The Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
Tracy Moore

Positive & negative incentives

Tracy Moore

Marie Kondo’s approach has a focus on positivity and joy. This approach focuses on the negativity of shame. Thinking about my family going through my stuff gives me a different viewpoint on certain items. Although a fan of the KonMari method, it still allows you to hide a skeleton or two.

For some things positive incentives are great. For other things, a negative incentive works a little faster. I think Americans (in particular) can use plenty of incentive to get rid of things, so I am in favor of all the help we can get.