We’ve all been there. After spending hours cleaning and organizing, we step back to admire our work and vow to keep things looking neat and tidy. Yet time and time again, the space we cleaned reverts to its cluttered state. The problem is, when most of us clean and organize, we are really just rearranging our stuff.
The key to lasting tidiness is to only keep those things that bring us joy. This is the premise of the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Upand the basis of this challenge. The author and developer of this system, Marie Kondo, spends her days teaching people her “KonMari” method, and she makes the amazing claim that nobody who completes her system has ever rebounded and reverted to messiness and clutter. This is because as you go through her prescribed method of tidying, your mindset changes and your perspective shifts. Even if you have failed in the past, or think you are just “not a clean person,” or even if you think you are lazy, you can do this!
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