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What Do I Get Rid of First?

There’s no right or wrong way to go about owning less, but there are plenty of methods. Marie Kondo says to get rid of whatever doesn’t bring you joy. Dave Bruno challenges us to live with fewer than 100 things. Courtney Carver says to dress with 33 items or less for three months. The Minimalists […]

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Prologue

Two years ago, Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up entered my home. I read it. Then, like many others, I began going through all of my things and getting rid of those that didn’t bring me joy. I donated bags of items filled with stuff that we had accumulated over the years. For a […]

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