11th July 2019
Having gained notoriety in her homeland Japan, Marie Kondo is now taking the world by storm! Her effect has seen many of us across the globe consider the way in which we organize and store our things.
Known as the KonMari method of tidying up, Marie Kondo is a YouTube and Netflix sensation.
She tackles the majority of rooms in our homes, but especially those such as a bedroom or bathroom where there tends to be more individual items to store.
Ultimately her ethos is a tidy space is a tidy mind. So if you consider your bathroom to be a place to relax and unwind in, it’s important that your bathroom is an uncluttered area.
We’re all guilty of taking advantage of ‘buy one, get one free’ offers, splashing out on the latest skincare product guaranteed to reduce wrinkles, or purchasing the latest shade of lipstick or best ever shampoo, without considering where we might store all these items!
Marie Kondo asks us to evaluate the ‘need’ for the items in our bathroom and how much they really mean to us. Storing an empty perfume bottle just because its pretty, still takes up space. When you’re trying to maximize the storage space in one of the smallest rooms in your home, keeping clutter to a minimum is sure to help!
Like most rooms in your home, Marie Kondo recommends a combination of both cupboard and storage in drawers.
Empty your current storage…
By empting your current bathroom cupboards and drawers, you will see just how many products you have. Having a good sort out and throwing away near finished products will create space.
Plus it’s an ideal time to give each unit a thorough clean, both outside and in.
Re-evaluate where you currently store items…
Just because your spare towels have always lived in a certain cupboard, ask yourself if they would be better stored in a drawer?
Rather than stacking folded towels on top of each other, Marie Kondo suggests folding them into thirds lengthways, then folding into three to create folded towels that can be stacked on their ends. Not only is this thought to take up less space, but you can easily see and reach all towels.
Abide by the ‘one in, one out’ rule!
This tip is a tricky one to conquer, but if you can fundamentally stick to it, you’ll be sure to be maximizing and not overcrowding all available storage space.