Netflix’s “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” has gone viral and has inspired hundreds of people to shed items that don’t spark joy. Before being a hit, Netflix series Maria Kondo topped the New York Times Best Seller list in 2014 with “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.”
The KonMari method focuses on individual items rather than rooms. Accessing each piece on whether it sparks joy and tossing it if it doesn’t. This method has been a global sensation, but can it really change a person’s habits?
It’s easy to follow just shed items that don’t have a purpose in your life, but if you’re a shopaholic, you are just clearing out space for your future purchases. It’s hard to change who you are and easy to regret donating your acid washed denim jacket that came back in style.
I am a strong proponent of having an orderly life, but by donating my designer bags that one day will be a collector’s item is not the solution. My solution is designing your custom closet. Whether you’re building a whole custom home or revamping your tiny apartment closet, you can create a custom closet that works for you. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind.
- Creating space to store seasonal clothing
- Separate for work clothes
- Ample shoe storage
- Full-length mirror
- Accessory storage
The KonMari method has worked for many people, but it’s not for me. If your like me and want to keep those jeans that you grew out of in hopes to wear them again, I say keep them. Not everything will spark joy right now, but by creating a custom closet to ensure everything has its place can spark joy later on.