The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
by Marie Kondo
A life-changing read
The book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up changed my life (really) and hopefully will have a profound effect on you. Marie Kondo is an organizational guru who travels the world helping people unclutter their closets, their life, and thus their minds.
The crux of the book is to rid yourself of items that don’t bring you joy and places import on the art of minimizing so everything has its place. I put all my possessions in a pile (by category) and quickly determined that I derived no joy from 2/3 of my wardrobe! There was that t-shirt from a fraternity party in college, there were those mismatched socks with holes, there was even a sport coat with elbow pads! Elbow pads!
I can tell you from experience that this method made me much happier; my clothes are much happier (ask them) with room to breathe, and I have stayed more organized because there is a rightful, clear place for each item. This process may seem painful but it will bring you much joy. Buy it, read it, and just do it!