by Thomas Beutel

A while ago I picked Marie Kondo’s book on tidying. I haven’t followed her prescriptions to the letter, but I have found her instructions to be immensely useful.

The most important result that I have had is that once I tidy a room or space, it stays tidy. A big part of this is making sure that I have one and only one place for all of my things. Now that I’m clear where everything belongs, it’s so much easier to stay tidy. There is no barrier to keeping a room tidy because I know exactly where everything belongs.

It sounds like an easy thing, but I’ve been messy since I was a kid. So for me it’s a major change. And a welcome one.