In the wake of Kondo's partnership with eBay, we asked the doyenne of de-cluttering for some choice bits of advice — what we're calling Kondo-isms — and have turned inward to ask ourselves how they can apply to the lives of twentysomething New Yorkers.
No item is worthless unless the item’s owner regards it as worthless.
We should thank [items] for what they have brought to our lives and get rid of them.
If you feel a little pulse in your body or some kind of special feeling, you know that the item sparks joy in you and you should not get rid of it.
Most people tidy room by room, but if you do this, you will spend the rest of your life tidying.
If you come home...and you feel some sort of disturbance or discomfort in your life when you open the door, then it’s quite probable that you need to tidy your home.
Where there's a will, there's a way. (And a book deal.)