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A Better Organizational Strategy: Throw Away Everything That Doesn’t Make You Happy

I love the principle presented by Japanese organizational expert Marie Kondo in her new book. The short version is: discard everything that doesn’t “spark joy.”

For all the clothes you don’t wear, pass them on. At minimum, never keep anything you haven’t worn in the past year.

Go around your house and get rid of all unnecessary papers. Papers are the worst—they rarely bring joy.

Don’t worry about organizational accoutrements or professional storage products. Forget about being super minimalist. Instead, focus on holding on to things you like while getting rid of everything else.

This is a delightful decluttering strategy. I’m doing it right now.

Hat tip: NYT


Image: Rhockens