1 of 6 This 2018 photo shows Joanna Teplin, left, and Clea Shearer of The Home Edit at the Nashville home of Shearer. The founders of the Nashville-based company, The Home Edit, do believe in streamlining your belongings to get organized, but say it isn’t realistic to expect people to pitch most everything. (John Shearer/The Home Edit via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer of the Nashville-based company The Home Edit believe in streamlining your belongings to get organized, but they say it isn’t realistic to expect people to pitch so much of their stuff. “We definitely are more lenient in purging than Marie Kondo’s method,” said Shearer, referring to the author of the best-selling book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.” Kondo also has her own series on Netflix, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” and has sparked the verb “Kondo-ing,” meaning purging anything that doesn’t “spark joy.” “In our consumer-driven culture, we do understand people are going to own a few more things than she would suggest,” said Shearer. “We just try and coach (clients) to think through it.” The questions they ask are: Do you love it,… Read full this story
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