For Marie, it's essential to follow an order. You should have categories and start with the most prominent groups. When it comes to workspace, it'll probably be books and documents. Then you move to miscellaneous items and finally to your sentimental items. Marie says on her website that, by doing so, it'll be easier to make decisions when you’re tidying your sentimental items and choosing what to keep.
Source: "Rule 5: Follow the Right Order" on konmari.com
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