It’s nigh impossible to attempt any kind of decluttering effort without encountering Marie Kondo and her KonMari method. The self-stylized “Japanese art of decluttering and organization” is the method of choice for so many vloggers, bloggers, and Facebook groups that one could get the impression, at first, that is is the only way to declutter.
This was only slightly less true in 2018, when I made one of my failed “Let’s clean up our act!” attempts. Kondo did not have the name recognition she has today (which came via her 2019 Netflix series), but she was still highly present in the decluttering community. That’s when I bought the KonMari bible, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” and tried to dive head-first into it.Continue reading