So you finally decided to start organizing your home or office. At first it can be a tall task, especially if the space is full of clutter. You may ask yourself, “Where do I start?” It can be tempting to identify a corner of the room or a particular desk or table as a starting point. But, could there be an ideal way to approach the task?
In “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” author Marie Kondo advises that all organizing proceed by category. Her system guides people to work from things with the least sentimental value to the most by specific types of items. She explains:
“Start with clothes, then move on to books, papers, komono (miscellany), and finally things with sentimental value. If you reduce what you own in this order, your work will proceed with surprising ease. By starting with the easy things first and leaving the hardest for last, you can gradually hone your decision-making skills, so that by the end, it seems simple.” (pg. 65)