MARIE KONDO ~ THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP ~ CATHY HIRANO [TRANSLATION] ~ 2014

~ S-B-D-T-OYS-T-C-IOG ~ Start – By – Discarding – Then – Organize Your Space – Thoroughly – Completely – In One Go

~ ADROTHCCDCILAP-IILT ~ A Dramatic Reorganization Of The Home Causes Correspondingly Dramatic Changes In Lifestyle And Perspective – It Is Life Transforming

~ WYPYHIO-YPYAAYPIO-T ~ When You Put Your Home In Order – You Put Your Affairs And Your Past In Order – Too

~ TMOT ~ The Magic Of Tidying

~ IN-ING ~ Ikki Ni – In One Go

~ PCCTHWFCTWOT ~ People Cannot Change Their Habits Without First Changing Their Way Of Thinking

~ IYTU-IOS-RTLBL-YCDCYM-S-TAITKTP-R ~ If You Tidy Up – In One Shot – Rather Than Little By Little – You Can Dramatically Change Your Mind-Set – This Approach Is The Key To Preventing – Rebound

~ SE-AH- ~ Storage Experts – Are – Hoarders

~ S-PTA-CTITTCPHBS-B-SOL-ATSUAF-TIWTMSWD

~ Storage – Putting Things Away – Creates The Illusion That The Clutter Problem Has Been Solved – But – Sooner Or Later – All The Storage Units Are Full – This Is Why Tidying Must Start With Discarding

~ S-B-C-N-B-L ~ Sort – By – Category – Not – By – Location

~ ORSMOUNSATIBWHTMS ~ One Reason So Many Of Us Never Succeed At Tidying Is Because We Have Too Much Stuff

~ DCTMTSYP ~ Don’t Change The Method To Suit Your Personality

~ MT-ASE-N-ADC ~ Making Tidying – A Special Event – Not – A Daily Chore

~ TIASE-DDIED-TSBDJO-IICTTTJWASSOTWYSAU ~ Tidying Is A Special Event – Don’t Do It Every Day – Tidying Should Be Done Just Once – It Is Crucial To Tackle This Job Within A Short Space Of Time While Your Spirits Are Uplifted

~ FDF-SBD-AAC-IAC-DNETOPYTAUYHFTPOD-YCTAWTPTWYFGROEYDN ~ Finish Discarding First – Start By Discarding – All At Once – Intensely And Completely – Do Not Even Think Of Putting Your Things Away Until You Have Finished The Process Of Discarding – You Can Think About Where To Put Things When You’ve Finished Getting Rid Of Everything You Don’t Need

~ BYS-VYD-TICTSTYCVPWIWBLTLIAC-FS-YNSITIWYWTLLT ~ Before You Start – Visualize Your Destination – Think In Concrete Terms So That You Can Vividly Picture What It Would Be Like To Live In A Clutter-Free Space – Your Next Step Is To Identify Why You Want To Live Like That

~ WSBC-WWWTK-N-WWWTGRO ~ We Should Be Choosing – What We Want To Keep – Not – What We Want To Get Rid Of

~ ‘DTSJ?’-IID-KI-IF-DOI-TINOTSBATMAYBWTJ ~ “Does This Spark Joy?” – It It Does – Keep It – If Not – Dispose Of It – This Is Not Only The Simplest But Also The Most Accurate Yardstick By Which To Judge

~ DYFJWSBPOUBTDTYH? ~ Do You Feel Joy When Surrounded By Piles Of Unread Books That Don’t Touch Your Heart?

~ DYTTOAYKYNUWEBYH? ~ Do You Think That Owning Accessories You Know You’ll Never Use Will Ever Bring You Happiness?

~ KOTTTSTYH-TTTPADATR-BDT-YCRYLAEOANL ~ Keep Only Those Things That Speak To Your Heart – Then Take The Plunge And Discard All The Rest – By Doing This – You Can Reset Your Life And Embark On A New Lifestyle

~ OCAAT-ATITO-C-NP ~ One Category At A Time – Always Think In Terms Of – Category – Not Place

~ GEII-OP-IETTPBIGOAAGO-HMYH-B-CT-IOS-YCACITAS-MIETDWTYTKT ~ Gathering Every Item In – One Place – Is Essential To This Process Because It Gives Out An Accurate Grasp Of – How Much You Have – By – Collecting Things – In One Spot – You Can Also Compare Items That Are Similar – Making It Easier To Decide Whether You Want To Keep Them

