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Clear your home, clear your life. Using the KonMari method to create lasting life changes

With 2019 underway our minds start to turn to that notion of a clean start to the year. As a proponent of the impact that our physical spaces have on our emotional and mental health, I am a huge fan of taking out of our lives that which no longer serves us.

Piles of stuff in our homes are one of the greatest stress triggers. Clutter can increase our cortisol level.  When we have a lot of clutter in our homes, it has the effect of distracting us from our bigger goals in life.  Unclutter your space and you can unclutter your life.

The KonMari method is a simple and effective way to banish clutter forever

The KonMari method focuses on discarding items. Kondo's theory is that the more you can get rid of, the easier it is to tidy up.

The method has two parts: discarding and organizing and discarding must be done first.

Determine if each item “sparks joy.” Rather than focusing solely on throwing things away, be sure to cherish what you love. Do this by taking each item in your hand and asking yourself “does this spark joy?” If yes, then it stays. If it does not spark joy, then discard.

Tidy by category, not location. In most households, items that fall into the same category are stored in multiple places. If you are tackling your clothes, then you must get all the clothes out of every closet and drawer in every room first. Start with tops first, then bottoms, and work from there.

Discard before you place things back. You must discard first. Don’t put anything away until everything you are going to discard is removed.

With the KonMari Method, you can get out from underneath your clutter once and for all. Here’s how:

  1. Tidy all at once. Tidying a bit at a time never works. Things will get messy again quickly. (All at once means allotting about 6 months to the project.)

  2. Visualize your destination. Before you throw things away, visualize your ideal lifestyle. Goals such as, “I want to live clutter free” or “I want to be able to put things away,” are too broad. You must think in concrete terms, such as: “I want to live like a Goddess, surrounded by peace and beauty.”

  3. Identify why you want to live the way you envision. For every answer ask yourself “why?” again. For example, if you want to live clutter free so you get a better night’s sleep, ask yourself, “Why do I want to sleep better?” Do this 3-5 times. When you find the answer to why you want to be tidy, you are ready to move on. 

  4. Determine if each item “sparks joy.” Rather than focusing solely on throwing things away, which Ms. Kondo acknowledges only brings unhappiness, be sure to cherish what you love. Do this by taking each item in your hand and asking yourself “does this spark joy?”.

  5. Tidy by category, not location. In most households, items that fall into the same category are stored in multiple places. If you are tackling your clothes, then you must get all the clothes out of every closet and drawer in every room first. Start with tops first, then bottoms, and work from there.

  6. Tidy in the right order. Ms. Kondo says that the following order is the way to tidy: Clothes, Books, Papers, and then Komono (miscellaneous.

  7. Discard before you place things back. You must discard first. Don’t put anything away until everything you are going to discard is removed.

Need to know more, then send an email to design@amindfulhome.com.au

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Rejuvenate your Home with 'A Mindful Home'

Want to rejuvenate your home? What's holding you back? Is it the clutter, or are you lacking a vision for what your humble abode could look like? That's where ‘A Mindful Home’ can help. Contact us today, and we can help design your home to look like your dreams, even if you're not quite sure what they are yet.

Your home is a statement to the world, because it's what people see when they come to visit you. Your house also has an impact on your mood and emotions. We understand that the vision of a beautiful home means something different to everyone, but we are confident we can create a wonderful space that will fill you with both happiness, and provide you with ideas that can help you achieve your dreams in all walks of life.

You don't have to live with a home full of clutter. A home in which you are unable to live with clear purpose.

A Mindful Home’ in Melbourne can help create a sanctuary that truly reflects how you see yourself. Every design is fitted just for you, rather than being based off a template.

Interior Designing - What Is It?

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Interior design is more than just aesthetics. It is about finding creative design solutions for interior environments while supporting the health, safety, and well-being of the occupants and enhance their quality of life.

Melbourne interior design firms like ‘A Mindful Home’ follow a systematic and coordinated methodology including research, analysis, and integration of knowledge into the creative process.  The home interior design process is multi-faceted, whereby the needs and resources of the client are satisfied to create an interior space that fulfils the project goals.

The qualified home interior design professionals of ‘A Mindful Home’ go through a rigorous process of education and experience to help our clients realize their home interior design dreams, and build environments that are both functional and aesthetically attractive.

Why A Mindful Home?

At ‘A Mindful Home’, the main focus of the interior design experts is to create wonderful living spaces from which our clients can make their dreams happen. Our interior design specialists are not the kind of designers who will come into your home and simply overlay standardised design scheme.

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Our designs are conceived based on our clients dreams that fit both your desires and budget.

Are you looking to create a romantic space to attract the partner that you have been yearning for, or seeking solace in a restful space that nurtures you and allows you to unwind? The Melbourne interior design firm ‘A Mindful Home’ will help you decorate your home interiors. The specialist interior designers at ‘A Mindful home’ are regarded as one of the best interior design studios in Melbourne.

Steps followed by the interior designers of ‘A Mindful Home’ for home interior decoration:

1.    Identify the interior design dreams of our clients

2.    Create a design scheme based on design requirements and budget of the client

3.    Declutter using the KonMari Technique and work comprehensively with the client to remove the unwanted things

4.    Decorating, designing, and putting everything back together with new and old things

The interior designers at  ‘A Mindful Home’ in Melbourne work using a specialized designer’s toolkit of colour, texture, light, and flow in order to create a space that gives you a springboard from which you can achieve your dreams.

So, contact these interior designers in Melbourne today and make your home interior appealing!!

To find out more, visit www.amindfulhome.com.au

Janine Hendry

A mindful home was founded by Janine Hendry; who as an academic and an interior designer who is fascinated with how innately we are impacted upon by the spaces that we inhabit.

Janine is captivated with things like the impact of colour on mood, people flow in spaces and how we interact with light and sound. Janine’s academic research focussed on developing an understanding of the elements of our living environment that impact on our happiness.

Janine’s philosophy is simple; good design has the power to transform our lives and as such good design should be accessible to all.

Janine can be contacted at design@amindfulhome.com.au

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