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19 Chic and Easy Ways to Marie Kondo Your Life

We rounded up the best joy-sparking organizers from Honolulu shops.


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If tidying up your home, your office, your closet, your (insert disaster area of your choice here) is at the top of your to-do list right now, you aren’t the only one. Here at the magazine every last person seems to be on the verge of Kondo-ing some hot mess.

 

To help you (and all of us) jump-start the decluttering, we rounded up a handful of stylish and affordable (Kondo’s Hikidashi box sets were running $89—eep!) organizers designed to clean up your life without cleaning out your wallet.


 

For the Closet:

After giving your clothing and accessories much mahalo for making you look like the fly creature you are, tuck them neatly into these drawer-ready boxes. A shoe organizer to slide under the bed—genius!

 

Ikea Stuk box polyester box

Marie Kondo

$3.99 for 7.75-by-13.5-inch, shipping cost upon request. Available for order through Haul2Hi, 1148 Bethel St., (808) 462-9544.

 

InterDesign Three-Piece box set

Marie Kondo

$15.99. City Mill, 3086 Wai‘alae Ave., (808) 735-7636.

 

Real Simple Underbed zip-top shoe organizer

Marie Kondo

$19.99. Bed Bath & Beyond, Ward Village, (808) 593-8161.

 

iDesign storage drawer with pocket and handle

Marie Kondo

$34.99 for a set of two. Simply Organized, Kāhala Mall, (808) 739-7007.

 

For the Office:

Keep your desktop chic and orderly with these handsome and sleek pieces.

 

See Jane Work marble-print organizer

Marie Kondo

$7.99. Office Depot, 1505 Dillingham Blvd., (808) 845-5784.  

 

Hearth & Hand faux-leather file sorter

Marie Kondo

$24.49. Target, Ala Moana Center, (808) 206-7162.

 

Poppin Grip Grass pen holder

Marie Kondo

$14.99. Simply Organized, Kāhala Mall, (808) 739-7007.

 

For Sentimental Items:

These charming patterned boxes offer the perfect spots to store sentimental items, such as treasured photos, letters and keepsakes.

 

Ikea Anilinare recycled-paper box set

Marie Kondo

$9.99, shipping cost upon request. Available for order through Haul2Hi, 1148 Bethel St., (808) 462-9544.

 

See Jane Work nesting boxes

Marie Kondo

$19.99 for a set of two. Office Depot, 770 Ala Moana Blvd., (808) 545-517.

 

Ikea Tjena storage box with lid

Marie Kondo

$1.99, shipping cost upon request. Available for order through Haul2Hi, 1148 Bethel St., (808) 462-9544.

 

For Komono (Kitchen and Bath):  

Cool containers for keeping like items, such as recipe cards, cotton balls and dry food ingredients, together in style.

 

Violette 13.5-ounce spice jar

Marie Kondo

$14, 62.5-ounce canister, $28, 67.5-ounce canister, $36. Anthropologie, Ala Moana Center, (808) 946-6302.

 

Bodum glass jar with copper-plated lid

Marie Kondo

$20. The Compleat Kitchen, Kāhala Mall, (808) 737-5827.

 

Rifle Paper Co. recipe box (includes 24 recipe cards and 12 dividers)

Marie Kondo

$41. The Paperie, Kāhala Mall, (808) 735-6464.

 

For the Living Room:

Take your TV room from chaotic to clutter-free with fab trays that neatly house magazines, remote controls and video game gear.

 

Threshold 16-by-12-inch fabric-lined tray

Marie Kondo

$24.99. Target, Ala Moana Center, (808) 206-7162.

 

Sisal and sweetgrass baskets

Marie Kondo

$45 each. Ginger13, 22 S. Pauahi St., (808) 531-5311.

 

Ikea Kuggis recycled-plastic tray

Marie Kondo

$7, shipping cost upon request. Available for order through Haul2Hi, 1148 Bethel St., (808) 462-9544.

 

 

For the Miscellaneous:

Giving every last item a home is a snap with these handy catchall containers, perfect for organizing everything from rubber slippas and small toys to coins and cozy throws.

 

Melamine tray

Marie Kondo

$13. Mōno, 2013 S. King St., (808) 955-1595.

 

Plant Sax mud cloth bin

Marie Kondo

$48 for large. plantsax.com.

 

Twiggy Hawai‘i Monstera Aloha canvas bin

Marie Kondo

$28 for small, $32 for large. hellotwiggy.com.

 

Read more stories by Brie Thalmann

 

 

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