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KonMari'd my House

I bought The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up years ago, when it first came out, and then read a bit and ignored it. However, the Netflix series completely mesmerised me, and I've now gone back and re-read the book.

I find the subtle (and not-so-subtle) critiques of Marie Kondo to be incredibly frustrating. For example, she's not saying that YOU have to only have 30 books, that's just the number that works for her. Also, treating inanimate objects as valued things, "waking up" the books and thanking clothes before you send them on their next journey is not "woo-woo," it's Shinto. Also, if you're not bothered by your excess stuff, then this is not for you!

Sorry, rant over.

Things I have thanked, and sent on their way:
a terrifying number of socks with holes in themtwo pair of socks which have never fit and actually hurt my feet when I wore themmy rugby shirt (used for field hockey) at Oundle school, circa 1992what appeared to be every Christmas …

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