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3 Ways to Organize Your Essentials According to the KonMari Method

Keep the different areas in your home spotless with these tips


Over the years, we've become more creative and practical when it comes to keeping the home neat and organized. From maximizing hidden storage spots to making use of trusty organizers, we make it a point to keep things in place so we can truly relax at home.

If you've been following our KonMari articles, we're sure that you're slowly transforming your space as you declutter and keep things that you can still use and repurpose. When it comes to storing items and essentials found in different parts of the home, Kondo gives the following pieces of advice:

Main photos from Shelterness and Christina's Adventures.

Store bags inside other bags

Kondo says that to save space, you can “put the same type of bags together.” She says that you should only store bags that are of the same type, and only two bags maximum.

When I tried this, it was an epic fail. I felt that the bag inside was being ignored, and the spaces in my bag cabinets were too small for most bags to be stored vertically. Perhaps this trick of hers would work for cabinets with more room, or when bags are hung on hooks

Photo from Shelterness.

Transfer items that are on the floor to inside your closet

Kondo urges you to “move all storage units into your closet”—because large items take up a lot of precious floor space, and makes the room feel smaller. 

Photo from Classy Glam Living.

Keep things out of the bath and the kitchen sink

I pondered over this tip for a while, puzzled on where to keep my toiletries if it wasn’t going to be kept inside the bathroom. Kondo does make a good point, which everything needs to be dried after use, or else the items might get moldy.

This depends on the layout of your bathroom—if you're toiletries won't get wet on the sink, put all of your essentials in a tray for a more organized look.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

For the kitchen, she suggests that spices and ingredients be kept inside the shelves and cupboards, while you keep everything you use to clean the kitchen and dishes underneath the kitchen sink, keeping it clean.

Photo from Christina's Adventures.

To catch up on the KonMari articles, simply search for KonMari on our website! 

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