Cleanliness is next to enlightenment, says a Japanese bestseller in which a Buddhist monk explains the traditional meditative techniques that will help cleanse your house and subsequently your soul. And let’s not forget the KonMari method that became a trend back in 2014 – when a book written by the Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo was translated into English- suggesting to organize our spaces by only keeping those things that “spark joy’’.
hese are only two of the many examples that highlight the importance of focusing on space self- care, thus, having our space organized and clean, in order to feel calm, refreshed, happier and more fulfilled.
Key tips for your space
It’s important to actively make your home, your room or your office a space you want to be in.
- Select colors that lift you up
- Prefer accessories that help you focus
- Houseplants can have a great impact on creating a healthy space
- Mind the lighting: Soft and yellowish light reduces tension!
- Get rid of unnecessary items you don’t use
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5 ways for effective DECLUTTERING to practice Space Self-Care
Based on the KonMari method
#1 Declutter your space at once
It is sometimes better to tidying everything at once instead of in small steps
#2 Organize your stuff in a specific order
Begin with clothes then books, papers, miscellany, and mementos.
#3 Keep the tidying up process personal
Avoid any outside influences that might sway your opinion one way or another.
#4 Εmbrace changes
Be ready to acquire a new mindset regarding clutter and organization and get rid of unnecessary items.
#5 First discard, then organize
After removing the clutter, it’ s time to organize the items you plan to keep