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Discussion Questions for The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Tips & Takeaways

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is full of fun tips and suggestions to tidy up your life and keep it that way. Here are a few of my favorite tips and takeaways. 

Discussion Questions for The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Tips & Takeaways

Top Tips and Takeaways:
  • Tidying is a special event. Don’t do it every day.
  • Start by discarding. Then organize. Do it all in one go.
  • When you put your house in order, you put your affairs and past in order too.
  • You cannot tidy if you have never learned how – follow her categories and you will not rebound.
  • Put everything in its place each day.
  • Say “hello” to your home and thank your possessions for a job well done.
  • Tidying is just a tool, not the final destination – you should be establishing a lifestyle.
  • Sort by category, not by location.
  • Always think in terms of category, not place.
  • They key to storing things is to stand them up rather than lay them flat. Vertical is key! Stacking is hard on the things at the bottom.
  • Mysterious cords will always remain just that – a mystery. Throw them away! You can always buy a new chord when you need one.
  • Coins go in your wallet or the bank!
  • Do not send things to your parents’ home – that is not nice.
  • Believe your heart.
  • Everything should have a spot!
  • When you are choosing what to keep, ask your heart; when you are choosing where to store something, ask your house.
  • Use any container for organization – stick to square or rectangle for best use of space.
  • The best way to store bags in in another bag.
  • Empty your bag every day.
  • The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.
 
And in case you want to see a video of Marie Kondo talking about her KonMari method – check this out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1-HMMX_NR8
 
 
 
 
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