Updated: Nov 6, 2020
Japanese organizing skills for small spaces?
Japan is known for being clean, minimalism and tidy. Who doesn't want a clean home. It is a lot of work to maintain. And who has time to come home and organize home even trying to figure out where to start. Even if you are home still where to start and how well the answer is in KonMari Method. It's a great read and very straight forward. I recommend this book to everyone. After using her method you will jump for joy and excitement realizing that it is so effortless.
Throw it out! If it doesn't bring you joy
Organize by category instead of room. Lets say for example you have clothes to figure out what to keep and what to donate or discard. Get all clothes in the house and place them in one spot. Then one by one ask yourself does it bring joy? then either keep it or get rid of it.
Fold items vertically similar to a how a library stack books by the spine to display. This make it faster to see what the item is.
Appreciate your belongings. The author believes thanking the item for their work and service to you before tossing it or donating it. I guess some closure to the items.
One day decide you are going to clean.
The ultimate organizers are Shoeboxes. So keep those shoe boxes and they will be of great use later.
Keep things that you love and get rid of things that serve no purpose. The decluttering your home the author mentions is a way to surround yourself "spark of joy" and will bring you joy and less time looking for things and able to come home to a organize place.