Tag: Organization

Tidying Up with Your Conscience

In Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, we were asked to re-evaluate our relationship with the space and items in our homes. In the show, the organizational guru travels across the United States helping families de-clutter and reorganize their homes. But this isn’t any…

Tidying Up with Your Conscience: Papers

The 4 R’s of sustainable living: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle REFUSE Step 1: Stop the Madness Remove your name from mailing lists through DMA Choice– due to high demand there is now a $2 processing fee to have your name removed (yes it is…

Tidying Up with Your Conscience: Books

The 4 R’s of sustainable living: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Refuse Step #1: someone standing on the corner handing out free books? You probably don’t need it. Books are tough for a lot of people because they are tangible sources of knowledge, creativity and…

Tidying Up with Your Conscience: Komono

First I want to explain what exactly “komono” means. Contrary to what I initially thought while watching the show, komono does not mean “everything else that is not paper, clothing, books, or sentimental items”. Komono is the wildcard category that most people have a…

Does it bring you joy? Marie Kondo and the “throw away society”

After watching the first episode, I couldn’t help but notice that the series didn’t address one of the biggest issues that zero wasters have with tidying up and why we find it so difficult: where do all of our discarded items go? How can we prevent them from going to waste? And how can I be a responsible steward to items that no longer bring me joy?

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