🏡 KonMari 8-week tidy challenge
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Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo

🏡 KonMari 8-week tidy challenge

Use this plan as a guide for KonMari's 8 week challenge. For the complete challenge, visit the KonMari website: https://link.joinarrange.com/KonMari_Week1

  • 29 tasks
  • 27 hours

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  • 🏡 Review the KonMari basics

    Today, familiarize yourself with the six rules of tidying and Marie’s unique philosophy. If you haven’t read “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and “Spark Joy,” now is the perfect time. Watch a video explaining the 6 rules: https://link.joinarrange.com/konMari_challenge6rules

    • 30m
    • On event date
  • 🏡 Take before pictures of your space

    For the next two days, document your living space in its current state. Resist the urge to neaten up – these “before” pictures will serve as a reminder of how far you’ve come on your journey. Organize them in a special folder so you can see them at a glance. Want the full Week 1 Tidy Challenge list? Click here: https://link.joinarrange.com/KonMari_Week1

    • 30m
    • On event date
  • 🏡 Imagine your ideal living space

    Imagine your ideal lifestyle. Get specific! Goals like, “I want to live clutter-free,” or “I want a beautiful home,” are too broad – you’ll have to dive deeper. For today’s task, you’ll need a journal and a few moments to reflect on your own. Here's a further explanation: https://link.joinarrange.com/KonMari_imagineyourlifestyle

    • 30m
    • 0 weeks after
  • 🏡 Make a vision board to clarify your goals

    Using your journal entries as a guide, create a board that visually represents your ideal lifestyle. Cut out images and words from magazines to make a compelling collage of your desires – or draw them if you’re feeling inspired. Pinterest makes vision boarding a breeze: https://link.joinarrange.com/pinterest

    • 60m
    • 0 weeks after
  • 🏡 Create your clothing pile

    Gather all of your clothing in one spot to fully assess how much you own. Be thorough: Coats in the hall closet and seasonal clothes in the attic have to come along for the ride, too – no stowaways! If you live with multiple people, focus only on your items.

    • 60m
    • 1 week after
  • 🏡 "Joy check" your clothing

    Start by taking out three items of clothing from your pile that unequivocally spark joy. Hold them in your hands and take note of how they make you feel. Once you’ve determined what joy feels like for you, you can apply the joy check to all of your belongings. Here's a blog post explaining what "sparking joy" means: https://link.joinarrange.com/KonMari_sparkingjoy

    • 120m
    • 1 week after
  • 🏡 Separate & store the items you're keeping

    Donate, sell, or recycle the items you're letting go of so they don’t end up in a landfill, and store what you chose to keep. To decide where to store something is to give it a home – make sure your belonging are easy to take out and, most importantly, easy to put away. To maximize space in closets, shelves and drawers, Marie recommends folding clothes this way so they stand upright: https://link.joinarrange.com/KonMari_foldingvideo

    • 60m
    • 1 week after
  • 🏡 Organize your closet

    Arrange the items in your closet so they rise to the right. Hang longer and heavier items on the left – clothing should get shorter, the material thinner and the color lighter as you move from left to right. In case you want more detail, here's the full tidy challenge week 2 list: https://link.joinarrange.com/KonMari_Week2

    • 30m
    • 1 week after
  • 🏡 Gather all your books & magazines

    Scour your space for all reading materials – from paperback novels and hardcover anthologies to cookbooks, art books and textbooks – and gather them all in one spot. Pick up each book one at a time, hold it close and see if it sparks joy. Separate your pile into 2 and place the ones that bring you joy back onto your bookshelf. Visit this link for the full summary of Week 3 to-do's: https://link.joinarrange.com/KonMari_week3

    • 120m
    • 2 weeks after
  • 🏡 Make a paper pile

    Gather all your papers in one spot. Discard all those except those currently in use, needed for a limited period of time, or must be kept indefinitely. Papers that go include coupons, business cards and junk mail (sayonara!).

    • 120m
    • 3 weeks after
  • 🏡 Review VIP papers extra carefully

    Very Important Papers – tax returns, financial records and legal documents – should be considered carefully when tidying, but most do not need to be kept forever. Be sure to shred those that you no longer need. Other categories that should be evaluated include: Warranties - Discard those that are expired. Instruction manuals - Recycle them as you can find them online. Course materials and lecture notes - These documents are valuable while you’re taking the class – but afterwards, not so much. Holding on to them can actually prevent you from applying what you’ve learned. Mindfully discard them.

    • 30m
    • 3 weeks after
  • 🏡 Make a pending box

    A pending box is essential for keeping your papers tidy. This holds any documents that require action – like outstanding bills and unread mail. Store papers upright. This will force you to confront the items in your pending box more frequently. For the full list of Week 4 Tidy Challenge to-do's, visit this link: https://link.joinarrange.com/KonMari_week4

    • 30m
    • 3 weeks after
  • 🏡 Sort komono into subcategories

    Komono is a large category – it’s best to tidy by sub-category so you know how much you have in each group. Today, gather all of your miscellaneous belongings in one place – everything from office stuff and athletic equipment to scented candles and sewing supplies. For the full rundown of week 5, reference this link: https://link.joinarrange.com/KonMari_week5

    • 120m
    • 4 weeks after
  • 🏡 Tidy equipment, supplies, & electronics

    Today, focus on the functional items you use regularly – from cleaning supplies and office accessories to the cables and cords that keep you connected. And don’t forget the fun stuff that supports your favorite hobbies – like tennis balls, snowshoes, origami paper, and ikebana flowers frogs.

    • 30m
    • 4 weeks after
  • 🏡 Tidy the kitchen – and cook!

