But when Kondo describes discarding her screwdriver because it conveyed insufficient joy and then breaking a favorite ruler when she enlisted it to remove a screw, you have to wonder if so many readers should be following the lead of an organizational expert with so little common sense. A force more compulsive than joy is at work here.
I think KonMari is noteworthy for its categorical vs geographic methods to declutter. I like the “spark joy” idea, even though Sean mocks it. But there’s something off-kilter about the whole thing too.