KonMari Your Way to a Tidier, More ‘Joyful’ Kitchen

The name Marie Kondo is on everyone’s lips these days. If you’re ready to use the KonMari method to pare down your home furnishings to only the essentials that bring you joy, you’ve probably also realized that your kitchen is going to be a major challenge.

Don’t fret! DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Elizabethtown is here to help you get started with a few tips.

  • Accept change. The only constant is change, and that applies to you and your kitchen. Over the years, your needs have changed and your traditional or contemporary kitchen will have to keep up. For example, if you don’t cook as much as you used to, consider letting go of some of your cookware, keeping only your most convenient or favorite pieces.

  • Don’t get caught up in blindly throwing things away. While decluttering is focused on taking out what you don’t need, remember that the KonMari method revolves around what sparks joy in you. If you use it and like it, don’t get rid of it. Being more mindful of what you have and why you want to keep it is key here.

  • Move things around. A different perspective can help you look at kitchen items in a new light. If you’ve always kept a few souvenir knickknacks in the cupboard, for example, why not try taking them out and displaying them by the kitchen sink where you’ll see them when you do the dishes. They’ll remind you of good memories and you will have some space in your cupboard for other things that need storing. Win-win.

The KonMari method can do a lot to help you live better, but there’s a limit to what decluttering can do for you. If you’re thinking of remodeling to get the kitchen solutions you need, don’t hesitate to get in touch with DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Elizabethtown. With the best kitchen designs around, we’re sure to address your particular needs. Just give us a call today at (717) 298-3830 or fill out our online contact form to get started!

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