Maybe it’s just me but I feel a bit bombarded by this KonMari movement. Between the trending topics on Pinterest, my Google feed, and suggested Youtube video. I can’t help but to get hit over the head with it.
Are you with me or am I totally alone here?
It feels like everyone is talking about KonMari everywhere I turn. And somehow, I have managed to live on this little island until now. I say that because when I began to finally read the post, I noticed they dated back more than a year or so. So I am totally late to the party, as usual.
Are you wondering what the heck is a KonMari and what it has to do with home organizing? Or better yet why is everyone talking about it?
Initially I was not interested in discussing it with the #tribe. Because I wasn’t sure if I could add anything new to the conversation especially being so late.
But as a teacher told me, there is no new concept just remixes. So, here’s my remix on the KonMari method.
For those of you who are late to the KonMari party but are curious enough that you decided to lift your head up out of the sand on your imaginary island.
In this post, I will explain what the KonMari method is, the rules of the KonMari method (as stated by KonMari herself), 4 ways to KonMari your pantry, and as always where you can find affordable essential for your KonMari pantry organization project.
KonMari Method Basics
The KonMari Method encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, miscellaneous items, and, finally, sentimental items.
Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy. People around the world have been drawn to this philosophy because it places great importance on being mindful, introspective and forward-looking.
6 Rules of KonMari
1. Commit to tidying up.
Pretty much like anything else in life mindset is key. When it comes to keeping a tidy home, mindset is just as important. Which is why this is likely rule number 1, because the KonMari method starts with making a lifestyle change.
#Tribe I know you are not a slob, but for the sake of the KonMari method you gotta commit girl.
Although I noticed that the overall theme about KonMari on Pinterest seemed to focus on minimalist style and the use of labels. The true aim of the method seems to be focused on encouraging you to be intentional.
You may not want a farmhouse Pinterest stamped home. Your ideal lifestyle may be an off the grid cabin or a townhouse in a trendy downtown neighborhood where you can walk to a local restaurant or park with your family.
Whatever your ideal lifestyle is you need to know what that. Because once you know your ideal lifestyle. Then you can organize your home in a way that fits that.
3. Finish discarding first.
If you are a part of the #tribe you know I highly recommend beginning each home organization project by sorting and discarding unwanted items. Organizing and decluttering your home usually start with getting rid of stuff you don’t need.
Just sit down. Sort through it all. And let go of some stuff. Because if it doesn’t serve a purpose currently then it is likely time to let it go. Let those items find a new home with someone who actually needs it.
There are so many shelter that need supplies.
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4. Tidy by category, not by location.
I may have misunderstood this rule, sorry I didn’t read the book y’all. If I have butchered this rule please correct me below in the comments section.
I organize my home by areas, clearly you can tell that by the content I share on Big Bold Dream. I don’t necessarily understand how you can organize by category and not locations.
I guess maybe you could go organize all the clothes in your home. But if that’s what she had in mind. Then I definitely can’t get with that.
It’s hard enough for me to organize under the kitchen sink. I definitely can’t organize all the clothes in my home at once.
I can take or leave this rule. #tribe what are your thoughts on the KonMari method I would love to hear from you, let’s continue the conversation.
5. Follow the right order.
Now, what now? I have no clue what this means. So, I’m not even going to go there. I guess we need to read the book for this one to make sense.
6. Ask yourself if it sparks joy.
A big part of the minimalist movement focuses on purging. The KonMari method seems to be focused on intentional purging. Which is important, because it doesn’t make sense to throw away stuff you’re only going to repurchase later.
You should definitely keep anything with sentimental value.
4 Affordable Ways to KonMari Your Pantry
Now that we’ve covered the KonMari basics let’s get on to the good part. Hopefully the part you came for. Here’s how you can apply the KonMari method to organizing your kitchen pantry even though you didn’t read the book. Here’s how you can KonMari your kitchen pantry with 4 simple steps.
1. Decide on a time and date to organize your pantry.
2. Find your pantry organization inspiration. Think in terms of, what you want to accomplish by the end of organizing your pantry style wise?
3. Go through your pantry and begin to sort through each item. Decide what items you want to keep, discard, and/or donate.
4. Group together items by category – putting like items together. Also, consider placing items in your pantry based on the frequency of use.
Affordable Pantry Organization Essentials
As always #tribe I have to share some pantry organization essentials that are affordable. Because ain’t nobody got time to be break open their piggy banks every time they decide to tackle a new home organization project.
If you are with me on keeping home organization affordable be sure to share this post with your friends on social media!
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Pantry Storage Containers and Labels
Videos on the KonMari Method Pantry
Just in case you are more of a visual person. Here are some videos on the KonMari method that I found interesting. Not to worry they are all fairly short.
- How Marie Kondo Helped Me Face My Biggest Home Organization Challenge
- KonMari Pantry Organization Dollar Tree
- Pantry Purge KonMari
I hope this inspired you take a minimalist approach to organizing your pantry. I know sometimes Pinterest will leave you feeling like you have to create these elaborate spaces in your home.
My primary goal is to encourage you to create a home you love.
If you do all of these ideas or none of them. I just want to encourage you to approach your home organization projects knowing that, a creating a space that you love is within reach.
Because sometimes all you need is encouragement, inspiration, or confirmation that your home project ideas are within your budget. Please be sure to share it with your friends on your favorite social media platforms.
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