About this Episode
How to plan and organize the activities associated with tidying up. If you started to tidy, tackled clothes clothing or other categories, but quickly found other life priorities got in the way, then this is the show for you!
Tidying up KonMari style is a one-time, special event that requires consistent effort and prioritization. It’s a project. A series of steps that need to be executed in an efficient series in order to shift behaviors you may have had all of your life. So, the less glamorous or obvious first step is to PLAN your tidying event before digging too deep.
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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:
The question from listener Anne that prompted today’s show after listening to Episode 56: How 60 Hours of Tidying Lessons Changed One Single Mom's Life Forever
The three factors that determine the length of time of your tidying event:
- The size of your home
- The volume of your clutter
- The anticipated pace of your decision-making
How a KonMari Consultant can help in this process as we discussed in Spark Joy Episode 49: Why Hire a KonMari Consultant?
Factors that slow down, or speed up your tidying event
How to make tidying a short-term priority in order to gain from the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up!
Confronting your calendar to get your priorities and values in order
The suggested length of time for each tidying appointment, the length of time in between tidying appointments, and the length of time the entire process should take according to our experience and best practices
The benefit of a little urgency in the process. As we discussed in Spark Joy Ep 68 | Behind the Scenes: Netflix's "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" with Tricia Fidler and Jane Grodem something like a reality show can help move the process into overdrive!
How the 5 D’s: delegate, delete, defer, delay, or diminish, we learned about in Ep 16 | Stress Free Holiday Joy with Amanda Jefferson can help you plan your tidying event
What contributes to KonMari Fatigue and how to overcome it
"The average American home has over 300,000 items."
"It can take anywhere from 15 to 30+ hours, but not all at once!"
"Make it a priority for the short-term in order to make true change in the long-term."
"Plan your work and work your plan!"
"This will require you to temporarily delegate, delete, defer, delay, or diminish some of the priorities filling up your calendar."
"KonMari Fatigue can reduce focus and limit your best ability Joy Check items."
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