4 Steps to Konmari your Jewellery Box
Decluttering is not only about getting rid of unwanted or unused items, it’s also about clearing the mind. Throwing out the old. It’s a great way to feel refreshed and reinvigorated and brings a real sense of achievement.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re bound to have heard about the decluttering phenomenon that has been sweeping the nation, Konmari. Charity shops have even reported a dramatic increase in donations for this time of year.
What is Konmari?
If you’re an avid watcher of ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ then you’ll know all about it. If you’re a novice then luckily for you the series is on Nexflix. Konmari is the Japanese art of decluttering and has been bought to people’s attention by professional organiser Marie Kondo. Practising Konmari involves examining your belongings and asking yourself if it ‘sparks joy’? The idea is to just keep hold of things that have a real purpose and meaning to you. It is about being ruthless and living a simple, clutter-free life. Home and mind.
If the thought of tackling your home is filling you with dread and panic why not start with something small, such as your jewellery collection. Jewellery collections can tend to get out of control over the years as jewellery isn’t something we want to throw away. It can spur memories and hold sentimental value.
4 simple steps to Konmari your jewellery collection;
Important note; This isn’t for the fainthearted or a time for indecisiveness. It would make the process of a declutter pointless if you end up hanging on to most of your belongings. Be decisive.
1) Before starting to declutter your jewellery collection, remove the sentimental items that you definitely want to keep and place to one side.
2) Now time to get serious. Take out any damaged jewellery that is beyond repair.
3) Then move on to jewellery you simply don’t like anymore. What was I thinking?
4) Finally, take out any jewellery that you haven’t worn in the past 6 months. And remember to ask yourself with each piece you’re undecided about, does this spark joy? If not, you know what to do.
Stackers jewellery trays have been recognised by Marie Kondo herself as a great way to organise jewellery;
By the end of your ‘declutter’ you should be left with a streamline, much-loved jewellery collection with pieces that you get regular wear out of. Plus, a pile of unwanted jewellery. Don’t forget just because they no longer spark joy for you, they may do for someone else, be sure to take them to your local charity shop so someone else can enjoy them!
We’d love to see before and after pictures of your decluttering, tag us (@mystackers) on Insta!