Marie Kondo is a Japanese writer and entrepreneur who became known for a book she published in 2010, “The Magic of Tidying Up: Tools for tidy up your home… and your life”, in which he establishes the basis of the Marie Kondo or Konmari method a very complete method to organize homes.
It is a very effective technique, but because it is so radical and complicated, not many people carry it out successfully. Discover why many find it difficult to apply this method in their daily lives below.
Why doesn’t the Marie Kondo method work?
The first thing to remember is that keeping a house in order is not easy at all. We are often lazy or do not have enough time to devote to it… If we add to this having to apply a method as complex as Marie Kondo’s, the organization of a house seems impossible. These are the most common problems encountered by many who try to apply it:
Lack of purpose
The Konmari or Marie Kondo method is, so to speak, very spiritual because it speaks volumes about the deep meaning of keeping a house in order. Therefore, it is necessary to have a clear purpose before tidying up the house as dictated by the Japanese writer in her famous book.
Those who apply this organizational technique start very enthusiastically, but interest and motivation fade over time, as it is a time-consuming method. Therefore, you should think very well about the goal you want to achieve beforehand, and keep it in mind at all times so as not to get discouraged halfway.
The rush to throw certain things away
It is not easy for everyone to throw away things they no longer use because not everyone gives them the same meaning. Each person is different, and the Marie Kondo method is general, so it does not consider this detail.
In addition, consumption habits, the attachment people have to their things, and the ease or difficulty in saying no when they are given gifts they don’t need… are very different from person to person. Therefore, we can deduce, having explained this, that the Marie Kondo method is not for everyone.
The Eastern way of life differs from the Western way of life.
Japanese people tend to have fewer square meters in their homes, and their habits are not the same as those of Europeans. Therefore, the Marie Kondo method is incompatible with Western culture, at least on many occasions.
It is true that by making a great effort, it is possible to get ahead, but many people, especially due to lack of time, find it very difficult to do so. In conclusion, it is a very demanding method that is not within everyone’s reach.
The problem of “joy” in the Marie Kondo Method
Some people have publicly complained on their social networks that the concept of “joy” that the Japanese writer handles in her book does not make much sense, especially when she talks about the feelings that something as banal as a bra can transmit. They claim that wondering whether it conveys joy or not is a stupid thing that makes no sense at all. This being one of the bases of the Konmari method, we can better understand why it is not effective for some.