It turns out that a life with less stuff is a happier life. These methods not only explain how to store your belongings, but also invite you to consume less, or consume better.
In organizing ourselves we have different models from the East or from France. You can keep just one, or choose what you think is most interesting from each and create your own Ten Commandments. Customize and you will succeed!
Marie Kondo founded a school, but the truth is, the art of salvation is ancient. It doesn’t matter if you have a loft-sized apartment or a country house. The methods you’ll read below are suitable for any type of space.
1. Konmari, author: Marie Kondo
Folding your clothes well (folding them vertically to save space) and getting rid of things promptly are two pillars of Marie Kondo’s Konmari method, which has become popular around the world. Rather than offering quick solutions, Mary offered a plan that was not only ambitious but also included lifestyle changes. The only problem with her approach—and it’s no small one—is that she even threw in the towel when her family grew. Perhaps now, Japanese women feel more comfortable with another way of thinking: If you have children and are in order, you don’t have a life. If you have children and you have a life, you don’t have order. If you have order, if you have life… you have no children.
A house with children is a happy house (but not necessarily an orderly one).
2. 5S method
From Japan we also got the 5S method. The name does not deceive as it insists that you only need to focus on 5 areas to achieve the harmony you desire. Yes, they start with S.The first concept is refined (categorization), refers to keeping only the things that make us happy.The second one is Rectify (sequence), finding a specific place for everything.The third one is called spermatic cord (Cleaning) and urge regular cleaning.The fourth one is Seiketsu (Standardization), focusing on establishing long-term habits, the last one is funding (consistency), or how to promote discipline.
Organizing stage (categorization).
3. Improvement methods
Another Japanese method, but faster, is Kaizen, which aims to tidy up your house in 60 seconds. Etymologically, “kai” means “change” and “zen” means “wisdom.” The full translation of Kaizen is Good Changes. It is based on perseverance and hard work, on combining body and mind to achieve goals that cost us the most.The key is spend a little time every day And make it a habit. This technique is called the “one-minute rule,” which states that a person only needs to do the activity for one minute at the same time every day. It may take longer at first, but once a habit is formed, experts say that time is enough.
4. Bisou, the French method
We get this domestic practice from France which promises quick and sustainable results. Bisou is an acronym for the pillar and issue on which it is based: Besoin (inevitability)”Do I really need to buy this?“, Immédiaté (immediate) “Do I need it right away? “, Semblable (similar) “Do I have something similar? “, Origin “What is the origin of this product? ” and Utile (Useful)” can I “Does it work?” It was created by bloggers Herveline Giraudeau and Marie Duboin to accompany the publication of their books stop overconsumption and Responsible consumption makes you happy(Erols Press).
The Bisou method invites you to keep only the essentials.
5. Wrong move
One way is to scan. This is called “moving out” and to do this you have to use your imagination. Moving out suggests that you tell yourself a false story that you are moving and behave the same way you would if this happened. It may look a little distorted at first glance, but the result is optimal.First, you must Set a specific date. Second, remove everything from cabinets, shelves, and drawers and clean them thoroughly. The third step is “this is, this isn’t” which causes so many allergies in the most nostalgic of situations. Next, you have to get rid of the unnecessary stuff to make room for the next screen: give the storage area a thorough clean. Complete your move and welcome your new home.
Francine Jay’s method is summarized in 10 points, corresponding to the first letters of the word Streamline: Yes: You always have to start over. Telephone: Treasure, Trash or Transfer. This is how objects should be cataloged. A: Reason for each object; otherwise, throw it away. and: Everywhere, there is one thing. Everything has its own space. arrive: Move everything off the surface. Medium size: Modules and boxes. long: boundary. Be realistic about the amount of items or space available. Yo: exchange. For every item that enters your home, a similar item must leave. New: Without exception, everything that needs to go out must go out. and: Daily maintenance is essential.
You have to be realistic about the space available.
It suggests living in the present moment and taking care of the needs of the here and now. His philosophy is summarized in the following five rules: Profession: Try to occupy only 80% of closets, drawers, and the entire house.the rule of alternatives: Keep only those things that bring you true happiness.the rule of two actions– Organize items so you can access them in just two actions.the rule of autonomy and freedom: This last rule is easier to accomplish if you store vertically. the rule of’automatic transmission‘: With Danshari you can organize in a simple and automatic way so that your body and mind can better connect with the items in your house.
8. Home Editing
Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin developed a method that Gwyneth Paltrow and Khloé Kardashian follow. They have their own show on Netflix: Everything in its place. The three steps are: 1. Organize by categories. Clear out closets and group them according to their purpose. 2. In front of you. The basic key is to keep everything in sight so things are easy to find, but organized. 3. Color. The method uses the ROYGBIV classification system, which refers to the names of rainbow colors in English. So books, clothes, toys are all organized…
Closets must be emptied and items grouped according to function.
9. Cynthia Townley
Stop the Chaos by Cynthia Townley helps us become more organized in no time. In addition to the basic tasks of cleaning, how to organize it and a variety of tips, the method also touches on food and shows us how to do a good job. Menu planning, shopping tips and how your kitchen or pantry is organized. In the clothing section, it shows us how to organize our wardrobes and dressing tables and even advises us on how to classify and organize our documents: receipts, bank statements, insurance and many others.
Literally, it means “spring cleaning,” an ancient Japanese tradition to get off to a good start. Please work in the following order: 1. From top to bottom: Cleaning should start from the top. 2. Travel clockwise When cleaning the room. 3. Box items that are no longer useful. 4. Use garbage bags to remove all dirt from the room. 5. Tidy up the house: Remove stains from upholstery, repair furniture or replace light bulbs. 6. Every family member is involved. 7. Pay down debt and bills: Once debt is taken care of, we breathe a sigh of relief.