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KonMari Method Checklist

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KonMari Method Checklist

KonMari Method is decluttering with a minimalism-inspired approach to tackling tidying your home.

Committing yourself to tidy up by going through your entire house, category by category rather than room-by-room.

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The key question you need to ask yourself while decluttering is “Does it spark joy?”  This is a phrase commonly heard while watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. If it does not spark joy get rid of it.

“Keep things because you love them – not just because”

Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo is the author of the bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

KonMari Method Checklist

Tackling tidying your home
Tidy All At Once

Tidying a bit at a time never works.


Visualise your destination and your ideal lifestyle.


Tidy by category, not location. Sort everything into categories and subcategories and make piles.




Komono – Miscellaneous

Sentimental – Memories

Sparks Joy

Determine if the item “sparks joy” by holding it and asking the question.

Don’t focus solely on throwing things away, but what brings unhappiness, be sure to cherish what you love.

Give Thanks

Thank each item as you discard it.


Tidy every item in the right order.

Tidy by category, not location.

A Place

Find a permanent place for everything.

Discard First

Don’t put anything away until everything you that is going to be discarded has been removed.

Want to know more about Marie Kondo and what methodology she based her Konmari method around? It is based around the business manufacturing method 5S.

Marie Kondo – 5S The Powerful Methodology Behind KonMari

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Productivity Lean / Six Sigma
  • What is Six Sigma?

    Six Sigma methodology is not a mysterious magic solution but a well-studied and tested set of tools and techniques that aim to solve problems of inefficiency within your business or projects. These techniques consist of spotting and removing all those faults cluttering your processes and stopping them from running as smoothly and effectively as possible.

    Read More: Six Sigma Continuous Process Improvement

  • What is lean six sigma?

    Lean six sigma is a combination of two methodologies, lean manufacturing and six sigma, designed to improve processes to drive businesses toward increased efficiency, productivity and improved customer satisfaction.

    Read More:  Lean Six Sigma

  • Difference between six sigma, Lean and lean six sigma?

    Six sigma, lean, and lean six sigma are all focused on improving processes to create more value for the customer.

    Lean refers to removing waste in any process, while six sigma refers to optimizing a specific process. Lean focuses on reducing waste from a system, while six sigma’s goal is to improve quality.

    Read More:  Lean Six Sigma

  • Process Improvement Methodologies

    Process Improvement Methodologies are a way to identify inefficient processes that can affect your business's performance. These methodologies can be incorporated into your business to help increase its productivity and profits!

    Read More: Process Improvement Methodologies

  • Lean Methodology

    With the lean methodology, you are stripping back the wasteful aspects of your business and either fine-tuning existing processes or replacing them entirely.

    Read More: Lean Methodology: Optimising Business Processes

  • Toyota Lean Manufacturing Maximise Productivity

    Toyota lean manufacturing production system has 13 core pillars that guide them in their decisions and continuous improvement.

    Workers are central to the whole process and treated as a precious resource for the business

    Read More: Toyota Lean Manufacturing: Maximise Productivity and Efficiency

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