Journal — Konmari

The magic of tidying

The magic of tidying

Earlier this year, after several recommendations, I sat down with Marie Kondo’s The life changing magic of tidying up. A slightly eccentric, but highly enjoyable read, about tidying up. The book closely examines the connections we hold to our ‘things.’ Why do we keep clothes, trinkets, books that do not bring us joy? And how can we learn to part with them.

These ideas fascinate me. Why do we feel compelled to buy things? Furthermore why do we buy things that we do not love? Is it to fill a void, to mask sadness,...