The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and OrganizingThe Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The book make logical sense but hit hard on feelings. It could have been a great article instead of a book. Book is filled with fillers. And Marie’s strange rituals like kneeling at the floor of client’s house or thanking her purse are way beyond my comprehension.

Marie emphasize on creating a space that improves your mind and body. She suggests to keep only the things that you are passionate about and get rid of everything else. We often buy things that appeal to us impulsively and then do nothing with them. Kondo says that the purpose of such things has already been served and now it’s time to discard them. This applies to books, clothes, documents, bills, gadgets etc. Every object that you have has a role to play. The challenge is to find if that role still has a meaning in your life.

I am inclined to try this out. Marie says it takes six months to tidying up a house. But I’ll do it my way not Marie Kondo way. I can’t talk to the things and find joy in everything. My mobile charger doesn’t give any joy but it serves a meaningful purpose in my life. I am going to leave the joy part aside. That just don’t make any sense to me. Instead, I’ll evaluate importance based on purpose.

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