If even Marie Kondo can surrender, can we trust any modern day gurus offering life-changing magic?

The cult of cleaning’s leader has given up on tidying - a lesson for all who follow influencers

The possibility of that folding little T-shirt envelopes could lead to a better life was very alluring. PHOTO: NETFLIX
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I am almost ashamed to admit it now, but there was a very brief moment in my life when I spent time carefully folding my T-shirts into little freestanding origami envelopes.

I, too, got caught up in the allure of Marie Kondo and her “life-changing magic” of tidying up. There is just something so appealing about the idea that – whatever it is that is going on in the chaos of life – you can bring order to it simply by hugging objects close to your chest one by one.

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