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Interesting book

I just finished reading "the life-changing magic of tidying up" - "the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing" by Marie Kondo. She calls her method the KonMari method in which you discard all the stuff in your house that does not "bring you joy". Going category by category starting with clothes you will be surrounded by things you love.
I'm through the clothes phase and working on the books and papers phases. Through all of this I've been wondering if sailboat people have the problem of too much clutter. I know in videos made by cruisers, the smaller boats seem to be overwhelmed by stuff to the point you can't work on one thing without moving a bunch of stuff around which makes daily life seem not much more than stirring the stuff.
Japanese apartments are very small, as are many living spaces in most large cities. There are apartments that are not much larger than the typical cruising sailboat. So, would this book help cruisers reduce the volume of stuff onboard and help with organizing and storage?
I kind of feel like I've just spent three days with a drill sergeant, only a petite young female Japanese one, which is another wholly different experience. She has several you tube videos to give you a sneak peek of her method.
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Re: Interesting book

My mother had a similar method that seemed to work really good if you haven't used it in over a year toss it ( there are some obvious exceptions to her way ) seemed to have worked well for our family for well over 50 years
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Re: Interesting book

A lot of my junk brings me joy, just knowing it's there in case I need it. But I live on a farm and have lots of space. My boats are not cluttered. They are packed with stuff I need or might need, based on my experience over the years.
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