“Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. By doing this, you can reset your life and embark on a new lifestyle.” (the life-changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo)
If I were to tell you to hold each object you own in your hand and thank them for the support they offer you on a daily basis, what would you do? If I were to ask you to greet your home as if it were an old friend, would you laugh? Of course you would. However, if the excessively sincere, outdatedly earnest Marie Kondo asked you to do these things (as she will when you read her book) you’d find yourself thinking: why not? Though not a polished writer, Marie has a way of convincing her readers with her incredible sensitivity for every person’s (and every object’s) feelings. She cares so much about making the world a better place through what she terms ‘tidying’ that it’s just impossible not to want to help her out with that mission by starting in your own home.
I’d write more, but I’m too busy organizing my home by category, holding each object, and asking myself, does this spark joy?