The Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

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The Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Post by johno » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:03 pm

This book has been on the bestseller list for months. And I'm a sucker for organizing systems because I'm a slob.

BUT I couldn't get through the book...the poor woman is obviously disturbed, with some ailment like OCD. And the whole world book-buying world is supporting her illness.

As to the actual content that I did read: "Take each item you own and hold it. If it does not give you joy, get rid of it."
I tried this method, and now all I have left is one Fleshlight and 3 stacks of porn.

Seriously, it's a shitty method. IMO
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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:23 pm

johno wrote:This book has been on the bestseller list for months. And I'm a sucker for organizing systems because I'm a slob.

BUT I couldn't get through the book...the poor woman is obviously disturbed, with some ailment like OCD. And the whole world book-buying world is supporting her illness.

As to the actual content that I did read: "Take each item you own and hold it. If it does not give you joy, get rid of it."
I tried this method, and now all I have left is one Fleshlight and 3 stacks of porn.

Seriously, it's a shitty method. IMO

She's crazy. Certainly that is true. I found it extremely useful. One of the best books of its kind I have ever read. I applied the method across the board, it came apart at tools....(the correct number of tools is =n+1)

I've applied the same logic to methodologies, discarded ideas, systems, clients, friends. I threw away nearly a pallet of books. I even ditched a few very long term fried acquaintances...the "how the object/person " makes you Feel** method I thought was sneakily clever way to make a snap judgement that was easy to stand behind later.
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Re: The Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Post by Boris » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:27 pm

My wife loves the book.

Haven't read it, but I think I probably need it. I could stand to get rid of a pallet of books myself...

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Post by Bram » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:09 am

She's crazy, anyone crying about how they organize their things is crazy.

The book was very effective for me, my house was neat and organized within a few weeks of finishing it last Summer and I've kept it up ever since.

I didn't think to apply it to people or really anything but my household possessions, that's a great idea to extend it outwards BD.
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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:47 am

Bram wrote:She's crazy, anyone crying about how they organize their things is crazy.

The book was very effective for me, my house was neat and organized within a few weeks of finishing it last Summer and I've kept it up ever since.

I didn't think to apply it to people or really anything but my household possessions, that's a great idea to extend it outwards BD.

I had to crack the book again to catch that...

yeah...she's a loon. But...still useful thought process, if she's dubious in her practice.
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Post by The Venerable Bogatir X » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:39 pm

I have it in hardcopy, which I did not finish, and Audible, which I did.

I like the concept in general and have worked it before the book came out. My wife's side of the family are pack-rat'ish and it's a constant battle as the kids got those genes, too. The big deal is the 'all in one shot' purging, IMO.

I like less.

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Post by Mickey O'neil » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:52 pm

I finally bought the book a couple of months ago and plan on reading it while on vacation next week.

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Post by tough old man » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:10 pm

Seriously why would anyone get rid of books? Unless its a good cause.
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Post by Blaidd Drwg » Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:33 pm

tough old man wrote:Seriously why would anyone get rid of books? Unless its a good cause.

"Have nothing in your home which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful"


I've read them. I gave them to someone else who hadn't. I saved a single shelf of books that I like to re-read or that are reference materials. All else is a waste of space for me and a delight for some book nerd.
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