Keepsakes and memetos also need to be tidied up

Even though most of us would not think about throwing memorable things away, Book - The life-changing magic of tidying up.. the Japanese art of decluttering and organizingBook - The life-changing magic of tidying up.. the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

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author: Marie Kondō, Cathy Hirano
title: The life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing
year: [[2014]]



asks us to apply the same Does this spark joyDoes this spark joy
This is Marie Kondo's famous criterion whether to keep something when tidying uptidying up
The main topic of [[Book - The life-changing magic of tidying up.. the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing]]

The KonMari methods simplified:

1.  Gather all items in that category in one p...
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criterion to them as to our other possessions when tidying uptidying up
The main topic of [[Book - The life-changing magic of tidying up.. the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing]]

The KonMari methods simplified:

1.  Gather all items in that category in one p...
. The joy and excitement we feel in the here and now are what's important.

Our truly precious memories will never vanish even if we discard objects that have a connection to them. (Could we find actual research on this? The link between memories and items). And even if memories might fade, Marie Kondo offers this inspiring take:

It is not our memories but the person we have become because of those past experiences that we should treasure.

And if these objects in the combination with the memory spark joy, we keep them. We just need to be careful that we are honest here.

Gifts and the like can be viewed under the light of Many things in life have already fulfilled their purposeMany things in life have already fulfilled their purpose
As [[Book - The life-changing magic of tidying up.. the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing]] argues, there are a lot of things we should get rid of, but don't because those things have pla...
, similar for photos:

The meaning of a photo lies in the excitement and joy you feel when taking it.