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#266- KonMari?

This morning I watched TV news program “NHK World’s NEWSROOM TOKYO” and saw the segment about KonMari.

I enjoyed seeing how KonMari organized some American women’s home, because I love cleaning and organizing (yes, I am a super clean/neat/organization freak) and I love to see people’s neat place.

And I feel good to see neat and beautiful things in the world.

But I was screaming “Kitanai! (Dirty!)” to the TV screen this morning because KonMari was folding shirts of client on the floor (people are walking by their shoes, floor is dirty)… I guess KonMari is not a clean freak ; )

I haven’t read KonMari’s book, so I don’t know everything about her method of tidying, but I can say this… we can tidy our belongings without throwing our belongings out.

Most of messy people’s problem is not organization, their problem is “bad shopping habit or bad shopping taste” or “wrong storage style”.

Messy people buy stuff without thinking (they just shop for joy for the moment), that’s why their home is very me…