Updated: Jul 2, 2019
We all know her and we all love her. I consider myself a very organized person but Ms Kondo, man, she helped me get to a whole other level!
If you haven’t read her book or watched her Netflix series, you need to stop what you are doing right now and go Kondo up. You will NOT regret it.
Two things I learned:
1. How to fold my clothes properly – apparently I have done it incorrectly my entire life
2. Ditch the things that don’t bring me joy – don’t shake your head…go watch the show. You will get it
Now that there has been this surge of getting our lives together, many of us (on some days of the week) can look at our homes and think “we are gonna be alright”. Then we realize we have bills, anniversaries, and trips planned and we have no idea how we are going to swing it.
I say it’s time we start Kondo’ing our finances.
Where to begin??? With a budget! How do you know what you can do unless you know what you HAVE?
Just like your home has to be maintained to be organized, so do your finances. I have built a habit for keeping up with my money. The first 10 min of my productive day are spent working in my budget.
- Adding the expenses recently spent to the tracker
- Recognizing where I have been spending more/less in specific categories and tweaking my budget amount
o Tip: your budget amount should always be higher than what you actually spend. If you are consistently spending more than your budget amount, you need to consider increasing that particular amount.
Don’t make your budget unattainable. It works for you, you don’t work for it
Don’t let organizing your finances stress you out! Email me! I would love to help you!