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TL;DR: A method to suit those who only have 10 minutes a day. Not for those looking to overhaul their possessions in a weekend.
I've considered myself a minimalist for a good few years but was attracted to Becker's 'room by room' approach to decluttering. Originally I thought there would be no need for a room by room view, surely all the chapters would say the same things? I've been pleasantly surprised by exactly how useful such an approach can be.
I think Becker's approach is much more practical for working households. I've tried the Kondo approach of taking out all my clothes, but eventually someone needs something and I just end up with a pile of clothes on my bed that then gets pushed to the floor. I've tried packing things away in boxes but always end up making a mess looking for something that I've decided I still need. But by going room by room, section by section, I was able to do a little bit here and there without feeling like I'd stopped a project halfway through.
This approach isn't for the singleton looking to do a big overhaul before moving to a new apartment, but if you're worried about making a bigger mess than you started with I'd recommend this method!
Fab book for anyone wanting to downsize their belongings. A talk through book from room to room. Many of the rooms he mentioned, we dont have in the UK but either way it's a great onsite to how we have stuff and why week keep for the just in case moment's, that never happen
A useful read but was repetitive in places most if it being common sense - the parts I found most illuminating were when the author highlighted anecdotes from other people's minimalist journeys and also where he talks about the philosophy and values associated with minimalism.