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How to Tidy the KonMari Way (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo)

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✿ Blog Post + Tidying Checklist | http://bit.ly/1KgZOlh I've been inspired by Marie Kondo to tidy up my home and life! Here is a summary of the KonMari method in tidying from discarding to tidying by category to designating a place for every thing. There's so much more to this book, I really hope you all get a chance to read it. I'm going to be sharing more of my tidying journey in the weeks to come, so stay tuned! xx ▸ Declutter With Me (KonMari) | Spring Cleaning My Closet | https://bit.ly/2LQlyML ▸ Closet Tour 2016 | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NKa5mELsdU Thank you Chris from Project Lifecoach for recommending this book to me! The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo Amazon | http://amzn.to/1Kh0yGX ✿ Sign up for email updates from me: http://eepurl.com/bdR9mz ——————————— { F O L L O W M E } ▸ INSTAGRAM - http://instagram.com/lavendaire ▸ FACEBOOK - http://facebook.com/lavendaire ▸ TWITTER - http://twitter.com/lavendaire ▸ SNAPCHAT - lavendaire ▸ BLOG - http://lavendaire.com ——————————— FILMED & EDITED BY AILEEN XU { M U S I C } ▸ Feki - Nothing Lasts Forever | https://soundcloud.com/fekibeats/noth... { G E A R } ▸ editing | Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 ▸ camera | Canon T4i - http://amzn.to/140CbOj ▸ lens | Sigma 30mm f/1.4 - http://amzn.to/1B3lNJR ▸ mic | Rode Videomic Shotgun - http://amzn.to/1BKzSdD ▸ lighting | http://amzn.to/1BHlzpV ——————————— { A B O U T } I’m Aileen, a lifestyle vlogger sharing knowledge and inspiration on becoming your best self and creating your dream life. Lavendaire follows my journey as I discover how to create a life I love—one filled with beauty, meaning, and purpose, and never short of inspiring travels, amazing music, and awesome people. Subscribe to Lavendaire to get inspired by new videos weekly! http://bit.ly/sublavendaire
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Lavendaire (6 months ago)
If you want to see more about organization and tidying - check out my latest Konmari decluttering video! → Declutter With Me (KonMari) | Spring Cleaning My Closet | https://bit.ly/2IU39MU
Y S (4 months ago)
Hi! Thanks for sharing the checklist--is there a functioning link? Thanks!
britni poole (17 days ago)
Love your videos💕
Damian Abeyta (24 days ago)
FailGirlGamer (2 months ago)
I love your hair
allen ung (2 months ago)
Go Rowland Raiders!
Ash Cash (3 months ago)
I think envisioning how you want your space and life are veey important first steps. I know you have already done this and recommend it in your videos and workbook.
T collz5 (3 months ago)
Thank you so much for this!! I’m absolutely broke and just moved into a small apartment to start my first big girl job and needed this but didn’t have time/money to spare to purchase the book or set aside time to read it. Maybe it’s lazy (it is) but I really appreciate you summarizing it and including a check list!! Really appreciate it 💕
Julia van Oosten (3 months ago)
What if your floor is to tiny?
Ana Clara Barreiros (4 months ago)
I am so glad I found this video and the Kon Mari organization series 💙💙
Seth Schilling (4 months ago)
I have been reading this and always stop, due to distractions. Thanks for the list and I will get on finishing the book.
Alexandria (4 months ago)
Honestly I had low expectations for this video because it's only 7 minutes long and I didn't think you'd be able to fit all the information in it. I was wrong! You did amazing at fitting in all the main points and explaining them. Very well made video :) This is perfect for anyone who is too lazy to read the book lol
Angie Pollema (5 months ago)
Isn't here name just "Maree"? Have I been mispronouncing it all along?
DooM TommY YT (6 months ago)
Lol I thought this was the dance tidy
Lucy Evans (6 months ago)
i am so inspired and happy i cant stop smiling <33333 i want to tidy up NOW and i feel like i w ill actually enjoy it and im looking farward to my home after the big tidy and the thought of waking my things up and giving them a place to rest is so... i dont know how to say but it gives me so much energie i have been watching your videos for a while and all of them inspire me so much and somehow i havent seen this one yet... until now man im so motivated!!!!!!!!!!!!
hut sails (7 months ago)
I like the idea of a designated spot for everything. You have great style.
Alexandra Burrowes (7 months ago)
janewright315 (7 months ago)
Now how do we discard those members of the household who refuse to put things away or wipe them down after use, creating a wreck you constantly have to clean and tidy?
