This undated photo provided by Ten Speed Press shows a client's room before it was decluttered by Marie Kondo in Japan. Kondo is the author of the book "The Life - Changing Magic of Tidying Up," published by Ten Speed Press.
This undated photo provided by Ten Speed Press shows a client's room before it was decluttered by Marie Kondo in Japan. Kondo is the author of the book "The Life - Changing Magic of Tidying Up," published by Ten Speed Press. Ten Speed Press AP
This undated photo provided by Ten Speed Press shows a client's room before it was decluttered by Marie Kondo in Japan. Kondo is the author of the book "The Life - Changing Magic of Tidying Up," published by Ten Speed Press. Ten Speed Press AP

Behind the Zen of decluttering: Why the obsession to get rid of stuff?

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