Marie Kondo's house must be soooo spot on, right? After all, she has revolutionised the way we tidy up our homes – so much so, that tidying up Kondo-style has become the default decluttering method. We're pretty sure, though, that she's never had to declutter. After all, she took up tidying as a child and has never looked back.
Which lead us to wonder just what Marie Kondo fills her house with to keep everything looking neat and lovely. We can only guess, but if had to bet, we'd say these are the five things she has neatly filed somewhere.
1. Kinto teaware
We bet when Marie Kondo brews her green tea, she uses something like the gorgeous Japanese Kinto range of tea and coffee ware. The glass shapes are exquisite, and the clever brewing technology in the Cast Teapot does away with messy infusers. And it's all just so... neat and see-through and clutter-free.
2. A multi-drawer storage chest
Want to know the trick for perfect Marie Kondo folding? It's much easier to keep all your folded clothes snugly upright if you have a chest of drawers that has lots of smaller drawers, than just three of four large ones. This stunning 12-Drawer Chest from Maisons du Monde even looks Zen with its beautiful floral print. We're pretty sure she'd approve.
3. A state-of-the-art suitcase
A frequent traveller, Marie Kondo just has to have a gorgeous suitcase with lots of compartments – to make packing for trips Marie Kondo-style easier (and neater). This beautiful Bellagio suitcase by Brics is definitely Marie Kondo-worthy, with its multiple zip-up compartments and classic look. Not cheap, but if you travel as much as the tidying guru does, you'll appreciate its quality. And it has lust-worthy good looks.
4. A bathroom ladder shelf
We'll bet anything that bathroom towels are folded neatly in the Marie Kondo household. How to achieve the perfect towel display? Easy – with a ladder shelf. The Aralia Bathroom Shelf is a stylish addition to any bathroom. More towel storage ideas this way... to satisfy that KonMari bathroom cleansing craving.
5. A personalised toy box
Marie Kondo is a parent, and has wise things to say about teaching children to tidy up, emphasising the importance of letting your kids participate in the process: 'About tidying up a toy box, you should let your kids experience the selection process by touching all of their toys.' She's even written a children's book, Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship, aimed at inspiring kids to get into tidying. Getting them involved is much easier with personalised toy storage, such as the very cute personalised toy storage crate by My 1st Years.
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