Chip Martens — Thoughts


I’ve been intrigued with the concept of minimalism and living with less for many years, however as easy as it is to purge my cupboards and closets, I’ve always found it’s just as easy to acquire new items to fill them.

Marie Kondo provides a simple, effective method to declutter you home. It focuses on five categories of clutter in which you attack systematically from easiest, your clothes, to most difficult, anything sentimental.  This process allows you to see and feel everything you own all at once, assess whether it’s worth keeping or discarding, and then develop a system for putting it neatly back into place. 

As I’ve recommended to others, I would skip The Life Changing Art of Tidying Up and jump straight into Spark Joy which features fewer client stories and provides more of a how-to guide on getting yourself organized.