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New York (AP) — Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer of the Nashville-based company The Home Edit believe in streamlining your belongings to get organized, but they say it isn’t realistic to expect people to pitch so much of their stuff.

“We definitely are more lenient in purging than Marie Kondo’s method,” said Shearer, referring to the author of the best-selling book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.” Kondo also has her own series on Netflix, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” and has sparked the verb “Kondo-ing,” meaning purging anything that doesn’t “spark joy.”