The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up 

Parks in the middle of the city are 💙💙💙 

Having said that, Japanese gardens and parks feel extra neat and organized. Maybe it’s them. Maybe it’s their culture. Or maybe they just know how to physically organize. Having read the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I figured it’s not just the Japanese who can be physically organized. We non-Japanese people can be too.  

Right after finishing the book, I’ve started on this tidying up project that will roughly last for half a year. According to Marie Kondo, a Japanese professional organizer, who wrote The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, tidying should be a major event. The book has a step-by-step guide on how to declutter and how to do so permanently. No rebounds. 

To those who know me and my sisters while growing up, our bedrooms have been filled with clutter in the form of clothes, shoes, books, papers, photos and tons of memorabilia to the point that our Lolo wrote us a note using a red marker on how we should keep our bedrooms neat and tidy as young ladies. We would like to be neat, of course, but maybe we didn’t know how to do so exactly. We knew how to organize our thoughts, but we needed help with physical organization. And after reading this book, I knew that I needed to do this. To be physically organized. And unlike before, I now strongly believe that being tidy is something we can control, and is not solely because of our genes. Although being “orderly” is a personality trait, and we know some people who are naturally neat and tidy with their belongings, thinking that we have control over this makes me feel liberated, and positive about being able to accomplish this and more. As Marie Kondo said, do it now, this one time big time event that on average takes half a year, because we need to spend the other parts of our lives doing our real purpose. 
This is Lala by the way. I can’t seem to publish under my name. 

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