"Joy" in this context requires a full consideration of what role an object plays in your life. Take, for example, socks, the ultimate quotidian accessory.
"If you shift your perspective, you'll understand that socks help you wear your shoes very smoothly so you will gain a new appreciation — you may think that it doesn't spark joy, but just a simple shift of perspective will allow you to see the value in them," Kondo says.
Followers rave about the success of her tidying techniques. Getting your physical space in order makes it easier to get things done. This goes for your home as well as at work.
"When your office space is organized, it will result in increased efficiency because your use of time becomes much more productive," she says. Also, "You'll be much more comfortable in your office space and that contributes to your overall performance and your creativity — that's some of the feedback I get from people that have implemented the KonMari method in their workspace."
Offices are regularly littered with things like excess paper that are no longer necessary — hard copies of documents that could be digitized, for example. "They have already finished their duty for you, so you can let them go," she says.
Keep in mind, "What sparks joy for you personally may be different from what sparks joy for you at work," she says. "What that means is that your sense of value shifts for work." One CEO client she worked with decided to only keep things in the office that make money.