Back-to-school season usually means a refreshing change of schedule and, for many parents, fewer hours with kids in the house. This year, the way we use our homes for school, work, and leisure look very different–but that doesn’t mean we can’t harness some of that familiar fall energy and tackle clutter in a new way for a new reality. Join Sarah and longtime listener/community member Mandy Yang for a look at how the Konmari method of decluttering can serve us as we set up our homes for one of the stranger seasons in memory. We talk about repurposing items you already own, how to help kids part with their “treasures,” and why the Konmari method is so often misunderstood. Check it out!
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Links mentioned in this episode:
- Sign up for our monthly newsletter here. Our September issue will go out on Monday, September 7 and will include information about our giveaway of Sudio earphones as well as a handy list of all our active promo codes!
- @amongallofthis is Mandy’s Instagram – check out these specific posts:
- Among All Of This on Etsy (Mandy’s shop for labels and organizing products)
- Visit Mandy’s website to read more about her or hire her as a consultant: amongallofthis.com
- Visit konmari.com to find a consultant in your area
We also discussed Mandy’s Instagram post showing her entry closet, and how the labeled bins inspired Sarah to find a solution for the same Target Threshold Y-Weave Baskets (affiliate link):
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Is the closet half full or half empty? 🤔 This is the coat closet in our tiny entryway. We are a family of five. Top bins are for snow pants, winter stuff like gloves + hats, and the husband. The guy loves flashlights and baseball caps. Hanging to the left (out of sight) are my two coats and a jacket. Then the white jacket there belongs to the teen and the stuff to the right are the husbands’ gear for work. We have extra hangers for guests. My two younger girls hang up their coats by the garage door. In the cubbies are our shoes. Other than two of my kids sharing one, we each have our own space. When it’s full, a pair has to go before something new can come in. Another tip is to take off the door if you have a compact area like ours. No matter your space and family size, you can make it tidy by defining a home for each item and respecting the spatial limitations. How do you make a small space work? . . . . . #smallhomes #organizedcloset #tidyhousetidymind #simplelife #homeorganizationtips #minimalistmom #tidyhome #coatcloset #parentingtip #progressoverperfection #mykonmari #mariekondo #minimalisthome #organizationideas #homeorganizer #debtfree #clutterfreewithkids #declutteryourhome #clutter #konmarimethod