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'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo' is taking the country by storm and really motivating us all to clean our homes. It has become the Netflix Series to binge watch!
Here at Nursery Design Studio we are big proponents of organizing and tidying up, so I read her Best Selling Book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" a few years and more recently "Spark Joy". Both these books have resonated with me.
Though I like to de-clutter my home regularly, the rooms I find the hardest to de-clutter are the kids rooms. Everything seems to be too important and precious to discard. So if you are struggling to tidy up your baby's nursery or your toddlers room, then the KonMari method might help you too. Today we have Organization Tips for the Nursery from Marie Kondo.
The KonMari method teaches us to simplify and organize the home by getting rid of physical items that do not bring joy into our life. As you organize and tidy up the nursery, consider if each of the items in the nursery sparks joy. If not, get rid of it.
HERE ARE 11 PRACTICAL TIPS TO KONMARI THE NURSERY AND SPARK JOY INTO THE BABY'S ROOM
1. COMMIT TO TIDYING UP
Tidying a bit at a time will not work. It will wind up getting messy again. Commit to going through all of the items and tiding up the space methodically. Come up with a game plan on how you intend to complete the project.
2. START WITH A VISION
Visualize your ideal nursery or kids space and the lifestyle you would want for you and your family. It certainly does not have to be Instagram worthy, but a joyful space for sure.
3.TIDY THE ROOM BY CATEGORY
KonMari states that you should tidy up the nursery by category. So first tackle all of baby's clothes in the dresser, closet and storage totes before you move on to the next category.
4. DE-CLUTTER THE ROOM IN ORDER
Marie Kondo wants us to de-clutter the room in a particular order, First clothes, followed by books, papers, miscellaneous stuff and then the sentimental things.
5. KEEP WHAT BRINGS YOU JOY AND DISCARD ITEMS THAT NO LONGER SPARK JOY
KonMari teaches us to hold each of the items and ask if it brings you and perhaps the baby, joy. If it does not, it is time to get rid of the item.
6. DECIDE ON A HOME FOR EACH ITEM
Find a designated storage space for each of the items you have determined sparks joy and must remain.
7. STORE ITEMS WHERE THEY ARE EASY TO PUT AWAY
When finding designated storage solutions for the items that remain, find storage where the items will be easy to store not necessarily easy to retrieve. This way, you are more likely to put things away after using them.
8. CONSOLIDATE SENTIMENTAL THINGS
Baby's old clothes, booties and other items can often pull at our heartstrings as moms. KonMari teaches us to consolidate these sentimental things. Perhaps you can make a quilt of old onesies or put the babies old booties and socks in a shadow box. Do display it proudly!
9. LEARN THE ART OF FOLDING
According to Marie Kondo, the clothes will be happier, if they are folded The secret to folding clothes she says, is to fold any piece of clothing into a rectangle.
10. STORE baby's CLOTHING SIDE BY SIDE
KonMari method suggests that you store the clothes upright in the drawer. That way, you can easily spot where your clothes are.
11. REMOVE THE STUFF YOU ARE PARTING WITH ASAP
Once you've de-cluttered the nursery, take whatever you are discarding and either donate it or put it in the trash.
Hope these tips inspire you to spark joy in your baby's nursery using the KonMari method!