Marie Kondo is back |

November 17, 2017

As 2018 approaches, many of us will clear out our closets and minds of unwanted items and stresses. Marie Kondo, the world’s leading expert on tidiness, participated in three pieces for TIME this week on organization, and offers tips that can be applied to all aspects of our lives.

She advises that we only keep possessions that “spark joy.” This isn’t a call for minimalism, but rather a suggestion that we conduct an honest survey of what truly makes us happy. While she’s primarily referring to objects, it’s smart advice that can easily be borrowed for our careers, relationships and spare time.

What things spark joy for you? What is it time to let go of?

Deputy Editor, MOTTO


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