Decluttering Papers // KonMari Method

The KonMari method has become very popularized ever since Netflix created the TV series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. But Marie Kondo is also very well known world wide as the author of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and Spark Joy. Her job is to help people get rid of items that no longer spark joy. Basically, her job is to help people declutter. And I’ve decided to jump on board with the project. I’ve used the KonMari Method to successfully declutter my clothes and my books. Today, I’ll be sharing with you my experience decluttering papers.

Surprisingly, the paper category was the one I was dreading the most. I knew I had papers laying around all over the house, and I didn’t want to deal with them. Of course they didn’t spark joy, they were just bills and receipts and junk. So I had to motivate myself to work hard for over 2 weeks to get through everything.

Within the paper category, I divided the work into subcategories. They are as follows:

  • Receipts
  • Printables & Planners
  • Mail
  • Miscellaneous

It was a long process, and I know I’m not even halfway done, but I’m proud of the progress I’ve made.

Check out everything I went through and got rid of in this third video I made for the KonMari Method Decluttering Series:


3 thoughts on “Decluttering Papers // KonMari Method

  1. Hi Carmen!

    I absolutely love this post! As you know, I’m all about the decluttering and Kon’Mari at the moment, too and blog about it often. I find paper clutter to be one of the most difficult categories for me to tackle personally.

    I found it made it a little easier for me to take photos of some items I was decluttering, in case I needed them in the future. Of course, I never did — but it was good reassurance!

    Again, thanks for the great tips!

    1. Hi Amanda!

      Love your blog, especially your posts about decluttering since it’s very motivating! And totally agreed about taking photos of certain things, it’s a lot easier than keeping the paper clutter. Another category I’m dreading though is a digital decluttering – ouf, that’s gonna be a big job! But I’m determined to get through ALL of my stuff, including my electronic stuff.

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