Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizing consultant, and a best-selling author was the person behind the famous decluttering method. She sold millions of copies of her book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” and was even invited by Ellen in her show.
The first tip in the tidying process is to make sure that you are committed and willing to let go of the things that you don’t even use. Try asking yourself these questions, “Did I used this over the past year?”, “Am I only holding on to this because of sentimental value?”, “Will I use this in the near future?”
If you follow this proven method, we are sure that it will bring a sparkle of joy in your life. To even give you move idea, here’s a video of Marie Kondo herself demonstrating how to fold clothes, the KonMari way.
Moving is no easy task. From the decision of moving to the actual day, it takes a lot of thinking and consideration. To avoid getting stressed, take a look at these five common moving and packing mistakes.
Mistake Number 1: Not using Bubble wraps
Bubble wraps may cost you an extra, but it is better than to see your favorite figurines in pieces. Do not use newspaper to avoid inks transferring to your belongings.
Mistake Number 2: Packing prohibited items
Flammables, Pets, Perishable foods, and Ammunitions are handled differently. They need special arrangements and must be declared way before the move. If you need to move these kinds of items, talk with your mover first. Don’t even try sneaking in to avoid getting charges on the day of your move.
Mistake Number 3: Not Planning until the last minute
Moving day is a big day not only for you but to the movers as well. Avoid delays, help your movers, plan early!
Mistake Number 4: Rolling clothes
We are all taught in school and boy scout camps that rolling clothes is the best way to save space. However, based on the experience of many travelers, Flat folding is the real winner. Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizing consultant, proves this is her book. You can get a glimpse of it through an article in Reader’s Digest.
Mistake Number 5: Overfilling boxes
Putting more items than what the box can hold will damage the things inside and will even put the movers in possible danger. To prevent this, use smaller boxes for heavy things and larger boxes for lighter ones.