Why the Konmari Book Tidying Method Doesn’t Work

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Why Not Put It To The Test

OK, let’s test the Konmari method of book tidying out.

The Method Goes Something Like This

  • Go to your bookcase.
  • Take a book out
  • Hold it
  • Consider it
  • Does it spark joy?
  • No?
  • Chuck it
  • Job done
  • Eat cake

Yeah, yeah, I made that last step up.

Flaws in Method

Bookcase? Yes, you’ve got a few of those but, Marie, does this include overflowing heaps of books on the floor, on tables, on bedside cabinets, in the bathroom, in the kitchen?

Take a book. You can do that easily, You can take many, many books.

Hold it. Yes, you can do that, but Marie, Marie – this is where it all starts to unravel, girl.

You cannot hold a book really without having a good look at the cover, reading the title, maybe turning it over and reading the synopsis on the back…

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