What Would Marie Kondo Put On A Shelf?

Marie Kondo is a phenomenon! 


Have you watched her show on Netflix, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo?

Read one of her #1 New York Times bestselling books like, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up?


She even made an appearance on Late Night, helping Stephen Colbert tidy up his desk.


Marie has been busy teaching people to de-clutter. 


She’s been enchanted with organizing ever since she was a child. Now, in her homeland of Japan where tidiness is already a virtue, she’s so popular, she can no longer take the subway. TIME magazine crowned her one of “The 100 Most Influential People.” 


AshbyDiamond Floating wall shelf with books and plantsMarie Kondo takes cleaning to a whole new level. The whole premise behind her KonMari Method is to organize your home, only keeping certain items. As you go room by room, tidying, organizing, and decluttering, you only keep the items that “spark joy.” If anything doesn’t spark joy, it’s time to throw it away—whether that’s a plant, pair of shoes, photograph, piece of art, or dish towel. 


When you let go of these items that don’t spark joy, you do so with a proper send-off. Your heart should be full of gratitude. This way, you can face your past and welcome in your future. According to the KonMari experts (and yes, there’s more than one), once you properly simplify and organize your home, you won’t ever have to do it again. 


Here in the United States, excess can run rampant. Overflow can have a negative effect on your life. Based on how many people are tuning into her show, “Kondo-ing” their sock drawers and vertically stacking their t-shirts, simplicity is coming back around. That’s one thing we’ve always loved about our three-tier shelf. There’s a certain simplicity to it. 


Tidy desk with floating wall shelf hanging above desk for office supplies and booksSimplicity, whether it’s a shelf or tidying up, comes with a sense of serenity. Our floating shelf is a perfect complement to Marie Kondo’s work of tidying up. We like to think we’re in the same line of business. Go room by room. Purge your home. Once you discover what sparks joy, put it on display!


Need some inspiration? Here are words of wisdom from Marie Kondo herself: 

-Choose what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of. 

-Make tidying a special event, not a chore. 

-The joy we feel here and now is most important.


Thanks for being here. We’re looking forward to all the tidying that's ahead.  


Originally published March 8, 2019