Marie Kondo has made tidying up your space the new hip thing to do.
If you’re not quite ready to go full Kondo on your space, the app “Get Rid of It” can help you purge at a slower, but still productive pace.
Just like Kondo, the app encourages you to get rid of things that “are not adding value to your life,” or in other words the “don’t spark joy”. Instead of dumping a bunch of things at once; however, it encourages you to work yourself up to a solid decluttering.
It’s Marie Kondo’s world now, and we’re all just trying to declutter in it.
On day one of using the app, you’re tasked with getting rid of just one thing. On day two, you bump that up to two things a day. That number keeps growing by one item a day until you reach 30.
As you get rid of each item, you’re encouraged to snap a picture to both remember the item and to track your progress. You also have the option to leave a note about how much that Blues Traveller CD or lava lamp meant to you in the 90s.
Presuming your month is a success, then you can start the process over again the next month, focusing on another area. The idea being that maybe month one is your home office, while month two tackles your bedroom (or wherever else needs a good decluttering).
The end result will be a tidier, more minimalist home, but you won’t have to get rid of everything at once to get there.