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Revenge of the Dust Bunnies.Title: “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing”

Author: Marie Kondo

Rank: 68

Blurb: “With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house ‘spark joy’ (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home — and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.”

Review: “My one quibble with her instructions has to do with folding. I’ve always disliked rolls of items.”

Customers Also Bought: “The Meaning of Human Existence” by Edward O. Wilson

Footnote: Or, as our Dad taught us, throw everything into a giant box and shove it into the garage.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up [Amazon]

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My tidying up guidance is to not add this book to all the other junk you’ve accumulated. Adding one more thing to your existing clutter is not a move in the right direction. If you seriously believe this or any book will change your behavior so dramatically then your cluttered home or office is not really your biggest problem. You need help that goes way beyond how to fold crap.

@Dave H: It’s simple. For every non-food/alcohol thing you bring in the house, take two out to recycling, garbage, or Goodwill. Once a month go through the closet and put anything you haven’t worn or used in the past 12 months in a Goodwill bag, unless it’s specialized clothing (i.e. camping gear, which means you need to go camping!). Live in a house with the same number of bedrooms as adults in the house, or minus one bedroom (especially if some of the adults are the offspring of the ones paying the rent/mortgage).

Damn. I just read that Scarlett Johansson got married.

@Mistress Cynica: If she did, I didn’t get the announcement.

So along with shooting people in the back, you can choke someone to death while on camera, have the incident ruled a homicide by the medical examiners, and go scott free if you’re white and wearing a badge.

But if you’re the one recording the said cop killing someone, you’ll get indicted.

Got it.

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