5 Best Alternatives to the KonMari Method

5 Best Alternatives to the KonMari Method

By this time, we have pretty much heard of the much-talked-about KonMari method. Undoubtedly, it has sparked many conversations about decluttering at home and in life and inspired many individuals to live in clutter-free home space and headspace. While some have already reaped its benefits, the KonMari method doesn’t work for everyone. Don’t fret, just because it didn’t work for you doesn’t mean it’s the end for your self-storage goals. Here are some other alternatives you can use to clean up your personal spaces at home: 

 

Categorize as you like

Contrary to KonMari’s considerably broad and generic method, we can start off our decluttering session by categorizing your stuff to the littlest of details. By that, we mean segregating your stuff according to what you actually own: accessories, stationery, paperwork, electrical appliances, kitchenware, among others.. Through this, you will be able to see how much you should keep and how much you can dispose of, recycle, or reuse. Better to start off with the little categories, like your accessories box or shoe rack, so you won’t get overwhelmed. 

 

Declutter little by little

Considering the amount of stuff you own, you may now begin to set aside some time to declutter them. One of the usual faults in sorting out spaces is people do everything in one go. Unfortunately, it is not a sustainable act as it might derail you later on in the day and you would have a tendency to delay once some other things get in the way. Our suggestion is to allow around 15-20 minutes on particular days, say for example weekends, to focus on decluttering. This way, you get your eyes on the task and your mind is conditioned to clean up and make space for your personal storage.

 

Would you buy it again?

The million-dollar question “does it spark joy?” can be intimidating at times, especially when you are faced with a hard decision between something’s practicality and sentimental value. A more fitting question for this is “would you buy it again?”. If the answer is yes, then by all means, keep it. You don’t want to spend your money on things that are repetitively coming in and out of your closet. After all, too much of something can do more harm than good. 

 

Choosing not to dispose of is an option

When we declutter, our mindset is geared towards either keeping, donating, or disposing of. But little did you know that there is a fourth category that is considered the most effective and efficient – condensing. Do you remember those boxes of pens you have been keeping for so long in your cabinet? Check which ones are still working and instead of keeping them in boxes, buy a pen case that can fit them all so you can save space in your cabinet. There is a lot more you can save monetarily when you condense. 

 

Stick to the schedule

Decluttering is hard – that we are sure of. When you have a full-time job and you are constantly lost in the diaspora of the things you have to do on a daily basis, it’s easy to get distracted. The key to a successful decluttering session is setting a schedule on a weekly basis and making sure that you strictly follow it. 

 

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