What Marie Kondo Taught Me

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I finally decided to binge watch Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix the other day and I am glad I did. At first, I didn’t want to watch the Netflix original series because I thought it wasn’t for me. But I am always interested in home decor and renovation series, so I decided to give it a go. I picked a lot of tips from Marie Kondo’s series. I think she is a very smart interior decorator. She definitely knows what she is talking about and some of her tips have been tried and tested by me.


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Clutter has no space in our hone. It is something I have always been on top of because I don’t do well with clutter or mess. Which is why our house is always neat and organised. I found some of the couples very interesting. The amount of items they had and their lifestyle was interesting to watch because I couldn’t relate or understand many of them. But I took some organising tips away from the series and I have implemented them into my life and they work great. Here they are –


Make use of boxes

I never knew how useful boxes could be in a drawer/wardrobe. Boxes change the whole look of a space and helps in maximising the space as much as possible. I am looking forward to getting some boxes for the bathroom storage when we get an additional one. We need some extra storage in our bathroom, thanks to the many hair and skincare products I have. If I had my way I would get rid of the entire bathroom and change the decor. The carpets we have in there would be out of the window if I had my way. I would replace them with karndean vinyl flooring for an authentic and. durable wood look.


Keep bags inside each other

I have tested this tip and it works! I now put my bags inside each other, 1 in each bag, with the handles out so I can view (and remember ) them easily. It helps maximise space, and the technique keeps your bags organised. You should try it.


Thank things you no longer need

Many of us take what we have for granted, forgetting that many people go without everyday. Which is why I love the whole idea of thanking things that no longer serve us, and I will be doing more of that going forward. I also like the fact that she greets the house before she starts the decluttering process with the family. That makes a whole lot of sense to me for a weird reason.


I have seen all the 8 episodes of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and I am looking forward to the second season. I hope Netflix brings that  this second season back soon. The fact that Marie Kondo spoke Japanese all through was also a good idea. I wasn’t expecting that but it felt more real with her having a translator there.

Have you seen this Marie Kondo series? What are your thoughts?



10 responses

  1. I read the book back in late November and I implimented many of the tips and techniques she was talking about when I tackled my bedroom. It may have taken me ten days (I was post op from a major surgery so I could only do two or three hours at a time) but now I LOVE how my room looks and I’ve become very attentive to making sure my room stays this way and I don’t go back to my old ways. By the end I had 4 bags of trash and 5/6 bags/boxes of donation things. It also makes you feel better, it did me anyway. Love, Emma from

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  3. I absolutely loved the series!!! The box trick was a game changer for our house, and I agree that theres no place for clutter, but it was a fresh perspective to allow sparkling joy to be the deciding factor in decluttering.

  4. Haven’t watched the series, but read her book two years ago and it completely changed my life. It took me 3 – 4 months to do my entire house and garage, but I’m still clutter free two years later. It’s funny because now when I’m in the average person’s semi-cluttered home, I have the urge to organize it for them lol.

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