I really enjoyed this book. Before reading it, I saw that it had some mixed reviews but I am glad that I read it anyways. Her method may seem crazy but I do see how if it is followed correctly, it actually can work and would eliminate the need to continually declutter. It also makes sense why she says to pick up each item to consider it – in doing so, you force yourself to consider everything one item at a time. She does treat her objects as though they are living but the ways in which she does it just seem like a practice of being grateful and thoughtful. Overall, I would recommend this book – just be sure to read it with an open mind.