Marie Kondo’s tidying isn’t just about appearances. There’s a psychological and spiritual upside, too

(CNN)Marie Kondo was likely just out of diapers and making a mess when Regina Leeds got into this work. By clearing space, she explained, we do more than just save time and money. We raise our self-esteem and shift energy. We open ourselves up to change, she said, and are in a better position to reach our potential. That’s the reason Leeds, who spent a year roaming LA with a feng shui master and views organizing as a spiritual activity, is known as the “Zen Organizer.” Her company slogan: “Inner peace through outer order.” Endorsed by psychologists One doesn’t have to be a professional organizer, or be schooled in feng shui, to understand the value of decluttering. There’s a psychological …