A Japanese how-to has Americans tossing out clutter by the bagful
By the time Anna Kate Mackle of Tampa Bay, Fla., got a copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (the book by Japanese organizer Marie Kondo that has taken the U.S. by storm), she had given decluttering the college try — a few times. Needless to say, it didn’t take.
But something about Kondo’s deliberate and unique method made Mackle rethink her process. “(My family) had been trying to declutter and would do a little bit at a time, but not ever finish,” says Mackle, the principal harpist for the Florida Orchestra. “So we went through the steps that she talks about in the book, and she talks about going in a specific order.”
Marie Kondo: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Japanese organizational consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly declutter your home once, you'll never have to do it ...
We are doing this now, not seen the vid or read the book, but having kids that are bent on messing the house up, it gets a battle lol, but we have about 90% done at the moment, we actually start with the lite stuff first, that way it gives you more of an idea whet need doing,
Many years ago, I began cleaning out a lot of unusable and unwanted things from our basement. It took me a very long time to donate, throw out or have a junk company take various things way. I did not need to read any books.