The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing


Excellent tips and mindset overall.

Yet there’s something I don’t agree with. Marie Kondon, author of the book, argues that you should not discard things by a negative yardstick:

I came to the conclusion that the best way to choose what to keep and what to throw away is to take each item in one’s hand and ask: “Does this spark joy?”

Nobody got time for this, man. If you haven’t used something in a couple of years or more, discard it or give it to charity. If you’re really attached to it, keep it but be honest. It’s simpler than to ask yourself some weird questions.