9/23(Sat) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Alicia)

9/23(Sat) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Alicia)

文章aliciawu » 週一 9月 18, 2017 12:02 am

Have you ever heard of Kondo Marie, the lifestyle/cleaning guru? She's listed as one of Time's "100 most influential people" in 2015. I know Japanese are tend to be obsessed with making things organized. But, I am surprised that so many Americans and Europeans love Kondo Marie's method. Even Google Inc. invited her to give a lecture.

The following is the article that you can know her quickly from where she started till what she's doing now.
Should you Kondo your kids?: KonMari takes on children

(The original link to webpage is http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/should-you-kondo-your-kids-konmari-takes-on-children/news-story/a637d8f6b9e66bde1443990c4ccf5d1d. But it would ask you to subscribe. only when people search the title of the article on computer instead of mobile devices, it can be read. Quit inconvenient. So, I put it on my google document. )


Session 1

1. Have you ever read the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, written by Kondo Marie ? (There is also a Chinese version. The title is 怦然心動的人生整理魔法.) If yes, do you think it's helpful to you and your life? What impressed you most? If not, do you think you need a declutter guidebook? Why or why not?

2.Is making home/room/desk decluttered and organized important to you? What's your tip to make the place under your control? What is the most difficult part to you when tidying up?

*add-on question: do you believe tidying up can change you or someone's life?

Session 2
1.Since everyone uses mobile phone and computer every day, do you struggle with exploding data? Would you like to share how you organize your files, photos, apps/software?

2.Unlike Minimalism, KonMari method doesn't ask you to throw most stuffs. It encourages you only keeping things that spark joy to you. What is the stuff which always sparks joy to you in your house? Why?

*add-on question:
Before Kondo Marie became such a successful organizing consultant, she had been considered as a freak by her parents and teachers. . Do you know some celebrities like her that started without others' confidence and turned out successfully?

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4:10 ~ 4:50pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
4:50 ~ 5:10pm Summarization (20 mins)
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6:00 ~ 6:20pm Summarization (20 mins)
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Re: 9/23(Sat) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up/Alicia

文章Luis Ko » 週三 9月 20, 2017 11:16 pm

got t to admit my room and desk have never been neat and tidy, nor have i ever been an organized person haa~

i don't know if tidying up can change people's life, but if you have no idea how to do tidy-up, and more often than not, you just can't help being messy, no worry, at least you can say it's because you are an intelligent person so that's why you tend to be messy, according to the article below,

but then, you had better not boast about it haaa~ :lol:
i might be a cynic and, a sceptic as well but, i'm definitely not a bad person!!
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Re: 9/23(Sat) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up/Alicia

文章Kooper » 週六 9月 23, 2017 9:14 am

It is very much in character for me to keep everything neat and tidy. I also, proudly but secretly, consider myself an expert in this field. After decades of life experiences, my obsession with tidiness however has been waning and there is a reason for that change.

It goes without saying that keeping things in order has tons of benefits, but overdo it could do more harm than good. My own experiences taught me that ultimate cleanliness and neatness is nowhere near optimal. On the contrary, tolerating certain degrees of mess could bring us the most benefit. Why? Economists have a widely known concept called the law of diminishing returns; it says that if we continue adding input, after reaching a certain point, each added input won't lead to the same rate of output, but a decreasing one. This law applies to many different situations, and tidying-up is no exception.

A case in point, emptying out or cleaning up a cabinet that has been for years stuffed with useless goods is a waste of time and energy, unless the space is going to be used in the near future. Categorization is a very effective way to organize a space, e-mails, etc. and I am a fan of it. But creating too many categories, with minor differences between them, just makes the process of categorization tedious and lack of efficiency. I am also more likely to rifle through a wrong category and waste time.

All in all, my definition of optimal neatness has to meet two criteria: the tidying up takes only little time and efforts and the result is very measurable. Second, the degree of tidiness allows me to find what I am looking for right off the bat. My cubicle in the office speaks volumes – it’s messily tidy.
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Re: 9/23(Sat) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up/Alicia

文章Kooper » 週六 9月 23, 2017 2:42 pm

to tidy up
to tidy up something
to clean up something
to straighten up something
to keep (/make) something neat and tidy
her tidying method
her tidying-up method
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Re: 9/23(Sat) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up/Alicia

文章Kooper » 週六 9月 23, 2017 10:10 pm

Host: Alicia
Participant(19): Gloria, Sunny, Rock, David Jr., Leon, Vicky, Way, Tom, Jason, Momo, Tashi, Bella(new comer), Kinny(new comer), Laura, Ryan, Kooper, Julian, Nick, Luis
Presence: Steve
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Re: 9/23(Sat) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up/Alicia

文章Michael-liu » 週一 9月 25, 2017 3:31 am

Steve was a present? to the host?

(Haha....I am joking ^.^)
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Re: 9/23(Sat) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up/Alicia

文章Kooper » 週一 9月 25, 2017 12:08 pm

nice catch, Michael. :D I changed it to presence...
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