The Roanoker - May/June 2020 - 106

Cleaning
Your
Closet
the
KonMari
Way

written by Christy Rippel

M A RI E KON D O M A K E S GE T T I N G DRE S S E D E A S I E R .
WE'VE ALL SPENT MORE time at home than
we're used to due to COVID-19's presence in our
lives. While you've been forced inside, perhaps
you've noticed that disorganization and clutter are
contributing to a higher level of stress.
For most of us, our morning starts in our closet,
figuring out what to wear to tackle the day. If your
closet looks like a tornado ripped through it, consider
trying the KonMari Way.
Developed by Marie Kondo, whose blockbuster
bestselling book " The Life Changing Magic of
Tidying Up " and a follow-up Netflix series made her
a household name, the KonMari Way guides you on a
journey from sifting through your closet to considering
the value of your most sentimental possessions. But

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there's a reason why she starts with the closet-a tidy
one makes a considerable impact on your life, and can
encourage you to tackle even tougher jobs.
" When you are thinking about organization,
you need to think about what's possible for you to
maintain, " says Abby Hostetler, who helps Roanoke
area clients organize their homes and closets through
her business, Enhance.
So while you prepare to sif t through your
belongings, think about what type of order makes sense
for you. If you'd like to organize your clothing by color
but know you won't stick to it, don't set yourself up for
failure. Grab a trash bag and a donation box and head
to your bedroom, and get ready to be clutter-free, the
Marie Kondo way.

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