Storage experts are hoarders

The first thing that comes to mind when many hear the words tidying uptidying up
The main topic of 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]]





The KonMari methods simplified:

1.  Gather all items in that category in one p...
is "storage", so they look at the optimal way of storing their belongings. According to 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

Metadata:

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



, this approach is fundamentally flawed. Optimized storage options only hide the problem that we own too many things. The key is to discard things in a matter so that you do not need the fancy storage in the first place.

"Putting things away creates the illusion that the clutter problem has been solved"

The essence of effective storage is this: designate a spot for every last thing you own.

I came to the conclusion that storage methods should be as simple as possible.

A similar thing happens with our activities. Instead of coming up with fancy methods for managing our times and elaborate todo-lists, we should look towards making it so that this kind of planning is not necessary in the first place. This notion stems from EssentialismEssentialism
The main philosophy explored in [[Book - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of less]]

It is closely related to [[Deep Work]] and shares a lot of the same approaches (differentiating important ...
. We cannot choose everything: There are no solutions, only tradeoffsThere are no solutions, only tradeoffs
This quote by economist Thomas Sowell is picked up in [[Book - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of less]] to highlight the necessity of cutting things out of our life. We cannot choose to do ...