September 13, 2018 by TinyNavajo
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
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*Published January 15, 2011*
This was the next book on my decluttering list. And part of it being on my decluttering list means that I borrowed it from my library; no buying. I’m glad that I did borrow it from the library, I forgot that I can borrow all the books in the world from the two libraries that are near me!
The art of decluttering is an art that most people need to learn, especially as we have become a more materialistic society. We have a lot of STUFF in homes, apartments, storage facilities, and everywhere else we store our stuff. The problem with storing all of this stuff is that we don’t use the majority of that stuff. But by learning how to declutter and tidy up, we not only make more room in your living areas, but you make more room in your life for the things you actually use and for the things you actually want to do.
I think what I enjoyed most about is that the author includes stories about her own journey to decluttering and tidying. It made it real the advice and “rules” to decluttering she laid out in her book. Kondo has made this her life, but she also has a lot of experience with this and it makes sense when she tells you why you should do something in a certain order.
I have done some of what Kondo has said to do when it comes to decluttering and I have gotten rid of quite a lot of stuff. And I’m working on getting rid of more. What books have you read that have inspired you to work on something? What was it? Comment below and let me know!