Marie Kondo and her philosophy of tidying have exploded onto mainstream media. Her show on Netflix is inspiring millions of people around the world to declutter their homes.
We’re long-time fans of Marie’s work and we have implemented some of her strategies in the past.
With that, the idea behind sparking joy, while inspiring, is not something that we agree with when it comes to minimalism.
In this episode, we breakdown the idea behind making decisions on things you should keep, discard and bring into your life, and provide an alternative to the question, “does this item spark joy?” We share a new concept that we have created based on the type of person you are and what stage of life you are in right now. Just like not every diet and work-out regime fits everyone, decluttering and minimalism approaches are also not a ‘one glove fits all’ style of approach. We discuss four different approaches and demonstrate them with some tangible real-life examples.
“We should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of.”
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Things mentioned in this episode
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
- “Does it Spark Joy?” Is the Wrong Decluttering Question by Joshua Becker
- A Tea with Joshua Becker from Becoming Minimalist
- Marie Kondo’s website
- How to Create an Effective Personal Integrity Report (Including Examples)
- The Art of Contentment: 5 Ways to Reduce Your Expectation Gap
- Core Values List by James Clear
- A Minimalist Vegan Wedding
- How to Finally Overcome Your Resistance to Decluttering
- The Problem With Storage
- Why We Don’t Want Kids