a philosophy behind tidying

I am currently reading the book:

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

It’s a fantastic book so far!!  It sounds kind of silly– am I seriously reading a book on how to clean?  Isn’t it intuitive and obvious?

According to Marie Kondo, it is.  Tidying is really about two concepts:

1. Do you want to keep it?

2. Where should you keep it?

It’s so freaking simple that I could’ve written a whole book on it myself, ha!  What I love about her book is her personal philosophy of what it means to tidy.  It made me think about all the objects I have accumulated in my life.  It tells the story of each decision I made and why I made it.

Who was I when I made that decision?  My belongings are so personal yet often taken for granted.  How do I treat my belongings?  What is my relationship with them?

Her philosophy made me realize that it is time to explore these questions and dig deep into who I was and who I am now.  I will keep you dedicate another post onto the results and finding.

feel free to share your thoughts :)