Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Thoughts on Kondo's Life-Changing Magic of Tidying - Well-written work, but for a different group than practical scientists

I read Marie Kondo's book on tidying up (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever) with great interest. I am a confessed neat freak and certainly believe in saying that cleanliness is next to goodliness. I read the book looking for tips on how decluttering one's life up would really help improve one's efficiency and overall enjoyment. Unfortunately the book was a bit of a mismatch for me as it did not really provide all that much practical advice but rather was more of a set of exhortations urging people to be tidy and telling them the good that will come of it. It does not really get too much into practical minutiae of something that I would take home. However it is lucidly written and for a different group it would have been interesting.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (8601421528498): Marie Kondo: Books