Developed by Marie Kondo, The KonMari Method™ is an approach to decluttering based on Japanese values that is focused on surrounding yourself with only those items that spark joy.

In her own words:

“We should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of.” 

“The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.”

“When we really delve into the reasons for why we can’t let something go, there are only two: an attachment to the past or a fear for the future.” 

“People cannot change their habits without first changing their way of thinking.” 

“When you put your house in order, you put your affairs and your past in order, too. As a result, you can see quite clearly what you need in life and what you don’t.”

“My lifestyle brings me joy.”