woman using tips from Marie Kondo

How to Pack So You Can Marie Kondo Your New Place

If you are obsessed with Marie Kondo and her strategies for decluttering and simplifying your life, then now, when you are embarking on a move, is the perfect time to employ a Kondo-like mindset. By using the moving tips below, you can ensure that your move is the first step in creating a more perfect life.

Tidy Up and Visualize

When planning a move in the Kondo style, the first thing you want to do is tidy up the space you’re in. That means going through and deciding what does and doesn’t bring you joy and what you want to keep, donate, or throw away. To help you make these decisions, try to visualize what your new space will look like and what objects or belonging you see being a part of your new life.

Pack According to Categories

Once you’ve done the hard work of sorting your belongings, you want to pack according to category to make sure that when you unpack, you know exactly where everything is. The easy way to do this is to group everything into boxes and to also pack smaller boxes of like items in larger boxes to keep them all together.

Greeting Your New Space

Last, if you genuinely want to invoke the spirit of Marie Kondo when moving, your last step will be greeting your new space and allowing it to tell you what it might need from you. Whether you are moving into a home or office, the best way to do this is to wait until your office movers in Las Vegas or moving company have left. Once alone, Kondo advises that you kneel in the center of your new place and, either silently or out loud, thank the space for welcoming and protecting you. It may seem silly or strange, but after greeting your space, you will feel more at ease, more comfortable, and ready to start a new life.