While some families have a strong sense of organization, others have great problems getting their homes in order. Fortunately, we have people in the world working creatively and doing work that can help many people. Such is the case of Marie Kondo, a consultant and inventor of a method for organizing spaces that bears her own name.

Who is Marie Kondo?

Marie Kondo is a Japanese woman, a storage specialist. When she was only 5 years old, Marie discovered her passion for cleaning by leafing through household magazines in Japan. Over time this passion turned into a true vocation that has allowed her to develop a unique and effective method for achieving order, which has become famous all over the world.

What is the Marie Kondo Method?

Although Marie Kondo’s method has to be analysed in depth in order to be carried out correctly, we will now highlight the most important points to be followed:

  • The first step in ordering is to start with the clothes, and we should keep only what we wear that makes us happy. 
  • In your wardrobe you should have only the clothes of the current season.
  • The clothes are stored vertically in the drawers, so you make better use of the space and it is easier to locate what you are looking for.
  • Hang only the clothes that need to be hung like jackets. For every 10 garments that we hang, we can save twice as many folded ones.
  • The books are arranged after the clothes. You should keep about 30 books.
  • After the books, the papers are sorted. File them and keep only those essential documents.
  • Finally, we’ll sort out the rest of the objects we have in the house. As always, we should follow the rule of keeping what makes us happy and what we want now, we should not cling to the past.