Kondo says that she has been interested in organizing since childhood. In junior school, Kondo ran into the classroom to tidy up bookshelves while her classmates were playing in physical education class. Whenever there were nominations for class roles, she did not seek to be the class representative or the pet feeder. Instead, she yearned to be the bookshelf manager to continue to tidy up books. She said she experienced a breakthrough in organizing one day: \"I was obsessed with what I could throw away. One day, I had a kind of nervous breakdown and fainted. I was unconscious for two hours. When I came to, I heard a mysterious voice, like some god of tidying telling me to look at my things more closely. And I realized my mistake: I was only looking for things to throw out. What I should be doing is finding the things I want to keep. Identifying the things that make you happy: that is the work of tidying.\"
Kondo's method of organizing is known as the KonMari method, and consists of gathering together all of one's belongings, one category at a time, and then keeping only those things that \"spark joy\" (Japanese language ときめく tokimeku, translated as equivalent to English \"flutter, throb, palpitate\"), and choosing a place for everything from then on. Kondo advises to start the process of tidying up by \"quickly and completely\" discarding whatever it is in the house that doesn't spark joy. Following this philosophy will acknowledge the usefulness of each belonging and help owners learn more about themselves, which will help them be able to more easily decide what to keep or discard. She advises to do this by category of items and not their location in the house. For example, all the clothes in the house should be piled up first, assessed for tokimeku, and discarded if not needed, followed by other categories such as books, papers, miscellany, and mementos. Another crucial aspect of the KonMari method is to find a designated place for each item in the house and making sure it stays there.
On 1 January 2019, Netflix released a series called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. In the series, Kondo visits various American family homes full of clutter and guides the families in tidying up their houses through her KonMari method. Following the release of her Netflix series, Kondo was the subject of various Internet memes. A clip of her saying \"I love mess\" included on Time's list of the ten best memes of 2019.
After getting married, they lived in Tokyo, but later moved to San Francisco[when], and as of 2022, Kondo and her family live in Los Angeles, California. Kondo's rigorous attitude towards tidying her home relaxed after the birth of her third child in order to make room for more personal priorities at this stage of her life.
Readers note: I love that the central theme surrounding her tidying philosophy is gratitude and respect for all of her possessions and material objects. By doing so, and surrounding yourself with things that spark joy, you create a life and environments in which you can thrive. It also helps you identify what you value and helps you figure out who you are.
\"All hail the new decluttering queen Marie Kondo, whose mess-busting bestseller has prompted a craze for tidying in homes across the world . . . one proper clear out is all you need for the rest of your life.\"--Good Housekeeping (UK) \"How could this pocket-sized book, which has already sold over 2 million copies and sits firmly atop the New York Times Best Seller list, make such a big promise Here's the short answer: Because it's legit. . . . Kondo's method really can change your life -- if you let it.\"--Today \"Kondo challenges you to ask yourself whether each object you have is achieving a purpose. Is it propelling you forward or holding you in the past\"--USA Today \"A brief and bracing practical guide to tidying up your home.\"--Financial Times \"[It is] enough to salute Kondo for her recognition of something quietly profound: that mess is often about unhappiness, and that the right kind of tidying can be a kind of psychotherapy for the home as well as for the people in it . . . Its strength is its simplicity.\"--The London Times
Before you even get started, consider why you want a tidy house and a room; what that will it change for you, what you will uncover of yourself and what difference it will make in your life. Envision the room and the house that you want because tidying will change your life, once you learn how to tidy correctly.
Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo's clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house \"spark joy\" (and which don't), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo's newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home-and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
Hoarding isn't simply about the act of not throwing something away; it's about forming a deep psychological bond to your stuff. To the point where you would rather suffer gross inconvenience than deal with the anxiety of disposal. Which is the sort of itchy, restless feeling I get whenever I start to think about tidying the old files on my computer.
When I first read Kondo's book, I remember re-reading these lines a few times. Historically, tidying for me meant simply putting everything away: I stack my pots on top of the pan I never use and struggle to get the drawer closed, I cram the three pairs of tights I actually wear into the dresser filled with torn tights that I tell myself I'll get around to mending one day, and I wrestle with the suitcase full of sports bags I never use every time I have to take out the backpacker bag I use for almost every trip.
In all honesty, it's best to figure out what the tidying version of joy means to you. To me, this is usefulness. Most of my books are useful but my small Hemingway collection was not (and so was donated to Housing Works). Cat litter is useful, but the cute cat toy I constantly trip over that my cats have never touched is not. You get the idea.
My advice to begin tidying not by room but by category does not mean that you should start with any category you like. The degree of difficulty involved in selecting what to keep and what to discard differs greatly depending on the category. People who get stuck halfway usually do so because they start with the things that are hardest to make decisions about. Things that bring back memories, such as photos, are not the place for beginners to start. Not only is the sheer volume of items in this category usually greater than that of any other, but it is also far harder to make a decision about whether or not to keep them.
Abiding by cleanup categories is a big part of the KonMari method, but its no-fuss rules are also an essential part of the tidying-up process. Before embarking on a workspace transformation, changemakers must commit to the journey. They should spend some time imagining how their ideal desk would look and feel.
I found it was easy to relate this back to cleaning up Anaplan models I have worked on in the past. Instead of thinking of it as tidying up I thought of it as ways I could organize, improve performance, improve efficiency, simplify, etc. The principles that seemed most relatable to Anaplan are tidying by category (i.e., going through each category of the contents pane in Anaplan) and making sure I followed the right order.
This list should act as a foundation and can be applied to any Anaplan model. Even just choosing one category to organize and clean can be a method to 'spark joy' in your Anaplan model. Following through on the task of tidying up your Anaplan model will lead to not only joy, but also increased efficiency, performance, and productivity.
Ultimately, the goal is to own less and live in a more streamlined and organized environment. Kondo has said that by tidying, she believes individuals can transform their lives and more readily achieve their goals. That clarity in the physical environment, she explains, brings peace, mindfulness, and encourages people to live in the present rather than the past. 59ce067264