Welcome to my second post in this introduction series!
I hope you enjoyed my take on minimalism and how I've incorporated it into my life and business. Today I'm going to touch on a second method that I think was also very helpful in finding the new brand.
What is the KonMari Method?
I highly suggest you read the book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way To Banish Clutter Forever by Marie Kondo. Marie Kondo created this process of tidying, which essentially has a very simple concept: if you don't love something, get rid of it. There are a few websites and social media groups of dedicated KonMari-ers determined to make the most of this tidying technique if you're looking for extra support in this journey.
How has this concept changed my life?
My initial experience with minimalism was eye opening, but I also knew I wasn't going to give up all of my material things. Not that I couldn't, but I didn't have a desire to do so.
The new question became :How could I live a simpler life but still enjoy keeping things that made me happy? This system really helped me embrace that concept.
Essentially if something makes you happy; if it "sparks joy," as the book says- then you should keep it. There's no requirement to have a purpose or job other than you like that item in your life. I appreciated this idea- I have sentimental objects and pieces of decor and art that I enjoy looking at, but don't necessarily serve a purpose. I feel the KonMari method gives explanation to why I've kept certain objects in my life.
How has it changed sugar & succulents?
I think those following this system are much more aware of what items they bring into their home, only allowing items that are truly loved, spark joy, and orderly.
When curating the newest collection I wanted each item to feel special, timeless, and unique. Asking "does it bring joy?" was a staple for choosing which pieces to add to the shop. This method is so simple but effective: You can spend a lot of time justifying how something might at some point be useful to you and therefore decide to keep it, but whether something brings you joy is an emotional question and one that can be answered almost instantly: If you feel joy or if you don’t feel joy. There's no need to make it more complicated than that.
I realized that having a few things you love is better than having many things you sort-of like- which is also why I've eliminated a lot of options in the shop. By adopting a "less is more" philosophy, the pieces I do have are of high quality and reflect a sense of uniqueness that I'd love to see you add to your home.