You may need to dedicate a great deal of time and energy into the KonMari organization method, but the one thing you won’t need to worry about shelling out is money. The KonMari Method is actually feasible no matter what kind of budget you are working with, and there are ways you can save even more on your organizing journey. Look below at how to implement the KonMari Method on a budget, so nothing holds you back from the organization and peace you deserve! Here is what you need to know:
1. Pound shops can help.
Head to your local pound shop where drawer dividers, small boxes, and bins are always waiting for you! These can help get drawers and small spaces organized and for just a pound a piece, you can’t beat the price. If you don’t like the colour of something, just spray paint it!
2. Recycle what you have.
Use those Amazon shipping boxes, shoe boxes, and small jewelry boxes to store items and keep them safe. In fact once you start this method, you might find yourself hanging onto every box you come across! Find new storage uses for these boxes so you don’t have to buy new.
3. Head to the library.
If you want to read Marie Kondo’s book, all you need to do is head to the library where you can check it for free! If you don’t have Netflix, see if a friend will let you come over and watch the series OR see if you can find a free 2 week trial offer online. This way, you get the info you need for no charge.
4. Use free online resources.
Facebook is full of KonMarie Method groups right now. Simply join a group and start reading. You can see helpful pics, share your own story, get organisation ideas, and so much more. These groups tend to have a ton of free information right at your fingers.
5. Sell items you no longer need to get the supplies you do.
Perhaps you are in need of a shoe rack or extra storage totes, but don’t have the cash. Why not head to Facebook Marketplace and sell your items you no longer use? Chances are you could sell the shoes you no longer wear or books you no longer read and come up with the cash for a shoe rack. Problem solved!
6. Partner up with a friend.
Find a friend who is also following the program and who may be in the same financial situation. This way, you can swap ideas and lean on each other for support. You might also be able to trade storage items with each other. Perhaps you have more shoe boxes than you need and perhaps she has more file folders than she needs. In that case, you can trade and avoid spending cash.
7. Head to thrift and charity shops
Head to your local charity shop where you can find gently used wood boxes, bins, and even baskets perfect for storing your items! While you are there, you can also donate the items you have cleared out of your closet so far. Thrift stores aren’t just great for getting rid of clutter, but for finding clutter solutions!
Are you ready to join in on the KonMari movement without going broke? Consider these tips for how to implement the KonMari method on a budget and see how they can help! If you need a Konmari checklist print out this post.