Dream Drawer (7 months ago)
I got the manga adaption of the book and only just realised that the original is a book
Lolitasworlddd _ (8 months ago)
I have been watching your videos since last week. I have been so eager to tidy up my life and donate the things that don't make me happy anymore. I love how your channel is literally so airy and light! Thank you. I hope you keep making these videos. You are really inspiring. I definitely​ have to check out your podcast.
Lillian Black (8 months ago)
I did it about two years ago and I’ve never been a materialist since, and I never felt a hole or absence without what I cleaned. It WORKS!
Jackie PT (8 months ago)
Yay more stuff for goodwill!! I love giving stuff to goodwill
Twinkletoesss27 (8 months ago)
I recently read this book and just found you video. It was the best one I've seen so far that explains her entire book!! Thank you for including the little parts like how she says things are alive and to thank them. This part of her book just meant so much to me! Great video =) And oh my gosh, THANK YOU for the check list!!! I am so much of a check list person and I was going to have to carry her book around with me while I was cleaning so thank you!!
rainy (9 months ago)
It is pronounced Kamari not conmari
paperzing (9 months ago)
So happy I found you...I'm starting my journey. ❤
SilverTongue (9 months ago)
I just love your energy! 💓💓
Poonam Bansal (9 months ago)
A very easy explanation on decluttering Very helpfull to me
Bluntly Blondie (9 months ago)
She’s insane LOL cloths are the easiest?
Sonja Djurdjevic (9 months ago)
Amazing video 💗💫💖👼🌌💕🌀💌🌎
Alias m (10 months ago)
Wow you hair is unreal!!
Emily Eshraghi (10 months ago)
Awesome! Thanks!
A TISOY (10 months ago)
New subby! I’m obsessed! Thanks for your content :)
Evil Eye Wytchery (10 months ago)
Your hair is fabulous! Also your videos are amazing. Keep up the good work!
JustifyJustin (10 months ago)
How does the "spark joy" concept play out for functional items? I'm looking to organize/clean my study/workshop. Holding a set of screw drivers and asking "does this spark joy?" will probably end in a "no" answer - but throwing them in the bin would be a disaster... it would seem that Kondo's system comes from a female/Japanese centric approach where few functional items are owned and mainly cosmetic (clothes, books etc.)?
Kay F (10 months ago)
Lavendaire Hey girl special request girl; Can you do a video of folding the konmarie way?
Melissa Lynn (11 months ago)
This is SO good!
DASH BARKS (11 months ago)
Great book review!! This inspired me to finish the book and implement some of these techniques into my cleaning lifestyle!
Faith Crudup (11 months ago)
I love your aesthetic ☺️✨
김민재 (11 months ago)
Love the clear teaching♡
phoenixrizn (1 year ago)
You have created a wonderful summary of the key points, as well as brought to life underlying ideas that I didn't fully pick up on when I read the books. Thanks for your clarity and inspiration—I now have a deeper grasp on the bigger idea!
anon 77 (1 year ago)
It's nice to hear you're doing this as a continuing process. I don't have enough vacation time to do it all as one event.
Jade Hodouto (1 year ago)
CAN you do a draw my life please ,I am sure that if you do one it will be perfect like you 👌🏾
jinal bhuptani (1 year ago)
Great vedio...i m sooo inspired..i started this method today..thank u Aileen for everything..u look stunning n cute too😘...love😊
I'm reading the book now and planning on tackling it this weekend! Thanks for the tips!
Life the Wild Ride (1 year ago)
I saw this being done by someone else on youtube and then saw your video. I am hooked will be starting this HUGE project tomorrow. We have been in our house for many years so it will take LOTS of time to get it complete but i will record as much as we can. thanks for sharing.
bianca canas (1 year ago)
Looking at this video then at my pile of clothes on the floor.. *sigh*
Mae Ching (1 year ago)
Thank you so much for introducing KonMari into my life. Her book indeed tremendously change the way I shop for my clothes and the way I keep my closet. Before, I can't find an attire to wear from a mountain of clothes I have. Now, I have so many attire to wear with few pieces of clothes I kept --such a magic indeed! More power to you, Lavendaire.
Faigy Liebermann (1 year ago)
Watch our take on the konmarie method/watch?v=y3k7K4_j6U8
Calida (1 year ago)
Wow! I think... I think I can do this! Thank you!
96melodii (1 year ago)
gonna throw away all my school stuff cause it doesn't bring me joy
Leo (1 year ago)
Why not get an original idea instead of plagiarizing others work! Mentioning something is one thing, disseminating material directly from someone else's work isn't cool
Pragya Tiwari (1 year ago)
Go to 1:48 to get straight to the point.
