Though I haven’t seen Marie Kondo’s Netflix show (I don’t have Netflix), the buzz around the show caused me to read her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and I am now in the process of going through the clothing-
YOU REALLY HAVE JOINED MARIE KONDO’S CULT! NOOOOOOOO!
Maybe I have joined, so what?
But it’s a popular hot trend of the type you usually ignore! Especially since it’s from TV!
I think it is cool that I’ve fallen in sync with a hot TV trend for once, albeit almost by accident.
But everybody is overwhelming the thrift stores at once!
The picture is more complicated that than in San Francisco (and I am saddened by the disappearance of the thrift stores in the Mission / SoMa). I do sincerely wish I had discovered the book a month earlier (or possibly years earlier).
But you’re an atheist!
I do not plan to do the part of the KonMari method where I set up a little shrine in my home.
But you’re going to be thanking objects! Inanimate objects!
Ummmm, I was doing that even before I heard of Marie Kondo or any of her work.
Fair point. But before you mostly kept that practice to yourself and told only a few people about it. Now you’re not just going to quietly thank inanimate objects, you’re going to try to push other people in the KonMari cult!
I promise that I will not try to push other people into the KonMari cult. I may talk about the benefits (as well as the negative effects) of the KonMari method, and I may counter criticism when I feel like it, but when people say ‘I don’t want to do the Konmari thing’ I will say ‘cool, then don’t do it.’ Continue reading