Emptying, tidying up, seeing things clearly, so many expressions that can be applied to our house as well as to our mind. “It’s not just for the sake of the formula, underlines Laurence Einfalt, psychologist and organizational coach (website sorganiser-facile.com). The people who call on me are most often at a turning point in their life. “
A clean place sends energy
Tidying up would not therefore be an abominable chore, starting with cleaning that we often dream of delegating? This is what Dominique Loreau, French living in the Land of the Rising Sun, asserts, who has dedicated several books to this issue.
“The household is used to live better,” she recalls. Cleaning is surrounding yourself with order, cleanliness and therefore beauty. However, beauty is essential to well-being, to lightness. A dirty place depresses, tires, whereas a clean place sends energy. ”
But how would pushing the brush and reordering your library put us on the path to wellness, if not to take advantage of the invigorating effect of a beautiful environment? “On the order depends the peace of an interior… and the interior peace. We no longer suffer, we act ”, said Dominique Loreau.
Tidy up to judge what you really need
Marie Kondo, Japanese woman in her thirties and author of a unique storage method she described in her global bestseller The magic of storage, goes even further. She tells how, after following her advice, her clients are upset. “Some have lost weight, others have changed their career path. “ Unbelievable ?
When Marie Kondo speaks of tidying up, it is not a question of daily tasks, but of a large-scale “special operation” which considerably lightens, from the house to the head. “Tidying up at the bottom is a very trivial operation, it consists neither more nor less of sorting then throwing recalls Marie Kondo. But to do it, you have to get involved, become aware of what you like and what you don’t like, adopt clear criteria to judge what you really need.
Storage, instructions for use
- The action is pretty drastic. Rather than tidying up one room after another, it is important to empty your cupboards to get a fair view of the extent of your possessions. Marie Kondo advises tackle in order the clothes, then the books, the papers, the objects and finally, the most delicate, the memories.
- Each category is placed on the floor in turn. In front of each element, we ask ourselves: “Do I keep it or do I get rid of it?” “In case of hesitation, you take the object in your hand and ask yourself:” Does it make me happy? »Yes: we keep it. No: we eliminate it.
Rest assured, Marie Kondo only prescribes this operationonce a year.
“The announced interior transformations are possible because by tidying up like this, alone, in our interior silence, we finally discover what we really want. ”
Tidy up to feel confident in your choices
In front of each object in front of which one asks oneself “I keep it or I throw it?” », It is our ability to make decisions that is questioned, our attachment to the past, our fear of the future.
“The magnitude of this work, assures Marie Kondo, gives us a feeling of euphoria that daily tidying up cannot reveal. Euphoria to see his life lighten, to feel confident in his choices, to know how to make decisions. ”
- The big book to get organized, Stéphanie Bujon and Laurence Einfalt, € 23.90, ed. Eyrolles.
- The magic of storage, Marie Kondo, € 17.95, ed. First.
- The art of putting things in their place, € 18, ed. Flammarion, and Do the housework at home, do the housework itself, € 5.99, ed. Marabout, by Dominique Loreau.