Hi all, this thread is remarkable. I read the Marie Kondo book a few months ago and then got rid of about six bags of old clothes -- just as the winter stuff was going into the attic, and the summer stuff coming into my bedroom. Now, with this next change of seasons already here, it's time for another purge.
You are motivational; inspiring, even!
For me, the key is being present because I can live in clutter and mess and not consciously notice, though after having read the MK book, I found myself occasionally seeing where I was and saying to myself "Hmm, there's really nothing on this table that needs to be here. I can toss those papertowels I used under last week's iced tea, that folder of our travel papers can be tossed now that the trip is over, and these three books need to go in the give away pile." Amazing both how easy it is to live shut down, and how transformative opening my eyes can be. You all are eye openers!