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Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: How to Get Your Home Organised While in Isolation

Everything you need to know and the products that will help you transform your home

KOMPLEMENT Box, IKEA
KOMPLEMENT Box, IKEA

Now that we are spending more time at home, it is becoming evidently clear that we have way too much clutter. From the kitchen junk drawer to the messy hallway table, the rate at which we acquire things, far out ways our ability to organise them. Blame it on the late-nights or the online shopping addiction, we still find any excuse to procrastinate over the littlest of tidying tasks.

For those that share the same anti-tidy sentiments, don't despair! We've pulled together five genius ways to inject some KonMari bliss into your home, accompanied by some of our favourite home organisation finds. 

From the best ways to organise and store your bits and bobs to the revolutionising KonMari folding method, this guide is guaranteed to get your home in tip-top shape quicker than you can ask: "does this candle spark joy?" Here's how we're Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.

5 Helpful Tips from Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

OSC Lipstick Holder Pink 8 Slots Blush, Designstuff
OSC Lipstick Holder Pink 8 Slots Blush, Designstuff
1. Organise by size & function

When storing your items, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo states how important it is to group things of a similar size and utility together. For example, with cleaning products under the sink, collect them together but then take it one step further by sorting them in size order. 

Concrete Jewellery Stand, Temple & Webster
Concrete Jewellery Stand, Temple & Webster

To store smaller items, use small containers and boxes to store them together or custom-designed storage pieces. It makes it easier to keep track of them and, for this reason, you will use them more.

OSC Lipstick Holder Pink 8 Slots Blush, Designstuff, $29.00

Concrete Jewellery Stand, Temple & Webster, $68.95

Zakkia Terrazzo Hook White, Designstuff
Zakkia Terrazzo Hook White, Designstuff
2. Store items based on frequency of use

If it’s something that you use daily, store it somewhere that’s easy to access. One of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo's top tips and completely logical, but often something we forget in the midst of a mass clean up. 

Deco Marble Multi Hook, West Elm
Deco Marble Multi Hook, West Elm

Make use of hard to reach storage spots by keeping seasonal items and things that you rarely need to use in there.

Zakkia Terrazzo Hook White, Designstuff, $56.00

Deco Marble Multi Hook, West Elm, $129.00


Loft Large Tray, Country Road
Loft Large Tray, Country Road
3. Give sentimental items pride of place

Whether it’s family photos or childhood mementos, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo suggests that items that have special meaning should be stored accordingly. Like most people who pile up old trophies and awards in a dusty box in the garage, select your most personally valuable items to be displayed in a beautiful way. 

Corner Shelf, Fenton & Fenton
Corner Shelf, Fenton & Fenton

If you prefer to keep certain sentimental items out of sight, still store them in a beautiful folder or box to preserve them for years to come.

Loft Large Tray, Country Road, $79.95 

Corner Shelf, Fenton & Fenton, $1,500.00

SAMLA Insert for Box, IKEA
SAMLA Insert for Box, IKEA
4. Use clear boxes for storage

For storage in the attic, spare room or garage, according to Tidying Up With Marie Kondoall items should go into clear, labelled boxes. This way, you can see everything inside each box and can easily refer to the label to get a full idea of what is being stored in there. 

SAMLA Box, IKEA
SAMLA Box, IKEA

Instead of using bags and mismatched boxes, keeping it uniform will mean that you can easily store everything vertically and access it without having to rifle through and cause complete chaos. 

SAMLA Insert for Box, IKEA, $6.00

SAMLA Box, IKEA, from $1.99

5. The KonMari folding method

The famed KonMari folding method is about two things: maximising space and making your clothes easily accessible. When it comes to folding, all your items should be folded down into the same size rectangle. This means everything from t-shirts and skirts, to undies and jeans. Unsure how this Tidying Up With Marie Kondo trick is achieved? Check out Marie’s easy to follow YouTube tutorial

KOMPLEMENT Box, IKEA
KOMPLEMENT Box, IKEA

Once folded, stack your clothes in your draws vertically, instead of horizontally. This way you can see everything in the draw, and when you pull out the item you need, you won’t mess up the rest of the clothes. To make your life even simpler, use draw dividers and smaller boxes to group similar items together.

KOMPLEMENT Box, IKEA, from $9.99


Loving our guide to Tidying Up With Marie Kondo and wanting some more home organisation inspo? Be sure to check out our Home Design section for all your interior design, landscaping and architectural needs.