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Can tidying up really be life-changing?

Watch as one Vogue Editor opens her closet and tries the KonMari Method with help from Marie Kondo.

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i cleaned the stove today using this method combining baking soda and dish soap. i was surprised how powerful the dish soap/baking soda combo is! i also didn’t know you could lift the top off the stove, which means i got to clean underneath there for the first time (pictured: the after. before was very ugly and i forgot to snap a pic)

i used the baking soda/dish soap solution to clean my teapot as well, which looks very nice now.

i also cleaned and wiped down the counter and all the things on the counter. nice clean cooking space now!

the stove drip pans aren’t spotless, but they’re clean enough to not be a fire hazard and not smell bad. do what you can and be proud of the clean you are capable of!

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Spent 3 solid hours today unfucking my room. Which entailed a load of laundry, taking out 3 bags of trash and 4 boxes of boxes (from all of my medical supplies). I also cleaned out a huge box from my closet to make room for some organized bins. There’s still that corner of clothes needs to be dealt with, but I ran out of spoons. All in all, a successful day!

Helpful Tip for Cleaning Kanken Backpacks!!

Kankens are extremely sturdy backpacks (my grandma’s had one for 10+ years) but cleaning them can be a finicky process (For the love of all that is sacred to you, do NOT throw it in the washing machine).  If you have a light colored kanken or just need to remove a mark/stain, use a magic eraser. Wet a corner of the magic eraser and scrub as needed. Wet an entire side for larger areas. It’ll remove dye stains from denim jeans, dirt, charcoal, etc. After scrubbing, run it under lukewarm water in the shower to get the grime off and then air dry. I do this every few months or as needed and my peach kanken is practically spotless (and I’m an art major). Best of luck!