I’m going to start the KonMari method today. (From The Live-Changing Magic of Tidying Up)
Meaning, first sort my clothes.
Then my books…
If I get to my books today, it’ll be an achievement.
Basically just gather everything, and decide “Do I love this?”, “Does it bring me joy?”, if not then get rid of it. 🙂
For the first Category Clothes, KonMari Method dictates that, if you have to much clothes to put on your floor, do sub-categories (but you need to do it all at once)
KonMari Tidying Category Sequence
- Komono (miscellany)
- Tops (shirts, sweaters, etc.)
- Bottoms (pants, skirts, etc.)
- Clothes that should be hung (jackets, coats, suits, etc.)
- Bags (handbags, messenger bags, etc.)
- Accessories (scarves, belts, hats, etc.)
- Clothes for specific events (swimsuits, kimonos, uniforms, etc.)
Marie recommends discarding most papers, except those that fall onto one of three categories.
- Currently in use
- Needed for a limited period of time
- Must be kept indefinitely.
Don’t confuse this category with mementos. Marie then goes on to explain her simple 2 categories filing system.
- Papers to be saved. – She recommends a vertical organizer, and to keep this category of papers in one spot.
- Papers that need to be dealt with. – Further dividing them by frequency of use.
2.1. Infrequently used papers. – Recommends just a single ordinary clear plastic folder without further organization.
2.2. Frequently used papers. – Recommends inserting them into book-like pages of a clear plastic file folder. Reducing the volume of this category is key to organizing your papers.
She then talks about papers are organize into only 3 categories.
- Needs attention.
- Should be saved (contractual adocuments)
- Should be saved (others)
- Manuals, get rid of them. You don’t need them. You can usually download the manual online, or find the answers via Google.
- Warranties, keep it all together in clear plastic folder.
- Credit card statements, trash.
- Used Checkbooks, trash.
- Pay slips, trash.