How to keep clutter to a Kondo minimum

Best-selling author Marie Kondo says getting rid of things that don’t ‘spark joy’ will transform your lifestyle, career and relationships

Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, with Aoife McArdle at the latter’s home on Fontenoy Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, with Aoife McArdle at the latter’s home on Fontenoy Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aoife McArdle’s home looks tidier than the average. There’s little evidence that a two-year-old runs around here. The wall of pink birthday cards in the kitchen is the first hint of her daughter, Clara.

“They’ll probably have to go,” she says, when I comment on the cards.

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