Marie Kondo just gets me. And The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has moved to the top of my favorite organizing books. She writes in such a simple way that’s so easy to follow and it just makes sense. You’ll want to immediately get up and fold all your socks in the proper way because well, socks have feelings too, according to Kondo anyway.
Even though some of the techniques weren’t new to me (get rid of anything that doesn’t “spark joy”) she also has some interesting points I’d never considered (like why I shouldn’t just give my mom or sister the things I can’t bear to get rid of myself). Overall, while some parts were a little over the top, they made sense in a way too. If we treat our houses with respect we are more likely to treat our things with respect and think twice before we start adding clutter.
“The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.”
This is an extremely motivating book that only left me with the desire to keep paring down and living with only the things I need.
Has anyone else read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up? What did you think?