The best organizational strategy

Stuff... it's everywhere. We're unsure what to do with an item so we place it on the ironing board that never got put up. We were in a rush one day and couldn't fold our clothes so we left them in a pile on our couch... and lived out of that pile for two weeks. We get a piece of paper that we're sure might come in handy sometime in the future so we place it in the stack of other paper that might come in handy sometime in the future. Our bike pops a tire but we don't have time to fix it, but we might later, so we stash it in the garage alongside the wheelbarrow that also has a flat tire, the deflated basketball and the shovel with a broken handle.

What do we do with it all? We need a system to organize all of this stuff.

Here it is: forget about trying to own less than 200 items. Forget about trying to be an "authentic" minimalist (whatever that means). Forget about clever storage and organizational methods. As Marie Kondo, Japanese organizational artist frames it, ask yourself whether or not an object "sparks joy" in your life. If it doesn't... why are you hanging on to it?

The best organizational strategy isn't organizing more; it's owning less.