It's hard to start, most times. Where do you even begin? Decluttering feels impossible because the area to cover is so huge! Well, Marie Kondo has a very specific plan she uses to organize your cleaning. First of all, she suggests starting with clothes, followed by books, then papers, then miscellaneous items and, lastly, sentimental objects. She also has a few rules to follow:
Commit yourself to tidying up.
Imagine your ideal lifestyle.
Finish discarding first.
Tidy by category, not by location.
Ask yourself if it sparks joy.
An important tip that Marie Kondo likes to share is: fold, don’t hang. She has a very specific type of fold (the vertical fold) that’s incredibly useful if you want to see all your clothes at once when you open your drawer! Here’s a video demonstrating how to do it: