I don’t agree with this at all. She has stated both in interviews and her book that she herself probably takes it too far and is more minimalist, but that she encourages people to keep what makes them happy and simply tries to teach people how to identify what they DON’T need or doesn’t make them happy.

I am not a minimalist, but too much clutter drives me bananas. I did some tidying up a la Marie Kondo and it felt great. I genuinely didn’t even realize just HOW MANY sheets and towels and random stuff I had in the linen closet.

I LIKE decluttering and stuff, and Marie Kondo’s method is just another method for decluttering in a veritable ocean of methods.

It seems irrational to get so angry at this one woman and her one method. Her business is successful and she helps people in her own way. Even if it doesn’t work for you. And isn’t that all any of us want? To be successful and possibly even help a few people along the way?

Entrepreneur, writer, editor, book coach, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.” jyssicaschwartz.com

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