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Has anyone been applying the KonMari method to their collection?Has anyone been applying the KonMari method to their collection?

EnvyNekoEnvyNeko2 mese/i faAsk MFC
Hi all!

So I know that the KonMari method is getting a lot of recognition recently and I was wondering if anyone else has been looking at their collection with those principals in mind? (For those who don't know, KonMari is short for Marie Kondo who published a book titled "The life changing magic of tidying up". She also has a netflix show that's gained a lot of popularity. The basic principal is to pick something up and asks if the item brings you joy or fulfills a need. If it doesn't then you thank the item for it's service and send it on it's way to bring someone else joy)

I know I've been kinda looking at my figures and doing that, but largely because I finally bought a house this past July. So I've been unpacking everything and asking myself if it's something I truly want to keep or if it brings me any joy. I've already put a couple of figures in the sell/trade/ be rid of pile I've got going on.

I finally have bookshelves and detolfs to put my collection in so now I'm asking myself what I actually want to display and how. If I don't intend to display it, then why am I keeping it? I wish my mom and my inlaws would ask themselves that question....>.>

Also, for anyone curious here's all the stuff I've culled from my collection so far:
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Will you be applying the KonMari method to your collection?

  • 25%Yes
  • 29%No
  • 25%Maybe?
  • 11%Of course not, I don't have hundreds of figures by getting rid of things!
  • 9%Who is Marie Kondo again?
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49pt
I have applied the KonMari method to my wallet, always clean and empty >.<"
2 mese/i fa
40pt
That wouldn't work for me... especially when I'm in a bad mood...

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me in bad mood, picks up and holds figure to examine it

Does this bring me joy? No. Nothing brings me joy. Joy is just an illusion in a cruel uncaring universe that delights in pain and darkness. Not only does no item bring joy, none of them ever can, or ever will.

So... throw away all the things!

chaos ensues
-----

Yeah, it's best if I just stay cluttered.
2 mese/i fa
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1pt
Technically, I've been doing this subconsciously for years. I don't keep anything in my collection if it doesn't satisfy me entirely. That said I will be culling more figures shortly to make room for newer and better figures.
2 mese/i fa
1pt
I've done this for everything I own except for figures, since just looking at my (over)filled cabinets bring me so much joy, and whenever I examine everything one by one, I just... love them. I love the ones I already have, even if in hindsight I wouldn't have bought them before certain other things, but I justify it as "this was what I wanted at the time, and I bought it to fulfill my want at that time, so no regrets. Plus it still makes me happy now, so there's no problem!"

I did apply the KonMari method on my preordered list though - right now I'm not planning on preordering any more than I already have on my list (unless something ABSOLUTELY amazing or needed comes along), and I'm going to instead focus on getting merch/figures on release IF I still really want them.

(Right now I know that the 2 figures I ABSOLUTELY must have are the nendos of Sugawara and Daichi from Haikyuu - so I'm actively looking for them, for anyone who is reading this and would be willing to sell them both :p)
2 mese/i fa
1pt
For me, collecting figures is like collecting memories: if you fall head over heels for an anime or game, then naturally you'll want to collect things about it to remember it forever. And mine has a bit of an ulterior motive: if something were to happen to me, my loved ones will more than likely be able to make a good chunk of change off my collection. That might be TMI, but it's a good way to look at this hobby imo.

That aside, I'm planning to move away later this year, and this method is a good thing to remember. Not just figurines and merch, but also clothes and other stuff. The things you love are the things you'll keep. And since some of those things are kinda $$$$$$, you'll hold that memory especially close v(^∀^*)

But if your interest in something has faded, it's best to give it away to a good home and let others experience the joy you felt when you had it.
2 mese/i fa
2pt
I've always done this with my figure collection. When I'm thinking about selling things, I try to think about whether I'd miss the figure if it was gone, and if I feel happy when I take it out of the box and look at it. If not, I put it up for sale. I occasionally make mistakes, and I have ended up buying two figures I sold in the past again, but for the dozens of others, I have no regrets.
2 mese/i fa
1pt
Moeromoero Chinese Dress Hunter
EnvyNeko (2 mese/i fa) #49801063I think you're missing some of the method. In this case if a figure brings you joy in any way then you wouldn't get rid of it. You like the way it looks? Keep it. Its a character you love and it has a special place in your heart? Keep it. It's when you look at an item and think about how you dont like it anymore. Or when it conjures up some sort of sour feeling. If you look at something and feel nothing positive why are you keeping it?
It doesn't mean that you have to look at something and feel super happy when you see it. But it should elicit a positive response. This method is not just for figures, it applies to most everything in life. Negativity drags you down and its better to cut it out where you can. It doesn't hurt that this can also reduce clutter.
Everyone is different and won't look at their figures the same as others. Some people still love having things from when they were younger, others don't. That is subjective to the person.
I love how you say joy is the worst thing to measure it by but mention that if an item has positive value then to keep it. What do you think sparking joy means?


As I said,
I am saying Joy is not a good way to measure value of an item.
Needs is not a thing to consider in hobbies.
there are things you should keep without Joy and need.

Here's some examples,
My parents bought me something wrong when I was small,
I was asking for a Gunpla on birthday, but they bought
an action figure I didn't like I didn't ask for , I didn't hate it neither.
It didn't bring me joy, I didn't need it at all.
But I won't throw it because I appreciate my parents' generosity.
And it's a special memory that I can't forget.

