If you haven’t seen the hit Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” than it’s time you do! Our cleaning professionals here at Best Clean Ever love the way that Marie Kondo has helped thousands of people find ways to reduce clutter in their homes and feel more comfortable in their spaces. One of the number one things people who take advantage of our house cleaning services say is that they didn’t know how much a clean, tidy house would change their lives. Our cleaning company, like Marie Kondo, believes in the life-changing magic of tidying up!

And while we offer a variety of house cleaning services, including one-time deep cleans, end-of-tenancy cleaning, and power washing, we can’t help you reduce the number of things you have in your home. Decluttering is a very personal process, and it forces you to confront why you have the objects that you do in your home. We all collect things that are meaningful to our own personality and tastes, or things that are given to us or inherited, like that blue cat vase from your grandma. But do you really need that floral maxi-dress you’ve worn once? Or the fake ficus tree in your entryway? Marie Kondo would say yes, if it sparks joy! In today’s blog we’ll be taking a closer look at this particular house cleaning process.

If you decide to embark on the full KonMari method and would like some help with the upkeep after you’ve decluttered, then get in touch with Best Clean Ever in Raleigh and we’ll make sure you don’t slide back into clutter!

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Marie Kondo’s bestselling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” is a manual of sorts that teaches you to simplify and organize your home. The success of the book led to the wildly popular Netflix show, and it has changed the way many people think about their home and their possessions.

Choosing What Sparks Joy

The unique part of the KonMari Method, and the reason it has struck a chord with so many Americans, is that the way you choose what to keep and what to let go of is based on whether or not the object sparks joy. Often, we keep things around and avoid a deep house cleaning because we think that we might use something someday, and we should keep it around just in case. Marie Kondo asks us to shift the way we view our possessions, and make our decisions based on what sparks joy.

If you’re a thrift store shopper, now is a great time to find gems that others have donated. While the point of KonMari Method is to strip down your possessions to the essentials, it’s also not against you finding new things to bring into your home! Just remember that you should be choosing carefully and finding something that sparks joy. And if it stops sparking joy, take it back to the thrift store!

The Process

Many cleaning and organizing methods focus on one room at a time, deep cleaning that room before moving onto the other. Here at Best Clean Ever, we’ve seen a lot of homeowners who finish one room and then run out of steam. And that’s OK! It’s one of the reasons we offer one-time deep cleaning services, to give you a clean slate to work from. But if you’re interested in doing it on your own and trying something new, the process of KonMari asks you to clean by category rather than room.

You begin with things that you have less emotional attachment to, like books, papers, and miscellaneous items, and then you end with sentimental items. As you do each category, you take out all of the objects in that category and pile them on the floor in the center of a room. Anyone who has completed this process will tell you how powerful it is to see all of their clothes in a single pile rather than stuffed in boxes or drawers.

Best Clean Ever House Cleaning Services

The KonMari Method is definitely an ambitious project! If you value keeping a clean home but aren’t ready or able to devote the time it needs to go through the entire process — which can take months, as can be seen by families on the show — then call Best Clean Ever! We’re happy to talk with you about the house cleaning services we offer, including a one-time deep clean.

Like Marie Kondo says, a clean, organized home can change your life. Keeping up that level of cleanliness, though, can be a challenge. Our cleaning company is here to give you back the time you spend cleaning by providing you with high-quality house cleaning services and maid services. Give yourself peace of mind with regular house cleaning services in Raleigh. Get a quote today — we offer affordable, professional, and reliable house cleaning tailored to fit your needs!