Top Lessons Learned from Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

The TV show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo released on Netflix at the start of 2019. In a short time it gave thousands of people encouragement and motivation to start decluttering and tidying their spaces.

Along with the process of decluttering, we often feel guilty, ashamed, and overwhelmed.

That’s one of the biggest underlying takeaways from the show – by decluttering and letting go of the things that no longer serve us, we can also let go of the guilt, shame, and overwhelm.

On the show, Marie Kondo teaches households her Konmari of tidying. This involves five categories in a specific order:




-4- KOMONO (miscellaneous items in the kitchen, bathroom, garage, etc.)