Are you Kondoing yet?
Everyone has been talking about our throwaway society at the very latest since Marie Kondo published her book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever’ five years ago. Chiming with millions, the Konmari method is all about restoring order to our wardrobes, and with it, getting our lives back on track. Her name has even given rise to a brand new verb: in English, to kondo is synonymous with getting your house in order. The popularity of Kondo’s book stems from the fact that we are living in a society that has accumulated too many material possessions, but rather than being able to part ways with it, we just keep on buying more stuff. But is this a flash in the pan or is there more to it?