To Keep or Not to Keep

Spring Is Coming!

Time to prepare our cosy, calm peaceful clutter-free stylish spaces again or maybe for the first time? The cold winter is the best time to start spring cleaning, starting indoor with your clothes throughout the house and then when the weather is getting warmer go to garage and garden.

You have probably heard of Marie Kondo – New York Times #1 best-selling book, ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ in 2014, and now 2019 she has her own Netflix series. She has taken tidying to a whole new level, her way to organize and tidying your house is called the  ‘KonMari Method’.  Her method focuses on how to properly simplify and organise your home just once and you will never have to do it again, how cool is that?!

Her Method encourages tidying by Category not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, kumono (miscellaneous items), and finally sentimental items. She says if you start with sentimental you will never get past that and will be looking at photographs and letters and forget the rest.

The key is to decide what to keep and what not to keep, keep only those things that speak and spark joy to you, this process of assessing how you feel about the things you own is really about examining your inner self.

Then follow KonMari folding method, here is her Basic Folding Method: KonMari Method | Basic Folding Method | KonMari   If you have children, the art of folding can be taught to your children starting as young as 3 years old, make it a fun chore with them.

For items that do not speak to you, do not keep them, thank them for their service – then let them go. When you thank them she believes it will avoid feeling guilty after letting them go. Why not donate them to charity or thrift shop, then we will feel good that somebody who needs them more will be able to use them.

Her central message is of mindful possession and appreciation, focusing on what truly matters to us. This philosophy is very similar to the Javanese culture which is to be grateful for what we have, respect our belongings, thankful for everything we have and even to pray or to ask permission from your home before starting to declutter your home.

Inspired by KonMari Method, here are some ideas for tiding up using Nyaman Living’s storage range; our Biru Antik dressers for the bedroom or living room, Kapal – boat storage for a bookshelf and of course our range beautiful baskets, here we use Bakul Belly – Basket for storage socks, hats, and scarfs.



Our baskets range has been on sale throughout January 2019, to take advantage of this,  don’t delay! only 3 days left. If you have missed this please sign up to our newsletter, on our Home Page or this page, to hear about similar offers.

KonMari Method | Basic Folding Method | KonMari