Karin Socci: KonMari is a lifestyle method or organizing that asks you to evaluate the things you have in your home on the basis of whether you find them to be especially useful or especially beautiful/meaningful. Those are the things that we say Spark Joy! Things are divided into five categories (clothing, books, papers, miscellaneous, and sentimental) and sorted by category instead of location (bedroom, kitchen etc.) so that you get a full sense of what you have. Once items have been sorted, they are organized so that they are easy to see, easy to get to, and easy to put away. Most people find that by doing this method from top to bottom, things stay organized for the most part. Once your things are organized, the idea is that day to day life is a little calmer and a little more relaxed.