Why I Don’t Need Marie Kondo Or The KonMari Method In My Life

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Organizing guru Marie Kondo has caused quite a stir in the self-improvement industry. I get why many have decided to learn more about her methods. A mess can cause stress, it can also make you feel as though your life isn’t in order.

This is something I’ve learned throughout the years. However, I will admit that sometimes a mess just means you have other things in your life isn’t in order.

Finding what works for you and your lifestyle is the best way to approach your home organization goals.

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The Marie Kondo method is making noise among the home decor community as well.

Contrary to what other moms have said, I don’t believe I need someone coming into my home and telling me what to throw out. How many things I need to keep in my home.

Trust me, I’ll get around to decluttering the garage, but I won’t hold an object to see if it brings joy to my life.

Honestly, it’s not the things in my life that count towards my happiness, it’s the people.

Embracing The Madness

On most days, I have to sit back and accept that my home won’t be tidy all day. If I don’t do accept it, I’ll drive myself and my family insane.

With three kids and two dogs, it’s almost impossible to maintain a clean home. I will admit that tidying up can spark joy, but I love the feeling of actually spending time with my family. The mess can wait.

LEGO pieces can be found throughout our home. Things may not always be where they should, but it’s a happy home. When people enter, they feel relaxed — unless they don’t like kids or fear dogs.

Method To The KonMari Madness

Maybe the guru doesn’t want me to get rid of my book collection or sit there and hold items while pondering whether or not they spark joy. I will admit that there is some truth to decluttering your home and how much it allows you to improve your way of thinking. For instance, you learn to solve problems and make decisions as you start tossing items into separate piles: keep, toss or donate.

I haven’t read Marie Kondo’s book, nor have I watched an episode of the new hit series on Netflix. I love to hear how her teachings have allowed others to find happiness in their home, but I don’t think it can help me.

That’s not to say that I know all that about tidying up. Of course not. Pinterest doesn’t have all the answers.

I’m at a point in my life where I know what I need to know about trying to balance a household. I’m constantly tweaking it to fit whatever comes our way — like adding more time to practice lessons with our kids throughout the week.

To those of you who feel they need her words of encouragement to finally tackle the things in your home, I applaud you for taking the steps to improve your life.

For me, her words aren’t something I feel could help me since I’ve been improving my everyday life for years. I think if you need help, then go and read her book and follow her along on social media. It might come in handy.

Marie Kondo has great tips for those looking to improve their living space at home.

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64 Comments

  1. I watched the show once but decided her method isn’t for me personally. Only get to keep a few books, that doesn’t work in my household we love our books.

  2. Truthfully, I think a lot of the Maria Kondo hype is silly. I do believe in being organized and my master bedroom closet needs a good cleaning out. I won’t be running my hand over each item or talking to my clothing when I get around to cleaning it out . . . again.

  3. Yeah, I am good, too! I have no intention of watching her show because I love the mess. It just shows that I live in a house full of love and don’t have time to worry about the small stuff like folding my clothes a certain way.

  4. yes i love this my friend- shes so amazing and i love putting everything out that does not bring me joy! i havent read the book but i might now ha

  5. I had read her book when it first came out. Although I do try and organize I think that her method isn’t necessarily for everyone.

  6. I have been following Marie Kondo, for about three years! What I have found (for me) is that I carefully consider what is coming into my home. Having less things means less stress. I look for items that serve multiple purposes and that add beauty to my space.

    1. Hey, Terri! That’s a good approach to life. I do that already with the people who want to come into mine ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. I just started her method in my home; I just finished with my clothes. I can already tell you that I will not follow her method exactly but I will use it as a starting off point because this house needs a good shaking up. With 6 people, a dog, and a cat in a 4 bedroom house, we have A LOT of stuff we donโ€™t even know we have!

  8. I’ve been following the Marie Kondo craze, and I have to admit, it’s tempting. The thing is, I have so many things in my life that mean so much to me, I’d rather just do my best to keep it all organized.

    1. Hey, Karen! You just never know who might need those things, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I am actually quite interested in the Marie Kondo method. My house can best be described as controlled chaos, so I’d be willing to give it a shot.

    1. Ha! I know some folks who have controlled chaos in their lives. It might be worth looking into for you.

  10. It’s not for me or I feel realistic. I have downsized so I am a little more careful about what I buy, but I can’t honestly say everything brings me joy. My Cuddle Duds and gloves just remind me of cold weather (like now) and that doesn’t bring me joy.

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