Which category should you tidy first?

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In the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo suggests how you should order the categories you tidy.

  1. Clothes
  2. Books
  3. Papers
  4. Komono
  5. Mementos

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The idea is that the tidying process moves from easy to difficult so you can keep up with the momentum once you start.

Once I understood the concept, I then ordered my own categories in terms of very easy to more difficult. This is the order in which I worked/ am working (I’m on number 7 at the moment):

  1. Bathrooms (I have near zero attachment to lotions and potions so this section was easy)
  2. Kitchen (vases and water bottles)
  3. My clothes
  4. Kids’ clothes
  5. My shoes
  6. Kids’ toys
  7. My study (stationery, papers, etc.)
  8. Books
  9. Komono (here and there, sometimes it’s scattered among other sections, just for a breather, and to “complete” a room)
  10. Mementoes

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There’s definitely something to the order in which you tidy. If I’d started with a difficult section, I’d have felt stuck and not wanted to continue.

This way I’m motivated.

I declutter my clothes regularly and with the capsule wardrobe craze, I did some more decluttering over the last year, so it didn’t feel like there was much left.

But as you can see in the photo above, these clothes filled two black bags.

Speaking of bags, see these two bags below? They are gorgeous bags, yes? Well, they don’t spark complete joy for me because they remind me of a time in my life which was… not nice. So out they go. I already have plenty that spark complete joy 🙂

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Would you change the order of the #konmari method for your home?

Are you motivated to start yet? Let me know on Facebook or Instagram.

PS This is a list I printed from Jess Lively‘s website.

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