Have you heard about the latest social media trend stirring controversy among home influencers? It’s known as tidycore, and some argue that it’s causing more harm than good. Tidycore is described as a cleaning aesthetic that focuses on creating a never-ending organization mechanism to combat all your items. For every decluttering mishap in your home, there is a solution according to tidycore enthusiasts: obtain more storage to declutter.
Ever since Marie Kondo became a household name, more people have discovered the many ways to declutter their homes. Yet, despite all the organization baskets, folding, and storage baskets, people continue to create more clutter.
Is Tidycore Making People Clean More or Less?
The KonMari Method is stated as follows: “Tidying is a powerful tool, but it’s not the destination. The true goal of tidying is to clear away clutter so you can live the life you want.”
However, some influencers are spending more to tidy up their homes for visual gratification as opposed to cutting back on clutter altogether. The theory behind the KonMari Method is to toss the things you don’t need to make your life easier. Yet there is a growing number of home decor influencers simply dressing up their clutter in fabulous organization storage bins. Sure, it looks great in photos and videos, but the clutter still remains after the images are posted.
“The whole process seems to celebrate excess on a much deeper level than the one-off purchase of some boxes,” writer Megan Burns argues in an Image article. “It turns your possessions into a feature, a display, in the way that we might use art or photographs to add personality to a space. The style of display is undoubtedly Instagram-centric, with color-coordination and white space between objects helping everything to pop nicely on a screen, encouraging us to show them off to others.”
How To Avoid Creating More Clutter for Tidycore
It is possible to embrace the tidycore trend without overwhelming your home. Here’s how:
- Discard items you haven’t used in over a year
- Don’t buy more storage organizers without preparing to lighten your clutter load
- Don’t hoard storage containers
- Avoid buying things you don’t need
You don’t want to overcomplicate your life or your home. By following these tips, you can avoid finding yourself in a tidycore whirlwind of clutter.
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by Kelsey Marie | April 25, 2023
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