I recently read this article from the New York Times about a celebrity tidiness consultant in Japan named Marie Kondo. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about some of her whacky tips that really resonated with me.
You can read the full article here, but these are some highlights from the article, including some of her best organizing tips.
Kondo literally wants you to take every item out of your closet and ask this question. My problem with this is that though my gray boyfriend sweater does not in fact spark joy, it is a LIFESAVER of an item. If I only kept items that sparked joy, I’d literally only be wearing sequin old lady jackets and a tulle ballerina skirt. That’s just not sensible, Ms. Kondo.
Though the concept makes sense: keep only things you really love.
Again, she’s a bit of a whackadoo. She believes gently folding your clothes with care puts positive energy into them. I am nervous that my husband would think I’ve lost it if I whispered sweet nothings to my underwear.