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Applying KoniMari

While traveling recently, I happened upon The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo.  In it, Kondo lays out the KoniMari Method, her approach to getting rid of unnecessary clutter and organizing what’s left.   In KoniMari, you pull out everything you own, examine what you have, and keep only those possessions that “spark joy.’  Distilled down, those possessions that give you joy and peace, you keep; those that weigh you down, be thankful for their service to you and ditch them (sell, donate, trash).

Kondo’s writing has struck a chord with me as I am currently holding on to quite a bit of crap that I would be better off ditching.  In particular, I have been paying over $100 per month for over a year to a storage facility to keep things that I have had decision paralysis as to what to do with.   Would I spend $1300 now to purchase those items I am storing if I did not already own them?  Likely not.

I’ll apply Kondo’s method those things stored and see what results.  To be continued…