#5 — The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

Rating: 5/5
  • Very Buddhist in its philosophy — on Amazon, it’s filed under Religion and Spirituality, New Age, among other things
  • The whole of the book is greater than the sum of its different ideas — it is a book hard to explain succinctly
  • Talking about your possessions as if they are living things is a bit weird, but if you accept the idea, you will end up treating things with more care, and will feel less likely to keep replacing things or hold onto things that have outlived its purpose? Perhaps… only time will tell
  • Inspired by the book, I did a deep clean of the apartment. However in the process of purging, I lost my work ID and was late for work!