    Kitchen komono encompasses everything from spices to the spice rack. Start with storage containers and appliances. Take this opportunity to wipe down cabinet shelves, clean inside drawers, and spruce up the fridge. Then move onto foodstuffs and discard any expired items from the pantry and refrigerator. Use any produce that needs to be eaten soon. Marie's favorite recipes can be found here: https://link.joinarrange.com/KonMari_recipes

    • 120m
    • 4 weeks after
  • 🏡 Spice up your pantry

    For a kitchen that sparks joy – and inspires you to use it – transfer bulk goods into clear containers, and add a label for the item’s name and expiration date. Use baskets and boxes to organize dry goods and snacks by category.

    • 30m
    • 4 weeks after
  • 🏡 Tidy bedding, bath, & beauty supplies

    Today, tidy all of your linens and bedding – including those you don’t use regularly. Bedding stored indefinitely often smells of mildew. Take a whiff and tidy accordingly. After bedding, move on to bath and beauty supplies: This sub-category includes all your lotions, potions, and soaking salts. Discard any products that are expired or past their prime.

    • 60m
    • 4 weeks after
  • 🏡 Tidy tools

    Depending on how handy you are, today may be easy or daunting. Whether you have a garage full of tools or a drawer with a few loose nails and a hammer in it, follow the usual steps: 1) Pile everything in one spot. 2) Keep items that spark joy. 3) Store like with like.

    • 30m
    • 5 weeks after
  • 🏡 Tidy digital files

    Today, tidy digital komono by sub-category; as you determine what to keep and what to delete, use joy and necessity as your criterion – your banking app might not give you a thrill of delight, but you should keep it if it helps you stay on top of your finances. Read more about Marie's work life philosophy: https://link.joinarrange.com/KonMari_joyatwork

    • 60m
    • 5 weeks after
  • 🏡 Collect your sentimental items

    Today, gather all of your sentimental items in one spot. As you do, emotions might rise to the surface – this is natural. It’s normal to fear that you’ll lose the memories tied to them if you let them go. But worry not: truly precious memories will never vanish, even if you discard the objects associated with them. Here's Marie's explanation for showing your items gratitude: https://link.joinarrange.com/KonMari_practicinggratitude

    • 60m
    • 5 weeks after
  • 🏡 Tidy journals, letters, & heirlooms

    Turn your attention to your precious papers – diaries, love letters, treasured notes and personal journals – and any family heirlooms or items you’ve inherited. As you joy-check each item, remember that it’s not the memories of past experiences you should treasure, but the person you’ve become because of them. Here is the full week 6 scope: https://link.joinarrange.com/KonMari_week6

    • 60m
    • 5 weeks after
  • 🏡 Tidy photos

    Use joy as your barometer and only keep photos that bring a smile to your face. Discard duplicates; and if you have several versions of the same shot, save only your favorite. To take your tidying to the next level, scan your photos into digital albums.

    • 60m
    • 5 weeks after
  • 🏡 Tidy memorabilia, artwork, souvenirs, & trophies

    Items that remind you of past people and events – think ticket stubs, playbills, baseball cards and refrigerator magnets from your travels – and all your well-deserved trophies and awards. As you tidy, dig deep. Are these items serving you in the present moment – and do they have a place in your future?

    • 30m
    • 6 weeks after
  • 🏡 Create a gallery wall or scrapbook with your favorite mementos

    Instead of filing these masterpieces away, put them on display! Create a gallery wall where you can fully enjoy each piece! Alternatively, if you have belongings that spark joy but no place to put them – like a piece of an old baby blanket or lace from a wedding veil – add them to a scrapbook. This way you can enjoy these objects regularly, instead of hiding them in a drawer. Framebridge makes creating gallery walls super easy: https://link.joinarrange.com/Framebridge_gallerywalls

    • 60m
    • 6 weeks after
  • 🏡 Give everything a home

    "The aim of storage is to give every item a home – a designated spot for it to rest and recharge when not in use. As you work, keep Marie’s four principles of storage in mind: If it’s foldable, fold it! Stand it upright. Store in one spot. Divide storage spaces into square compartments. Review the entire scope of the Tidy Challenge Week 7: https://link.joinarrange.com/KonMari_week7

    • 60m
    • 6 weeks after
  • 🏡 Maximize wall space

    Hanging organizers make it easy to see your belongings at a glance – and turn blank walls into storage spaces. Try them in rooms that house a lot of gear – like playrooms, garages and workshops. Check out Marie's favorite hanging organizers: https://link.joinarrange.com/KonMari_wallorganization

    • 30m
    • 6 weeks after
  • 🏡 Make your space spark joy

    Today, revisit your vision board and journal entries from Week 1. Think about the changes you can make to your environment so it aligns with your wishes and dreams. For the full list of Week 8 activities, visit this link: https://link.joinarrange.com/KonMari_week8

    • 30m
    • 7 weeks after
  • 🏡 Level up your closet or create your power spot

    Think of your closet as a private extension of your room, a space where you are free to do whatever you want. Make sure your clothes rise to the right (see Day 14) and add joyful touches like photos, artwork, or treasured mementos. If you have a walk-in closet, take advantage of the space to create a mini sanctuary. If your closet isn't an option, find another room or even a shelf you can make into your own private oasis.

    • 30m
    • 7 weeks after
  • 🏡 Personalize cleaning supplies

    Let’s be real – cleaning supplies are pretty meh to look at. Increase their joy factor by tying ribbons around the necks of bottles and containers and removing garish labels – just be sure to keep the list of ingredients visible for safety reasons. To minimize single-use plastics, fill up reusable glass canisters at zero-waste refill stations.

    • 30m
    • 7 weeks after
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