If you’ve read Marie Kondo’s best-selling book The Magical Art of Tidying Up, then you know the professional organizer’s techniques are, well, magical. And, if we’re being honest, is there a better time to apply her transformative techniques than at the start of a new year? Nope.
In Kondo’s new Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, she meets with a couple of self-proclaimed empty nesters with an unbridled passion for Christmas. (Like seriously, we’ve never seen anything like it.) Kondo swiftly demonstrates a simple way to store all of their holiday clutter, and we’re totally using it this weekend.
One: According to Kondo, it’s best for families to gather all holiday decorations in one place and collectively ask if each item sparks joy in your hearts.
Two: If a certain snow globe or nutcracker brings to mind good memories, then store it in a clear plastic bin with like items. If not, set it aside to donate or toss.