Angel Kitty (1 year ago)
Hi, new subscriber here. 😊 I love ❤️ your advice, energy and style! I feel like I learn something new from each of your videos! I've only watched a couple so far so I'm not sure if run e-courses or not but I definitely think you'd be a successful teacher and / or life coach! 🤗
Miss Observer (1 year ago)
You had my heart at the first video.
francesca (1 year ago)
need to do this!!
Madison Hite (1 year ago)
I never know if it sparks joy or not. Like how can sweatpants spark joy ?
Two Hearts One Roof (1 year ago)
Ive just started this book so hoping it helps us declutter and refine all the items in our home!
Casually Matthew (1 year ago)
I absolutely love this. Cannot wait to download and read this book. So excited.
skyphlox (1 year ago)
oh the sadness of being too young to decide what i can and cannot throw away
Ben Widdup (1 year ago)
I love this because I think objects do have energy / memory as everything in the universe is vibrational energy and the point you mentioned of reactivating an object that has become dormant is a real thing!
Humble Eurus (1 year ago)
Organise by category and not location? Good God I don't even know where most of my stuff is XD
Özlem Güler (1 year ago)
Hmmm. I appreciated the summary and review of the book, so thankyou for that. I feel, however, that if I was (hypothetically) the author, I would be unhappy that you haven't referred people to just go and buy my material, because after all, the method is in there, and the content and credit is my rightful livelihood; instead, you have taken someone else's intellectual property (and business?) and given it to people without copyright permissions.... Please reconsider the ethics of what you're offering in this otherwise great video, and what intentions you're actually putting out there. I mean this in good faith, so please take it that way. In the interest of integrity and ethics, just make sure information is 'free commons' before disseminating. You could possibly get into legal trouble (?). Otherwise, you have a beautiful presence.
Fari (1 year ago)
i loved this book. a year on I'm still not perfect, but i think her ideas are for life. however i think she's NOT about minamalalism at all, she's more about exactly that tidying up. you can have A LOT of things which "spark joy" but as long as they get used or serve a purpose,it's all good
Molly Rose (1 year ago)
it's so funny that this book popped up in my feed because I just got the book today! I didn't even search for it....sort of creepy
Tuyêt Nga Mai (1 year ago)
She talk too much, nervous
Guliya Fayzullina (1 year ago)
Thank you for your video. it is informative and inspirational.
Buddha Girl (1 year ago)
You are lovely.
Alysia Ladon (1 year ago)
this makes me want to get started. thanks!
Alexandra Oanca (1 year ago)
i know this might come as overly critical of Marie Kondo's tidying method, but I find it is mainly devoted to 'creative professionals', freelancers and housewifes, or other people who can choose always how to dress and are working mostly in the home. For these groups, it makes sense to dress for joy and dress-up when they are at home. For ex, loungewear and sclubby clothes are very frowned up; and she even encourages women to always dress with elegant nightgowns (grrr, this last part I find vey Stepford Wife-like). While I can understand this for individuals working at home, most people have dress codes at work, which do not necessarily spark joy. These clothes are useful and you should feel confident and comfortable in them but they do not spark joy by default.
S Williamson (1 year ago)
I am wondering about stuff that has a purpose like say exercising clothes, tights/pantyhose, painting/cleaning clothing, those clothes that feel good to lounge in but aren't in good shape or spark any kind of emotion about.... things that you have no feelings about that would never spark joy but you need . I have a pair of snow pants that are so ugly but I don't use often and would never want to spend money on another pair...how do you decide about items like that because I'm running into too many items like this . Thank you so much for the cheat sheets. I'm just getting started at this and your vid was suggested. It was the first I've watched of yours and I'm very impressed ...instant subscribe . You are stunning and your hair is gorgeous!
Lavendaire (1 year ago)
keep what you know you're gonna use :) be practical too
asmcriminaL (1 year ago)
The "image" checklist is small in resolution. It's blurry and tough to read.
Lavendaire (1 year ago)
you have to input your email to get the high res PDF. if you don't want to, that's okay too - there are tons of other checklists online
Elle Falconer (1 year ago)
Where is that sweater from?
Lisa Klein (1 year ago)
thanks for the video, you made it very clear and easy to understand what the book is about =)
Aalliyah Doyley (1 year ago)
thanks for the checklist! :)
Paintmeblueagain (2 years ago)
I love you!
Dabney Fountain (2 years ago)
Good tips. If i were to place all my books on the floor, i would have no room to walk; and i would need a chiropractor the following day from all the bending over. Have i let my clutter go on too long?
