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Konmari Tidying Journey | DECLUTTERING MY MAKEUP + KOMONO

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My experience with decluttering / tidying Komono / Miscellaneous (Make collection, Electrical, Products, Stationery etc) – following the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.

In this video I’m nearly at the end of my journey, I’m going through the Komono section of the book. Keeping in mind that Konmari says you can go in whatever order if you’re doing the tidy up on your lonesome.

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The Komono / Decluttering ‘list’. Keep in mind, she does say that if you’re doing this process on your own you can deviate from the order like I did.

1. CDs, DVDs
2. Skin care products
3. Makeup
4. Accessories
5. Valuables (passports, credit cards, etc.)
6. Electrical equipment and appliances (digital cameras, electric cords, anything that seems vaguely “electric”)
7. Household equipment (stationary and writing materials, sewing kits, etc.)
8. Household supplies (expendables like medicine, detergents, tissues, etc.)
9. Kitchen goods/food supplies (spatulas, pots, blenders, etc.)
10. Other (spare change, figurines, etc.)”

A quote from the book to keep you motivated:

“As you reduce your belongings through the process of tidying, you will come to a point where you suddenly know how much is just right for you. You will feel it as clearly as if something has clicked inside your head and said, “Ah! This is just the amount I need to live comfortably. This is all I need to be happy. I don’t need anything more.”

I’m going to do a re read of the Life Changing Magic and get all that I can from it to make sure that I’m doing my tidying ‘right’ and thoroughly enough. I want to take this process super seriously. Catch you in the next Konmari video – not sure if that’ll be my ‘final video’ or if it’ll be my storing video. We’ll see!

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24 comments

  1. Mina Hellfire

    somehow you look like lindsay lohan when she was younger and healthy… (i'm sorry, if you don't like her, but it was a compliment. because a couple of years ago she was a beautiful young girl.)

  2. Annabel Christian

    I bought the book because of these videos, I'm like 3 chapters in and so excited to start trying all this out. I think I might vlog it or do videos too but either way can't wait for my room to feel lighter ☀☀ thank you for introducing me to the book through these videos!

  3. SweetasSugar42

    I like makeup but as you said I just need the bare essentials and a little more. I rarely buy any new makeup and I only really buy makeup when I've run out a product. That's my chance to buy something new from a brand I haven't tried before etc. pro tip for saving money on basically anything, research online!!

  4. SafePet Haven

    With regard to makeup, you are a lovely young woman who truly does not need any cosmetics to hide your natural beauty. If you had "scary" scars from a hideous vehicle accident or similar, I could understand using a coverup or something to minimize discoloration as they fade. But any skin, any color or texture that is healthy – to me, is beautiful, and perfect.

    I had very strict parents with regard to trying to grow up too fast, or try to look like someone I was not; it was not a religious upbringing issues; it was a household of being appropriate and truth. I was not allowed to wear any makeup for any occasion until my late teens, and only then for a special occasion – never for daily wear. For class pictures day at school, and the one prom I attended at age 16, I was allowed a little mascara , a very natural pink lip gloss and a translucent matte face powder, because as you know, very fair-skinned blue-eyed blondes do tend to wash out in photos. By the time I completed college and started teaching math and sciences in a high school, I still wore makeup very sparingly [I was only 21 that first semester] so I wore some cosmetics just so I would not be mistaken for one of the high school students! But I did not wear makeup every day; I was too busy and it simply was not a priority. Just getting to work on time [a long commute], getting through long days teaching, and then long nights of lesson planning/writing and student papers graded at home, if I arrived at work daily being clean, neat, and appropriately dressed for the classroom and labs, I felt my priorities were in order.

    Ironically, over 35 years later, my then-stepmother asked what my skin care regime was to have such "nice skin". I said, "Soap". She repeated the question, wanting to know all the products and brand names of everything I must use to have clean, clear skin without a ton of wrinkles. I repeated, "Soap", which only infuriated her. It made my dad laugh. I explained that first I had inherited my grandmother's skin type – which was very fair but of good quality that did not require a lot of camouflage, and the fewer synthetic chemicals I'd used on it all those decades seemed to be the better for my skin health.

    She was a self-admittedly very vain woman who literally troweled on the thick makeup she bought at only highest-end very expensive specialty beauty stores [where the sales women would give her false flattery which she craved]. My dad tried to tell her that by using so much stuff on her face she only drew even more attention to her flaws. And it was true. The thick clownlike makeup she wore [even if just going out to the curb to pick up the mail], along with her hateful soul, was the worst combination ever. But she thought by using a ton of cosmetics that it would hide her true nature from others. It didn't. End of lecture. ;-))

  5. Shay Singh

    Michelle!! don't throw away all of your nice makeup!! join an app that let's you sell your makeup like poshmark or vinted, so that you can get at least a portion of what you spent back 🙂 I own a shop account on Instagram and sell my old stuff, consider doing something like that! loved the video, I love these konmari videos so much :))

  6. Hello April

    Really enjoyed this video! I've been clearing out too and it's so refreshing being able to actually see the things you have without all the other general crap getting in the way! How have you found the small makeup collection? That's the one area I can't seem to slim down too much! x

  7. Charis Crane

    Awesome progress. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 I've got to go through my makeup a second time. I got rid of things I didn't like but I'm just at the point where I'm going to use the product until it's empty and not replace it. Lol

  8. Naomi Usher

    So what do you end up doing with all the things you don't need? do you throw them out, donate them, sell them, give some of the items to friends?
    I'm thinking of doing the same thing and decluttering my room.

  9. Egidio

    You are truly magnificent! Seriously, you surprised meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee O_O! I'll leave a like! Actually, I'm flabbergasted! Good luck to all and kisses from Italy! If you want to visit my channel >.< Sorry for my English! >.< <3 <3 <3 <3

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