How Marie Kondo and the KonMari Method Can Transform Your Life

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Clothes Controlling clutter is a struggle even for the most responsible Sherman Oaks apartment dwellers. With so much to do and so many prized possessions to store, it may feel impossible to keep up with clutter control. Marie Kondo understands your pain and has developed an effective method for bringing calm and simplicity to your life. Her KonMari method has transformed many lives—and it can change yours.

4 Ways to Make the Most of the KonMari Method

  • Set aside a day to purge the items you don’t need. With the KonMari method, a little at a time typically won’t cut it; you need to rip off the proverbial Band-Aid and make progress as soon as possible. Remind yourself that you’ll feel better when it’s all over.
  • Think about which objects actually give you joy. We tend to hang on to items that clutter our homes, not because they’re important or because they make us happy, but rather because we fear what might happen without them. Reframe your thought process to focus on items that give you pleasure. If you feel neutral about something, you probably don’t need it.
  • Visualize what your life will look like when you no longer struggle with clutter. When procrastination sets in, think about what it is you’ll gain by getting rid of the objects you don’t need. Imagine a life in which you can actually find the items you prize—without feeling panicked. 
  • Tidy up based on the category. Instead of trying to purge an entire room at once, tackle a single category, such as clothing. Although you aim to keep clothes in your bedroom or closet, you’ll be surprised by how far they’ve traveled. Marie Kondo recommends beginning with clothing and moving on to books and papers before finishing with miscellaneous items. These categories can further be separated into subcategories.

The beautiful layouts of our Chase Knolls Apartments allow for a simplified approach to life while maximizing storage space for items you truly hold dear. Contact us today to learn more about our floor plans and amenities.

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