The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up


Format: Audiobook

Source: Public Library

Rating: 3.75

I sometimes try to pick a random topic just to expand my frame of reference.  This was one of those books.  I would not consider myself a highly organized or tidy person.  I figured I could learn a few things from this book.

Discard everything you want to get rid of first.  Do NOT tidy up before discarding everything first.  Once you have finished then you can begin reorganizing.
Think it through. Visualize what you want the end result to be.  Visualize how you want your drawers to look, visualize your living room.

Start with clothes.  Kondo recommends starting with off-season clothes.  Get rid of everything that doesn’t make you feel good.

Clutter is caused by a failure to return things to where they belong.
Storage should reduce the effort to put things away, not the effort to get them out.  We tend to not mind more work to get things out because we are taking them out for a purpose.
Be sure to discard anything that doesn’t bring you joy when you think about it.



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