By now, you’ve probably heard of Mari Kondo’s best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. In the book, author and professional organizer Mari Kondo describes how to declutter and simplify your life using her methods. The #1 bestseller on the New York Times list has developed a cult-like following, according to the Wall Street Journal, with people all over the world thanking their possessions for their service before tossing or donating them.
If this all sounds a little “New Age” or hipster (“life-changing magic”? Thanking your possessions?), I would have once agreed with you. Then I read the book, and I realized that while Mari Kondo’s presentation style can be a little far-fetched, the whole decluttering and simplifying your life is fantastic for so many reasons.
I recently implemented the KonMari method (Mari Kondo’s name + method) into my finances, and I’ve realized using the KonMari method on your budget can help you save money, make money, and finally get your finances under control. Here’s how I use the KonMari method to manage my finances, and how you might want to as well.