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Tokyo deploys Marie Kondo in virus fight

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"I think there are people who want to declutter during the holidays," Koike said.

I am not so sure, but any excuse for not going out is good.

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Okay, sounds good. Clean and organize. Scrub everything down, wipe down the closets and cupboards, air the premises, wash the curtains, beat the rugs and air the bedding. Deep clean and sanitize the toilet and bathrooms. If you own your own place, can get the supplies, and have the skills you can paint and wallpaper. Why not?

But decluttering isn't as practical. Where is all the stuff which no longer "sparks joy" to go? When regular services are stretched thin and vintage stores which might receive used goods likely closed due to the pandemic, creating more things to recycle or toss is probably not a good plan.

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"I think there are people who want to declutter during the holidays," Koike said.

And who is going to pick up all the excess crap that gets thrown out, Ms. Koike? The sanitation workers who are already at high risk of getting infected, that’s who.

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Gimmick is not recipe for a fail mitigation response,

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All the Japanese people I've talked with about her have been bemused she's so famous overseas

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The woman is a hypocrite. Spent a few years encouraging people to throw away stuff (including books) and then last year started flogging useless knick knacks and junk to put in your home.

And what to do with all the stuff you throw out? Landfill? Rather than get rid of things, start using them or donate them to charities/people that can make use of them and STOP BUYING STUFF.

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How are they going to take out the trash? Invalid CSRF

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The woman is a hypocrite. Spent a few years encouraging people to throw away stuff (including books) and then last year started flogging useless knick knacks and junk to put in your home.

I could understand if she just sold organizing items; yes, they're new items in the home but they help to declutter the place as well. But all the decor and other things she sells are just cluttery.

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She must be really bored at home having got rid of all her stuff

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The title make it sound like a pokemon fight

"Marie Kondo... I Choose You ! Go ! "

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I never did a konmari in my place. Now after 6 weeks of confinement : Been shopping only twice for fresh groceries. I 've been glad to pick from my reserv countless times, mostly stuff that does not spark joy (office supply to work from home, the biker face mask I did not like, last year's Summer clothes, a lamp bulb, an old teapot as the fav' one fell...).

If you own your own place, can get the supplies, and have the skills you can paint and wallpaper. Why not?

You'll be condemned to stay 24/7 in the vapors of paint and glue solvants. Some people end up in hospital for "sick building syndrome" all the time... Is it a good idea now ?

She must be really bored at home having got rid of all her stuff

Good luck to her and hubby to homeschool and entertain their confined kids all day with their one pencil, their one notebook, their one toy.

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Sparking of any sort is not advised when you are trapped indoors on a bean diet.

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