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Enter The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. As much as I love a good novel, my bedtime reading is usually non-fiction of the self-help or social/cultural studies variety. I can get lost in a good novel and stay up reading all night but non-fiction I can put down after a chapter or two.
Tidying Up was a quick little read and some of her methods are ideas I have used before. Ms Kondo advocates for organizing by category instead of by room, something I tried earlier this year with office supplies... once I gathered all the notebooks I had scattered throughout the house into one place I realized I may have a little stationary problem.
Some of her practices seemed a little extreme to me but I can see where they might be necessary for someone living in a tiny space. Anyone looking into simplifying their belongings might want to pick up a copy. If you've read Tidying Up and are looking for more of in-depth course in decluttering and organizing, Spark Joy is her newest book... an illustrated master class in the "KonMarie method". I don't know if I'm up for a master class but for now.... if you're looking for me, I'll be in a corner organizing stuff.