Marie Kondo is a well-known organizing coach and guru. Her style may be difficult at first but the result is astounding. Try to organize your tech using Marie Kondo-style.
Marie Kondo’s method of organizing has been popularized when her series was launched on Netflix. In the series “The Magic of Tidying Up”, Marie Kondo goes around different houses whose family needs help in organizing. Giving assignments to do and showing them how to do it. You too can organize your tech using Marie Kondo-style.
Here are some ways to organize your tech using Marie Kondo-style:
Marie Kondo breaks down the overall tasks into categories instead of rooms. Her list of categories are clothes, books, documents, komono (Japanese word of miscellaneous items), and sentimental. The tech gears and gadgets belong to the komono category.
Does it spark joy?
In the series, Kondo usually askes homeowners this question: “does this object spark joy?” And this will be the gauge of whether to keep or let go of the object.
Take a closer look at everything that you own. Be it old smartphones, smartwatches, gadgets, laptops, desktops, accessories, cords, plugs, or anything related to tech. Are they still around simply because you think that they might be of use in the future? Or is it because they represent certain memories?
Segregate the things that give sparking joy to those that don’t. It will come as a surprise when you find out that you have been keeping things that don’t give joy. When finished, explore whether they can still be used by any family member, friends, or thrift shops. Let us learn to say goodbye. Be sure to remove all personal information from any devices before passing it to someone or somewhere.
Organize your tech using Marie Kondo-style: mindfulness
Kondo believes that everything has a reason for being in our lives. Therefore, everything needs a place of its own to keep when not being used.
She doesn’t recommend putting stuff like cords just in a box and placing them in the closet. Instead, she recommends keeping the storage visually appealing and recognizable. When sorting for digital files, try to categorize them accordingly before choosing your hardware a place to occupy. Be mindful of where you placed your stuff.
Visualize what kind of life you want
In the process of organizing Kondo emphasizes visualization. Visualize the kind of life you want to live before even starting the process of organizing. Kondo says that normally we tend to organize things by storing them according to what is most convenient. Instead, she suggests storing things that reflect the kind of life we want. Do you find yourself leaving your smartphone just anywhere instead of putting it in its place? When you live the kind of life you want, it will bring peace of mind, joy, and improved productivity.
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