“Instead of homes, we live in commodities.”
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The Fabric of History
Kirsten Tranter is cleaning out her closet. But how does the Marie Kondo method work for a “depressive personality…for whom joy is often an elusive feeling”?
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Kirsten Tranter is cleaning out her closet. But her clothes don’t spark joy, they spark memory.
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The Genius of Marie Kondo and the Evolution of Decluttering
In 1881, Eunice White Bullard published All Around the House, Or, How to Make Homes Happy, a 468-page manual on everything a head of household needed to know to keep things in order. Bullard, the wife of Henry Ward Beecher, dedicated chapters to everything from managing laundry to pickling, washing flannel, and cooking a goose.