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Do you need to Marie Kondo your study space?Posted on 04/09/2019 by Jess O'Connor
If you haven’t yet heard of Marie Kondo, you’re missing out.
The Japanese decluttering expert is an internet and Netflix sensation, famous for her books ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying’ and ‘Spark Joy’.
Marie Kondo believes keeping tidy, minimalist homes can do wonders for our wellbeing.
“Our goal is to help more people tidy their spaces by choosing joy, and we are committed to developing the simplest and most effective tools to help you get there,” reads her website, konmari.com.
Does your study space spark joy or feel overwhelming? Do you have a clean space to work from or is it cluttered and messy?
Having a tidy and well-organised study space could help you study better, stay focused for longer, and enjoying sitting at your desk each day.
If your study space needs a Marie Kondo makeover, here are some tips for starting the decluttering process.
- Set aside enough time. Marie advises to get all of your decluttering done in one go, rather than letting piles build up over time. She also advises removing everything you’re throwing out on the same day you’re decluttering, so it doesn’t take up space sitting in your garage. So, set aside a weekend day where you can clear out your space, decide what you want to keep, and also drop off goods to bins or charity shops.
- Create digital back-ups of important files. Don’t be too hasty to throw out your paperwork. Make sure you have digital back-ups of all important files (if you’re not sure, take a photo just in case).
- Clean while you declutter. Make the most of your decluttering spree by giving your study space a good spring clean. Vacuum behind your desk and crank out the spray and wipe.
- Create an efficient filing system. It’s amazing how quickly things can pile up. Create a system so that as you start to collect more paperwork, you’re not heading right back to where you started.
- Complete a digital declutter, too. When was the last time you backed up your computer, organised your files, and cleared your desktop of random files and distracting icons? If you have enough time, do a digital declutter, too.
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