Each day that you come home, do you feel relaxed and at peace? Do you feel that your home is a place where you can relax, feel safe and secure? There was a time two months ago when I felt so stressed even while at home. Thinking about the reason why this was the case, it knew that it was because of all the things scattered around the house. Our things were a mess — therefore, I felt my life was a mess, too.
I know it may sound ridiculous to you, but studies really show that a messy home or office hampers productivity. Since I work from home, this is important to me. Luckily, I have a friend who is a consultant for people who want to tidy up their home using the Konmari Method.
The Konmari Method was developed by Marie Kondo. She’s the author of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way To Banish Clutter Forever and Spark Joy, Her method is being used widely by people who want to declutter their homes. I actually started decluttering using Marie Kondo’s method since last month. I haven’t finished yet, because it’s been soooo hard letting go of stuff! But I seriously believe in the KonMari Method and how it transforms our homes into peaceful, inspiring spaces.
So are you ready? Here are the steps:
1. Visualize your picture perfect home! Yes, everything starts from knowing how you want your home to look. Also, visualize the lifestyle that you want. Then ask yourself why you want to live a life like this. In business, the WHYs are important. In decluttering, your WHYs are important, too!
2. Declutter by category, not by part of the house. The KonMari Method says follow these categories: CLOTHES then BOOKS then PAPER then KOMONO (miscellaneous items) then SENTIMENTAL ITEMS. Marie explains further in detail each category into sub-categories.
3. The way to tidy-up is to place all items from one category in a spot in your home and only keep items that spark joy! Instead of throwing items away, be sure to thank them for the memories and happiness that each item gave. If you are unsure whether an item sparks joy, hold it and hug it! The KonMari method is a very emotional process..
After you tidy up, this is when you think about the proper storage.
I’m so bad though, because I skipped PAPER! Haha! So I finished tidying up my clothes and went straight to tidying up my kitchen. Before you judge me for not following the KonMari Method, the reason why I really wanted to fix the kitchen was because this is where we cook and prepare food. Also, this is the part that is exposed to a lot of house guests. We usually have boardgame nights, so I really want my kitchen to be picture perfect, neat and clean.
These were the before pictures of my kitchen. As you can see, we have been using a lot of stuff here for 5 years already. It was time to buy new things!
As you can see, I badly needed new pots and pans, a new oven, etc. Also, I didn’t get to take a picture of the insides of the cabinets, but they were all a mess!
Here I am tidying up:
After this, I went to S&R Membership Club to look for things that “sparked joy”. It was perfect since they were having the S&R Members Treat — the time when you can get a lot of things at affordable prices (some even drop to as low as 50%).
Here are the things that we saw!
These are the other things that we bought at great prices!
So, do you want to see the after photos of my kitchen?
I’m so proud of my little picture perfect kitchen!
If you want to do a makeover of your kitchen or of any part of your home to make it “Picture Perfect”, head on to S&R Membership Club! The S&R Members treat sale will happen from September 27 – October 01, 2017 (Wednesday to Sunday). It will happen in all 13 warehouse clubs nationwide. Again, this sae is exclusively for S&R members. Most of the items will be on sale (up to 50% off), Buy 1 Take 1 deals and lots of other great deals!
Follow these links for more information! After you’ve achieved your picture perfect kitchen, can we see it, too? Use #LoveSnR #SnREveryday #SnRMembersTreat2017 🙂 Happy shopping!