Lavendaire (2 years ago)
hahah it's okay! i totally get you. baby steps! :)
lidette van wyk (2 years ago)
I am only learning all this now..read the book...done my clothes wow!!.it's magic...I want to read this again...I feel...calmness defending...not perfect yet hardly!!
mthrofzion1 (2 years ago)
Thank you
Sarah Kester (2 years ago)
You have such a calming presence. Loved this!
Kendal (2 years ago)
This is so good
Aryanaaa (2 years ago)
my first baby is due in a month... no better timing for tidying and these tips are faaaaab :))))))
Raney Clay (4 months ago)
Aryanaaa How is your baby?
chan Akira (2 years ago)
this is so hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
George MacDonald (2 years ago)
I am reconciling Marie Kondo and Mr. Money Mustache's differences with alcohol. two bags of clothes down.
Evelin Haavamäe (2 years ago)
Very good video and covers everything written in the book. :)
Violet R (2 years ago)
I watched this video for about 10 seconds then subscribed! I can't wait to discover all of your other videos. xx
kc (2 years ago)
Just bought the book! Can't wait to dig into it and start this process. I'm over spring and fall material cleansing and renewals. One big release sounds cathartic and intense! Thanks for the review
Jennifer W (2 years ago)
I was really surprised with the bookshelf. I thought I'd already decluttered them as far down as possible, but found more room, enough to make it look pretty - with an actual theme! I' m really excited. Momentos: If small, see if you can turn it into an album with baseball card organizers or page protectors! If they are bigger, see if you can USE them. For instance, if you have a favorite college blanket "throw," can you get rid of a DIFFERENT throw and replace it with this one?
John Saka (2 years ago)
you know the part where Marie Kondo tells you not to listen to music, well this video would have been perfect without the annoying music. No offense
Lavendaire (2 years ago)
haha i know! too late now
Ella Marie (2 years ago)
I've seen this book recommended everywhere!! Love the tips :) It's just moved up on my reading list. Just subbed
Katherine Y (2 years ago)
your konmari videos are so awesome! ^__^
Kami Lee (2 years ago)
you're the real mvp for that checklist
Emer Parker (2 years ago)
Fantastic video. I can't believe I am saying these words - I am excited about tiding up!! Check list printed and I am off to gather my clothes together.
pnrex (2 years ago)
Instant subscribe.
Lavendaire (2 years ago)
instant heart <3
Thought she kept saying Condom.
Kristi Chapel (2 years ago)
Thank you so much for all of your KonMari videos! The folding demos are especially helpful to me. I read the book yesterday and started tackling my clothes today. I can't wait to see how my home looks after I'm done. Your videos help me by giving a visual demonstration of the principles explained in the book. It helps me to be able to see it rather than try to visualize it in my head - I've learned that I'm not terribly good at that. So...wow, this got long... but thank you!
GidgetSwim72 (2 years ago)
I went to the website & subscribed, but the PDF did not download, the link is broken.
Lavendaire (2 years ago)
you have to click confirm in your email so it takes you to the thank you page! (bit.ly/1syBLez)
cherrybonbon (2 years ago)
I loved this! Especially the link between tidying and starting a new chapter in your life. New subbie.
Lavendaire (2 years ago)
+cherrybonbon81 :)
Bailey Hugo (2 years ago)
You are so amazing! I loved this video. Thank you!
Kaushalya Gamlath (2 years ago)
Hi @lavendaire thanks for the lovely video, very positive vibes here. I lived in Japan for about 8-9 years during my Uni years as well as when I worked as a professional. The customs that Marie Kondo practices are everyday customs that Japanese people/culture/ society has embedded into their daily life. Honestly it really meant what attitude of gratitude was towards daily life back then and life was in an orderly manner ( It helped tremendously as I live with a Japanese family for two years and have many host families in Japan ;) ) . I won't say that I was the tidiest but practicing attitude of gratitude on daily basis put life in perspective. After my time in Japan, I returned back home to Australia , lived in NY, London and slowly little by little returned back to my usual ways. Honestly even when I'm tidy, I feel that my life is a living mess !!!!. After coming across her two books and reading them both in one go, really put everything in perspective. The values that were forgotten and the customs that really meant something to me back then came back !!! just by reading her books cleared my head space,!! She is truly an amazing person and what she has written on both these books are just what everyone needs for their daily life. It connects with your life and absolutely love her method and the way of thinking ,!!! Really appreciate her work and also thank you again for your wonderful video. :)
Lavendaire (2 years ago)
+Kaushalya Gamlath :) that's really great to hear. I'm glad that Marie Kondo helped you reconnect with that aspect of life again
Crystal Moon (2 years ago)
Why did I feel like crying when the video reached 5 mins? 😭 this is so helpful. Thanks for sharing with those of us that don't have her book 😊
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