The life-changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo, published October 14, 2014; Ten Speed Press
Why can't I keep my house in order? You can't tidy if you've never learned how
When I tell people that my profession is telling other people how to tidy, I am usually met with looks of astonishment. "Can you actually make money doing that?" is their first question. This is almost always followed by, "Do people need lessons in tidying?"
Book teaser:...The general assumption, in Japan at least, is that tidying doesn't need to be taught but rather is picked up naturally....one never hears of anyone passing on the family secrets of tidying, even within the same household.
Book description:By paring down to the volume that you can properly handle, you revitalize your relationship with your belongings. (p. 126)
This best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.
I bought this book before I even knew it was a best seller. I started it, it sounded reasonable and very do-able, but I now have to finish the book to get back on track and remember all the advice. Tops in one drawer, bottoms in another; how to fold and store socks, underwear, bags; clothes that one must hang in the closet, etc.
But first, I must throw everything away or dispose of those things I don't want, use, or find useful! Phew!
Would you keep reading after the first paragraph, etc.?
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