Japan is known for minimalism. However, when it comes to the West, is it really possible to downsize the way we live our lives? You may have watched Netflix featuring Marie Kondo. And maybe, you may have read about her in the reviews. But is it really that easy to pick things that “spark joy”? The point of the entire Netflix series is for people to realize that we hold on to things that we don’t need. We hold on to things mainly because we feel that we will be losing something if we have less in life.

This has been a common dilemma considering how consumeristic the world has become today. The good news is that it is really easy to just stick to the essentials. You can enumerate the things that you do and realize that we actually wasted our money on useless things. The good thing about decluttering is that you can actually clear your mind. You can have an easier time to think and find solutions to some of the pertinent questions that you have in life. You will actually be surprised that there are some things that we can live without.

Konmari Method gives you a deadline. This means that you don’t end up decluttering at an uncertain duration. Instead, you will be given a week or even a month to get rid of things that you need to get rid of. You will also be surprised that a lot of things that you don’t really need or like are kept in your home accumulating dust.