One more, I bought Nao in 2006, ITEM #322
It ages and I no longer look at it at all, I leave it at my parents' place , not mine.
It gets dusty, sometimes my parents/my brother help me on cleaning.
I don't appreciate her beauty like I did a decade ago.
It doesn't bring me pleasure or hapiness anymore , but I keep it anyway.
If I really love it, I won't leave it at parents' home.
2 mese/i fa
1pt
I've been doing this every since I've been collecting. Pretty much I worry more about space than anything else. Like most collectors I would love to have a full room of figures I like but I'd rather it be full of quality figures than multiple small priced figures that don't bring me the same enjoyment as other more articulated figures.
2 mese/i fa
1pt
dokidoki azusa girl
Yes, KonMari has come to me at a very good time since I am preparing to move out of the country next year and I have a massive collection. I've already started getting rid of tons and tons of manga, art books, figures, etc.

I've recently began to rid myself of almost my entire Evangelion collection-- while I used to love it so much, I just haven't been that into it in a few years, but unhappily held onto it because "eh what if I regret it or get into it again someday..."

I've found this to be so beneficial to my mental health. Rather than feeling weighed down by so many items I didn't feel great about, I'm giving them to people who really appreciate them, or selling them for money I can use to buy things I've really wanted, like nice clothes. I actually feel really good about seeing my collection shrink in size.
2 mese/i fa
0pt
This is something I came to on my own a while ago, before KonMari. Since I had been collecting so long I had to look at what I was buying and see if it was what I really wanted.

However, so much old stuff to sell, it’s burdensome. Again, that’s why I’m much more careful now. I don’t want that burden and I’m much better about recognizing “tokimeki” lol! I’ve sold hundreds of items and have hundreds more to go, but, it’s a process, you’ll get there eventually.

I do agree that with each item, you should “thank it,” for me, it’s reflecting on what you learned from it “I do NOT look great in pastels,” “I will wait for a series to be over before getting figures to make sure I like the WHOLE series,” “ugh Figuarts, I will no longer preorder your promo pic lies.” Additionally I agree with taking out EVERYTHING and see exactly how much you have. It can be shocking. As a collector perhaps you'd feel pride instead of disgust, but honestly you can always trim the fat.

In the end my closet still has a lot of black and I’ve sold a lot of my heels and that’s ok. If black is what I reach for and comfy shoes too, so be it.
2 mese/i fa
5pt
Moeromoero (2 mese/i fa) #49792396Nothing lasts forever. There's no eternal Joy.
Then, should you let go everything in your life?
At the moment you unbox the new figure, you're excited.
Then, you take some great pictures. Licking the figure every night the whole week.
After that, eventually, the joy is declining.
In the course of time, you are no longer excited like you did on day one.
But you still like the figure , you like that particular character.
this figure has a special place in your heart. This is such a complicate feeling.
Does it mean that you should throw it away? Nope.
As long as it has positive value you are welcomed to keep it.
Joy is like the worst thing to value an item. It isn't measurable. Quite subjective.
Needs is also not a consideration in hobbies, you don't need plastic figures, you only need water and food. lol
If you wanna give up an item, think about what you get in return.
Selling in second hand market, how much do you get?
Giving away it to someone else, would you be happy seeing a friend smiling?
These are much more reasonable to consider.
individuals should be able to think critically, not relying on someone's theories.
You are you.


I think you're missing some of the method. In this case if a figure brings you joy in any way then you wouldn't get rid of it. You like the way it looks? Keep it. Its a character you love and it has a special place in your heart? Keep it. It's when you look at an item and think about how you dont like it anymore. Or when it conjures up some sort of sour feeling. If you look at something and feel nothing positive why are you keeping it?

It doesn't mean that you have to look at something and feel super happy when you see it. But it should elicit a positive response. This method is not just for figures, it applies to most everything in life. Negativity drags you down and its better to cut it out where you can. It doesn't hurt that this can also reduce clutter.

Everyone is different and won't look at their figures the same as others. Some people still love having things from when they were younger, others don't. That is subjective to the person.

I love how you say joy is the worst thing to measure it by but mention that if an item has positive value then to keep it. What do you think sparking joy means?
2 mese/i fa
-6pt
Moeromoero Chinese Dress Hunter
Nothing lasts forever. There's no eternal Joy.
Then, should you let go everything in your life?

At the moment you unbox the new figure, you're excited.
Then, you take some great pictures. Licking the figure every night the whole week.
After that, eventually, the joy is declining.
In the course of time, you are no longer excited like you did on day one.
But you still like the figure , you like that particular character.
this figure has a special place in your heart. This is such a complicate feeling.
Now you know why the demand curve is downward sloping.

Does it mean that you should throw it away? Nope.
As long as it has positive value you are welcomed to keep it.

Joy is like the worst thing to value an item. It isn't measurable. Quite subjective.
Needs is also not a consideration in hobbies, you don't need plastic figures, you only need water and food. lol

If you wanna give up an item, think about what you get in return.
Selling in second hand market, how much do you get?
Giving away it to someone else, would you be happy seeing a friend smiling?
These are much more reasonable to consider.

individuals should be able to think critically, not relying on someone's theories.

You are you.
2 mese/i fa
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