Book - The life-changing magic of tidying up.. the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing makes one point very clear: You need to tidy up in one shot. Tidying a bit every day will not work.
To avoid rebound and clutter taking over again, you need to once have felt the liberating feeling of your house being in order. Only then will you experience the necessary mindset and lifestyle changes that make it possible to keep your home tidy. Kondo talks about an "change so profound that it touches your emotions"
Rebound only occurs when tidying up was done half way. When using the KonMari Method properly, Marie Kondo claims that she and her clients experiences a 0% rebound rate.
This is a sprint, not a marathon. You need to see results quickly. The Message of Marie Kondo is very clean: Aim for perfection, as it can be achieved. The items in your home are finite and Tidying consists of two simple steps
This is all I need to be happy. I don’t need anything more.” The satisfaction that envelops your whole being at that point is palpable. I call this the “just-right click point.” Interestingly, once you have passed this point, you’ll find that the amount you own never increases. And that is precisely why you will never rebound.
Marie Kondo: "Tidying is just a tool, not the final destination. The true goal should be to establish the lifestyle you want most once your house has been put in order."
This is another example of Grand gestures, as found in: Grand gestures can facilitate deep work