When you clean things, no matter where you are, you have to declutter the spaces, put the materials like the self-improvement books and expensive magazines in order, fold the clothes neatly, throw out the trash, wipe away all the dust, add a shine to the space, and many more. It can be a tiresome and even troublesome chore, especially if you are not used to doing it. On a basic level of understanding, cleaning could simply mean that you also have to get rid of as much useless things as possible, that you should make sure you have as everything that you need and not keep the useless junk anymore. Marie Kondo thinks differently from that rudimentary thought process.
Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing professional consultant and a bestselling author in Japan and in Europe. She has already written four books about organizing, and those books have collectively sold millions of copies and been translated from Japanese into other languages such as Korean, Chinese, French, German, and English. Marie's way of thinking and her message to all of us is not about getting rid of as many things as you can possibly find that you feel that you do not need, but to keep the things that are important to you and making sure you are surrounded by the things that you do love. In her lexicon, keep the things that "bring you joy."