~ TS-OOS-A-D-TMIMHTD-WTIJON ~ Things Stored – Out Of Sight – Are – Dormant – This Makes It Much Harder To Decide – Whether They Inspire Joy Or Not

~ SWMSCF-TPODWTKA-CF-T-B-P-M-A-L-M ~ Starting With Mementos Spells Certain Failure – The Process Of Deciding What To Keep And What To Discard Will Go Much More Smoothly If You Begin With Items That Are Easier To Make Decisions About – The Best Sequence Is – Clothes First – Then – Books – Papers – Miscellany – And – Lastly – Mementos

~ TQWAADOYOEIATBWODWAFTDT-AIDIYW-TWBWOUBATWYHTUASC ~ To Quietly Work Away At Disposing Of Your Own Excess Is Actually The Best Way Of Dealing With A Family That Doesn’t Tidy – As If Drawn Into Your Wake – They Will Begin Weeding Out Unnecessary Belongings And Tidying Without Your Having To Utter A Single Complaint

~ W-SST-ISOACR ~ When – Someone Starts Tidying – It Sets Off A – Chain Reaction

~ TUTPOSEFTTIUASTYANTTCOYOS ~ The Urge To Point Out Someone Else’s Failure To Tidy Is Usually A Sign That You Are Neglecting To Take Care Of Your Own Space

~ TIADWOS ~ Tidying Is A Dialogue With One’s Self

~ TTCTTTAITY-YMFDTTHOTP-TGROWYNLNINWNS ~ To Truly Cherish The Things That Are Important To You – You Must First Discard Those That Have Outlived Their Purpose – To Get Rid Of What You No Longer Need Is Neither Wasteful Nor Shameful

~ CYTSTYTSBSDIACODTYHFIE? ~ Can You Truthfully Say That You Treasure Something Buried So Deeply In A Closet Or Drawer That You Have Forgotten Its Existence?

~ UB-‘S’-M-‘N’ ~ Unread Books – “Sometime” – Means – “Never”

~ TAMCTNOFBTYHARMTO ~ Take A Moment To Count The Number Of Favourite Books That You Have Actually Read More Than Once

~ ITE-YAGTRVFOYBA ~ In The End – You Are Going To Read Very Few Of Your Books Again

~ YMHWTRIWYBI-B-IYHRIBN-TBPWTTYTYDNI-IWBFBFYT-RTBTRGYRN-TOTYLTGDFY ~ You May Have Wanted To Read It When You Bought It – But – If You Haven’t Read It By Now – The Book’s Purpose Was To Teach You That You Didn’t Need It – It Will Be Far Better For You To – Read The Book That Really Grabs You Right Now – Than One That You Left To Gather Dust For Years

~ SP-DE-TDNFIOOTC:CIU-NFALPOT-O-MBKIN ~ Sorting Papers – Discard Everything – That Does Not Fall Into One Of Three Categories: Currently In Use – Needed For A Limited Period Of Time – Or – Must Be Kept Indefinitely

~ KTB-YLT-N-‘JB’ ~ Keep Things Because – You Love Them – Not – “Just Because”

~ B-ASB-DOR ~ Boxes – Are Surprisingly Bulky – Discard Or Recycle

~ BHE-SI-A-DWTD-YPYP ~ By Handling Each – Sentimental Item – And – Deciding What To Discard – You Process Your Past

~ R-UYRTPW-SC ~ Reduce – Until You Reach The Point Where – Something Clicks

~ DAPFET ~ Designate A Place For Each Thing

~ DS-SS-SAIOTSTITSP ~ Don’t Scatter – Storage Spaces – Store All Items Of The Same Type In The Same Place

~ NPT:VSITK ~ Never Pile Things: Vertical Storage Is The Key

~ BE-EVI-TD-IJ-YCMYSMM-PAC ~ By Eliminating – Excess Visual Information – That Doesn’t – Inspire Joy – You Can Make Your Space Much More – Peaceful And Comfortable

~ PYHIOADWYRWTD ~ Put Your House In Order And Discover What You Really Want To Do

~ B-WWRDI-TRFWWCLSG-TAOT:AATTP-O-AFFTF ~ But – When We Really Delve Into – The Reasons For Why We Can’t Let Something Go – There Are Only Two: An Attachment To The Past – Or – A Fear For The Future

~ TQOWYWTOIATQOHYWTLYL ~ The Question Of What You Want To Own Is Actually The Question Of How You Want To Live Your Life

~ TBWTFOWWRNITGROWWD ~ The Best Way To Find Out What We Really Need Is To Get Rid Of What We Don’t