Array
Home Care

The Magic of the KonMari Method: What to Keep and What to Give Away

Letting go of things—especially those with sentimental value—can be difficult. Let these tips help you!

Shares
Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (Main Photo)

How can you successfully edit and declutter your space? Getting rid of things comes easy for some, difficult for most. Just imagine letting go of a dress that you've had for years or a stuff toy that you've kept since high school! Marie Kondo, cleaning consultant and author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, gives just one criterion when it comes to knowing what to keep and what to let go of. 

Once in a while, I get in the mood to sort, throw, and clean things up. It’s usually when a space becomes an eyesore, like when messy heaps of clothes crammed into a closet or when the kitchen cabinet is overflowing with cans and food items. There's really no criteria when it comes to discarding and keeping things. Of course, broken and expired items need to go as soon as possible, but how do you deal with favorite clothes, bags, shoes, and other essentials?

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

After reading Kondo's book, I realized that my method focused on the negative—what I didn’t need anymore, what I didn’t like, what I found was just taking up space. Organizing became a sad experience of discarding things like they never meant anything to me.

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

Kondo's approach dwelled on the practical and positive:

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

You Can Go Glamping for Less Than P2,000 at This Spot Down South

Davao Oriental is your next beach destination.

This is How Often You Should Deep Clean Your Refrigerator

You don't want molds growing on those old, bottled sauces!

Tidy up Your Kitchen With These Useful Organizers

Keep your kitchen counters organized!

Study Shows Having a Plant On Your Desk May Reduce Workplace Stress

Just the sight of a plant is enough in some cases.

Edu Manzano Turns Bodega Into Lush Office Space

It's the actor's first quarantine project.

See How This Bare 101sqm Condo Unit Was Transformed Into a Bright, Airy Home

This condo unit makeover will make you love white interiors.

All the Details We Love in Mimiyuuuh's New Home

The living room is light and airy.

10 Unexpected Details We Spotted in Celebrity House Tours

Alice Dixson has access to a 'secret hideaway beach' from her Boracay home!

Take a Look at the Blush-Themed Room of Sofia Andres' Daughter Zoe

Even Sofia herself said she wants to stay in this room!
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!