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Maintaining An Organized Space Can Make All The Difference

Marie Kondo's unique formula of organization will give you the clean personal space you deserve.

Maintaining An Organized Space Can Make All The Difference
Isabella Tudisco

I have always struggled with keeping my room clean. Sometimes, my laziness can get the best of me and leave my room an endless pile of garbage and junk. I notice that when my room is messy, it fogs up my mind and can put me in a bad mood. One of my resolutions for 2019 was to stop cluttering my spaces and get rid of things I do not use or need.

This past weekend as I browsed through the numerous Netflix options, I found a show that really sparked my interest. The show is called "Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo. Marie also has a book that expands on how to tidy up around your house and clean out different spaces. I watched one of her episodes and was immediately inspired. Every episode is different, but she visits different families and teaches them her method of cleaning and organizing.

She focuses on getting rid of things that have no significance in your life. She believes that only keeping things that bring you joy in your life should stay because of the value they hold in your heart. Marie has an adorable presence and she is simply impossible not to love. After watching just one episode on the series, I felt that it was time to clean my spaces in order to make room for new things to bring me joy.

The following day, I began cleaning out my closet of all the clothes that I don't wear. I slowly started to fill six bags of clothing that held little to no significance in my life. I folded and organized the remaining clothes that I had, Marie Kondo style (the most adorable way to fold clothing).

Next, I went through my drawers and threw out things that made me sad or provoked negative emotions. This was a very new and interesting task for me because I felt it really put me in touch with my true emotions. I flipped through old photos and only kept the ones that made me feel joyful. After my drawers and closet cleaning was completed, I washed my bedding and vacuumed my room so that it was completely spotless.

My room was completely transformed from very messy to a perfectly organized minimalist. I donated the six bags of clothing to a local clothing donation center and bought a candle to add the finishing touch to my room. The candle I chose was called inner peace and was composed of different essential oils. My room was completely clear of any bad energy and filled with the lavender scent of my candle.

After this day, I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. Sometimes, life can overwhelm us, but maintaining a peaceful and organized place can relieve some of that anxiety we feel. It was an amazing feeling let go of things that made me sad and welcome the feeling of pure happiness in my space.

Marie Kondo's way of life is vital for everyone to watch and read. She has a delightful way of organizing and helping families that have trouble with clutter in their homes. Marie creates a peaceful and more communicative relationship in each household she enters which makes the process of "tidying up" much smoother.

Her show is not only entertaining but truly inspiring and motivating. It makes viewers want to be productive and change their life for the better. Letting go of bad energy in your space, whether it's your bedroom or your whole house, is essential to living a happy life. I promise you that after watching her show you will want to make a positive difference in your own life, even if it is just by "Tidying Up".

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