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How to KonMarie Your Personal Finances (And Spark Joy Doing It!)

Marie Kondo: naam toh suna hoga?

If not, here’s a hint: If Marie Kondo was a Desi mom she would tell you “Beta, apna room saaf karlo” even more than your own mom does. (Yes, it’s possible).

Marie Kondo is (drum roll please) a Japanese organizational consultant! Oh, and also one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, the author of a bestselling book, the subject of an Emmy-nominated show, and the creator of the KonMari Method™, a pioneering technique in the art of organizing!

Don’t worry, this article is not to convince you to clean your room. Uske liye Mummy hai. This article will guide you on how to Marie Kondo your personal finances through 5 quick steps!

“The true goal of tidying is to clear away clutter so you can live the life you want. Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy.”

- The KonMari Method™

Step 1: Imagine

Make broad categories within which you spend and list down how much you’d like to spend under each category.

Step 2: Observe

Where are you overspending? Are you spending on any service, item, or subscription that you no longer need? What all have you bought but not used yet?

Step 3: Identify

Identify the expenses you are making that no longer spark joy. If digital ads are making you spend on meaningless goodies, consider investing in an ad blocker. Is your electricity bill giving you night sweats? A more sustainable outlook may be the best AC.

Step 4: Think

Think of smart ways in which you can minimize spending within different categories. Instead of spending on repeat clothing purchases, consider clubbing your buys and save on delivery charges! Organize your smartphone apps and notifications in a way that Zomato doesn’t win over your veggies every. Single. Time.

Step 5: Tata Bye Bye

Give the items and practices you discard a grateful goodbye. Remember them for the good times, and leave the price tags behind!

That’s it - follow these 5 simple steps to declutter your finances and spark joy! Oh, and your wallet will thank you too!


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