Marie Kondo’s system of organizing influenced a lot of people to get rid of the mess. But did you know that you can also apply the same approach to money? Follow these steps on how to use the KonMari method on your budget:

Set your goals
Start listing your goals. Begin by visualizing what you’ll achieve once you lessen your costs. Doing this will make it easier for you to do the rest of the steps that follow.

Divide your expenses
The KonMari method focuses on cleaning up by categories such as clothing and books. You can also do the same in budgeting. It is recommended to separate your money into three categories: wants, needs, and savings.

Manage payments
Manage your payments by automatically deducting them from your account. This is a good way to avoid missing a payment accidentally. This also means you can throw away old financial statements once you automate your payments.

Focusing on your goals while following these steps will surely benefit you in the long run. “Spark joy” by organizing your finances, Marie Kondo style!