After about eight friends and clients asked me about or recommended the book , I finally broke down and read it. I get why it’s a best seller. Kondo tells you to abandon advice you’ve heard for years about organizing, comb through your entire house (in her clearly prescribed way), discarding a large portion of your possessions, and you'll never have to do it again. She says our lives will change in big, powerful ways, leading us to success in every arena. She claims none of her clients have reverted to their old, cluttering ways.
I confess, though I found the claims hard to believe, I’m giving it a try myself. As I look around my house, I can see so much that doesn’t “spark joy,” her measure of what to keep and what to discard. I’m eager to go through the whole "KonMari" process (what she calls her system) and see how my life changes, though I may not follow her directions to the letter.
I've found myself asking if every little thing sparks joy, including tasks and friends. I think I'll continue to get clarity around what truly sparks joy, and when I do, I just might flourish spiritually and financially. At least that's the story I'm telling myself.
How about you? Are you ready for a big change? Are you ready to commit to going through every possession, including papers and archives, and freeing yourself of everything that doesn’t bring you joy? I’m excited to incorporate the KonMari Method into the work I've been doing with my clients for years to see first-hand how powerful it can be for others. Who’s ready?