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“Spark Joy” With These Six Marie Kondo Techniques of Home Organization
Publish Date
October 14, 2019
Jesse Coody

Jesse Coody

Jesse Coody is a native Houstonian who installed his first roof at age thirteen. Ever since, he’s had a passion for construction. He holds over 20 years of project management and sales experience in residential and commercial construction. He graduated from SFA in 1998 with a degree in business, then he went on to manage and facilitate large-scale commercial projects, working on high profile projects, such as Alief High School, ABC Pest Control, and Goodwill. From there, he transitioned back to the Residential sector, preferring the client interaction and the project personality involved. He’s great at building relationships and solving problems. Jesse joined Hestia as a Renovation Specialist in 2017. Jesse loves to be outdoors and spends his free time fishing, camping, hunting, or at the beach. He also enjoys reading and being with his family and friends.

“Spark Joy” With These Six Marie Kondo Techniques of Home Organization

We aspire to sanity and order in our daily lives and strive to pare down, put away, and renovate thoughtfully.


That said, we’re always on the lookout for new ways for staying organized and on track to solving storage woes that don’t involve sacrificing style or living a possession-free, monastic life. With home renovations Houston, you can accomplish the purpose to a large extent.


At Hestia, we believe in better living through organization and what better way than applying Marie Kondo techniques to creating a new living environment.


Decluttering expert, Marie Kondo, delivers guidance for next level tidying in her #1 New York Times bestselling guide, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.


Kondo’s approach to simplifying spaces is to clear clutter through choosing only to keep items that “spark joy.”


Kon Mari for Every Room


A signature strategy repeated throughout the KonMari method is to “tidy by category, not by location.” For this reason, the KonMari way is perfect for every room in every home. Thoughtful home renovations Houston can help to simplify spaces and create clean lines for the ideal KonMari starting point.


“The KonMari way is perfect for every room in every home.”

Living Room


decluttered living roomLiving rooms function as a “togetherness” spot, and that consideration will influence the selection and arrangement of furniture, finishes, and objects. There is no need to get rid of all decor that makes you happy. Simply arrange them on a shelf in a deliberate and thoughtful way.




Cleanliness in the kitchen is of the utmost importance. Clear, spotless surfaces allow cooking to become more enjoyable. Utilize pantry space for food and container storage.




Bedrooms are where we relax and recharge. Glowy lighting and aromatic candles that induce spa-like sensations will set the tone for bedroom spaces. Clean linens and few objects are the keys to Marie Kondo bedrooms.




Does your bathroom spark joy? If space is not suitable, it may be necessary to consider making renovations Houston. In many cases, cleanliness is the key. Clean the countertops and store toiletries in closets and cabinets.




closetIf you do not have a walk-in closet, home renovations Houston is something to consider. Walk-in closets are small, beautiful rooms that spark joy. Stash off-season clothes out of sight and hang frequently used clothing.


The KonMari tidying process is not about decluttering your house or making it look neat at the moment, but rather it is a lifestyle. Embracing the method means that you will never relapse into clutter, as you will live in a perpetual state of tidying. Your spaces will align with your values and will translate into an overall feeling of joy.


Here are six techniques that will help you get started:


Commit Yourself


The KonMari Method requires reading and internalizing. Getting started requires a commitment of both time and effort. Stay the course, and the commitment will pay off. If you get stuck or discouraged, employ the expertise of a Hestia interior design expert who will recommend appropriate home renovations Houston to give you a jump start.


Envision the Ideal


Visualize the type of home you want to live in and how it makes you feel. Imagine the ways in which decluttering would improve your lifestyle. Create a vision board, journal your ideas, or sketch out your vision and revisit in times of confusion or discouragement.


Discard First


proper storage in the homeStoring rather than discarding increases the likelihood of a clutter relapse. Owning objects that are not needed and do not “spark joy” will inevitably lead to them being scattered about in the future. The first step in tidying is to discard first so that you have an understanding of how much space you will actually need for storage.


Tidy by Category



It seems intuitive to clean and tidy one room at a time. However, as you likely know, that approach is not effective. The end result is that objects are shuffled from room to room. Tidying by category means approaching types of objects one at a time regardless of which place they are located.


“Tidying by category means approaching objects one at a time regardless of which place they are located.”

For example, if you have books lying in several different rooms, gather them all up to assess how much space you actually need for them all. This method also illuminates whether it is time for home renovations Houston.


Respect the Order


A key strategy of KonMari is to tidy in the appropriate order:


  • Clothes
  • Books
  • Papers
  • Komono (miscellany)
  • Sentimental Items

When you deviate from this order, you will notice that hours have slipped away without much progress. The order begins with practical and ends with emotional so that there are few distractions while you build traction.


Does It “Spark Joy?”


The most important criteria for whether to keep or discard an object is whether or not it “sparks joy.” While making a decision, engage as many senses as possible, and pay attention to how you respond to the object. If it makes you light, keep it. If it makes you heavy, discard it.


Organizing your home may seem overwhelming, and there are professionals at Hestia who can help. Many times the process will include renovating spaces, adding storage, and creating clean lines. Remember that KonMari is a lifestyle that will leave you with a sense of gratitude and appreciation for your life in general.


For Exciting Home Renovations Houston, Get in Touch with Hestia Home Services


With the help of our professional team, home renovations will become an enjoyable experience for you and your family. Call us at (832) 871-5577 today!



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