Every summer we take a family vacation to the beach. My favorite thing to do is read on the sand, under the umbrella, facing the ocean, breathing in the sea air and hearing the waves gently crashing on the shore. I always pick some light reading for the beach- either some trashy, pulpy novel, or perhaps a non-fiction that’s the latest craze. Two summers ago, I read The Joy of Tidying by Marie Kondo. It was extremely popular at the time and Kondo’s method of home organizing was all the rage. I found the book helpful and amusing. Some of her ideas were so outlandish that I read them out loud to my family and we all had a good chuckle. Kondo’s method, the Kon-marie method of tidying, is based on a few core principals and techniques. She believes that all of your items should be visible to you when stored, she has a unique way of folding clothing, and she insists that you only keep items or objects that spark joy for you. She has you go through every it
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