Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Helpful Tips To Organize Your Home Like Marie Kondo.

It's extremely easy to accumulate large piles of papers throughout your house.

You know the ones we're talking about—the pile of unopened mail in the kitchen and the mountain of school papers and fliers that you don't need. And let's be honest, we all have that drawer full of menus and warranties from things you bought seven years ago. Almost everything is digital these days, so Kondo suggests getting rid of all of that unnecessary clutter by throwing paper away and paying bills online. She also recommends using a vertical organizer for papers "to-be-dealt-with-soon."

If you're like many women out there, then your purse seems more like a suitcase than a handbag.

Your purse carries all of your necessary items, like your wallet and car keys, but it also carries the book you're currently reading, your notebook, makeup, candy, pens, and enough receipts to keep a fire burning for hours. There's no denying that women tend to allow their purses to become a bottomless pit of junk, which is why it's important to declutter your purse at least once a week. Dump everything out at the end of the day each Sunday so you can start your week with a freshly organized bag!

A great way to reduce the amount of clutter and chaos in your home is by getting rid all of those hideous cleaning supplies.

Kondo says we're force-fed ads and brands every day in our home, which can cause an overabundance of visual information. Clear out the visual space in your home by transferring your cleaning products into aesthetically pleasing containers.

A great way to reduce the amount of clutter and chaos in your home is by getting rid all of those hideous cleaning supplies.

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Mementos and family heirlooms are extremely important, but they shouldn't clutter up your home.

Instead if having your precious memories scattered throughout your home, or shoved into the back of a closet, put them all into a "box of joy." Get yourself a nice hope chest, or something like it, and fill it with all of your favorite mementos that you don't necessarily want sitting on a shelf collecting dust.

Kondo has a very strong opinion about what a person should do with all of their books.

According to Kondo, if you have a habit of collecting books that you don't read, then you should start getting rid of some of them. She suggests holding each book in your hand, and if it doesn't bring you joy, get rid of it. If you're like most book lovers, thinking about giving your books away actually gives you anxiety. If that sounds like you, then think about your book collection as a whole, and if it brings you joy, keep it.

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