Tidy Up Your Life

12 February 2019

 Ready to tidy up your life? Here are our favorite tips from Marie Kondo’s methods.

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few months, you’ll be familiar with the name Marie Kondo. An organizing consultant and author from Japan, Kondo has been making headlines in the lifestyle industry since her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, was published in 2011. With Tidying Up with Marie Kondo premiering on Netflix this year, organizing and decluttering are becoming everyone’s favorite pastime.


1000M’s debut of the International Collection brings a refreshed interpretation of inspired homes to Chicago; paired with the right organization techniques, each residence is an oasis of serenity ready to happen. Ready to tidy up your life? Here are our favorite takeaways from Marie Kondo’s methods:

 Ready to tidy up your life? Here are our favorite tips from Marie Kondo’s methods.
4 November 2015; Marie Kondo, Author and Organising Consultant, Marie Kondo, on the Society Stage during Day 2 of the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin, Ireland. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE / Web Summit


When it comes to organization, boxes are your best friend. Whether you need to spiffy up your closet or separate kitchen utensils, containers help keep things neat and easily accessible. While Kondo suggests keeping shoe boxes around to help with this, for a more clean, uniform look, get some inspiration at The Container Store.  


Fold, fold, fold

While folding laundry isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time, Kondo makes folding clothes an art. Organizing clothing, towels and bedding, folded and upright, saves space and helps you find what you’re looking for as you hunt through your closet drawers.


Spark Joy

A huge component to Marie Kondo’s method of tidying up is asking the all-important question: does this spark joy? Going through the belongings you’ve accumulated with the intention of only keeping what brings joy to your life — from old shoes to books and photographs — is a powerful tool in simplifying your home.


Looking for more tips on organizing your space? Catch up on Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Looking for the perfect home that reflects your new-found love for purposeful, joyful living? Make an appointment today at our award-winning Sales Gallery to get more in-depth information on our new International Collection.