By now, you’ve either read the book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” by Marie Kondo, or you have at least heard of it. What Kondo preaches isn’t simply “get rid of your stuff,” but encourages her readers and clients to get rid of the crap and only keep the belongings that bring joy to the owner.
Easy enough, right?
Actually, it is a liberating experience to discover those items you truly enjoy and free yourself from the physical and emotional weight of stuff from your past that keep you from letting go and moving forward with your life. When tackling my clothes this past week, I discovered an entire container of pants/slacks that haven’t fit me in several years. Why I’ve kept them is a mystery (not really, they were expensive and I loved them!), but now they are on their way to someone else who will love them and all their well-tailored glory. I haven’t missed them for a second and love how that closet finally breathes better, looks better and while still looking “full” it looks great.
There are life lessons to be learned from Ms. Kondo. As we work hard to save money and invest our savings in income-producing assets, it is a good point to look at what we own and thoughtfully consider how each item might be holding us back from where we need to be going.