The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Chapter 3: Tidying by Category Works Like Magic, Section 3 Summary & Analysis

Marie Kondo
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The Japanese word “komono” translates as small or miscellaneous items. Most people have a drawer with small things that have been accumulated over the years – a junk drawer. The items should be handled one by one to see if there is any joy in keeping them. There are many categories and should be categorized according to the basic order for sorting komono. Clients are surprised how many such items have been accumulated over the years.

No one should feel guilty parting with a gift because it fulfilled its purpose when he was first given and received. If it no longer holds joy, it should be disposed of without feelings of guilt. Throw away samples of make-up and other personal care samples because their shelf-lives are very brief. Don’t keep packaging for electronic items around. Having the...

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