put them on a pile on your bed. Going through each item one by one, you ask yourself, "Does this spark joy?" If you find it does not, you 'thank' the item and donate it. People are finding themselves struck by the usefulness in this idea, myself included. My bedroom for years has always been this ‘safe haven’ where I hoard a million little things and hold on to them for dear life.But the odd thing that took me a while to realize was that by … [Read more...] about Journeying through the Marie Kondo method, a first hand account
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Steve Annear Globe Staff January 08, 2019 If your social media streams have been suddenly clogged by friends and family sharing pictures of laundry folded into intricate squares, you’re not alone — there’s a tide of people who have latched on to a de-cluttering trend in the new year to help get their lives in order.On Jan. 1, Netflix smartly timed the release of a new series called “Tidying Up,” which teaches viewers how to rid their homes of unnecessary garments; books (this one has caused some contention); and other items, while hanging onto the things that “spark joy” in a person’s life.The show, hosted by author and “tidy guru” Marie Kondo, leans on her trademarked “KonMari Method,” a way to bring happiness and joy through cleanliness or simplicity, in so many words. Advertisement So, … [Read more...] about What is KonMari and why are people folding their shirts weird? What you need to know about Marie Kondo
PUBLISHED: 08:57 13 December 2018 Lynne Mortimer We all have the guilty place... is yours the garage? Picture: Prill/Getty Images/iStockphoto Archant Livi John is Sorting Out Suffolk, as she launches her new business to help us reclaim our own space. Lynne Mortimer meets the ace de-clutterer Livi John. Picture: Courtesy of Livi JohnWe all have that room, don’t we?You know, the one we don’t talk about. The one where we deposit everything that doesn’t immediately fall into the otherwise happy domestic scene. Old correspondence; newspapers with interesting articles; leftover Christmas gifts you might give next year (but never do); enough bed linen for the Household Cavalry... should they ever stay over.Livi John, born in Lowestoft, educated in Norwich and now living in Ipswich, has looked into more of these rooms than most people and knows exactly what to do.Her new enterprise Sorting Out Suffolk (SOS) helps people declutter, regaining space … [Read more...] about Getting your space back
Stop hiding your shoes. Instead, display your collection — at least the core six or eight pairs — on shelves at eye level, where you can easily see them. If clutter bells are ringing, ignore them. The secret to shoe storage is staying on top of your inventory.“This is not about showing off. This is not about more-more-more. This is about less,” says designer Lisa Adams, who started LA Closet Design in 2007. As one of Hollywood’s go-to wardrobe gurus, she creates dream closets for celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon, Tyra Banks and Khloe Kardashian. “Shopping is impulsive. The best way to keep yourself from overspending and stockpiling crap is to make sure you can see what you already have.”First gather all the shoes you own in one place. This includes snow boots in the car trunk, the heels in storage for weddings and funerals, and the sneakers you’ve been meaning to clean. Then divide them into two piles: shoes you’ve worn in the … [Read more...] about An effective way to sort your shoes? Display them.