Free space free. – We can keep order. But we have so many things that we are constantly sorting, tidying up. So it’s all about wiping out, so in the end you only have things that are of value to you: in the closet, in the bookshelf, etc. Marie Kondo’s approach is very simple. She advises against complicated systems of order. “Cleaning up is just a tool, not the ultimate goal.”
Whereas most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, the KonMari Method’s category-by-category, all-at-once prescription leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have been repeat customers (and she still has a three-month waiting list of new customers!). With detailed guidance for every type of item in the household, this quirky little manual from Japan’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help readers clear their clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
A first conclusion to the book
Of course I can only give a real conclusion on the life-changing effect of the book in a few months.
My first thoughts:
- At first it sounds a bit spiritual. But if you get involved in the procedure, it works!
- There is no rule of how much ballast you should meet. Everyone needs different amounts of items to feel comfortable. One more, the other less.
- Just throw away your own things! The value of objects is different for everyone.
- Throwing away: It may not necessarily be in our disposable society. Books can be sold or given away. Dishes, clothes are brought to the Red Cross. Another person may need and love those things that are no longer “beloved”.
Lots of fun while trying: MAGIC CLEANING.
Your Sonja Kalusche