Sally Flower is Australia’s first certified KonMari consultant-in-training. She says the method is just as applicable in Japan, where homes are typically teeny-tiny, as Australia, where average homes are among the world’s largest.
“In Australia, even though we have bigger homes, it just means that we fill them up,” says Sally. “We have so much stuff that the number of decisions our minds have to make each day goes into overdrive.
“If you know that when you get home and take off your jacket it’s got its own home in your house, it reduces the amount of decisions you have to make each day, which helps you to live a simpler life and to spend time on things you love.”