The Queen of tidying, Maire Kondo, is more realistic these days. After the birth of her third child, the organization expert realized there was no way to keep everything neatly folded and put away when you have three little ones, who should be the priority.

“Just after my older daughter was born, I felt unable to forgive myself for not being able to manage my life as I had before. But, with time, I eased up on myself; then, after I gave birth to my second daughter, I let go of my need for perfection altogether,” she wrote.

The woman who espoused the ‘spark joy’ theory — basically, get rid of anything that doesn’t ‘spark joy’ — now admits that her house is a ‘little messy’ but the way I am spending my time is the right way for me at this time at this stage of my life.”

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