Marie Kondo, author of the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is a professional consultant who helps clients "tidy" their homes.
Her technique is simple.
Step 1: Throw out anything that doesn’t spark joy.
Step 2: Organize it.
I originally wrote an entirely different review. But it has irritated me every time I saw it on my Goodreads books or the website.
So here is my revision.
I guess after some time away from this book, I was glad to have read it because it helped me to look at my things differently, but now I wish I had not been so gung-ho to toss everything. Because raising a family isn't about having a perfect house or being perfectly ordered. For me, I like having things that help me do LESS work. I want items to help me to be less stressed so that I can focus instead on being with my family and taking care of them more cheerfully. Maybe that means a junk bag of old socks that I loathe, but those old socks just became the puppet show game that distracted my kids and enabled me to make dinner.