By now you’ve probably caught wind of Marie Kondo’s approach to decluttering your home, which comes down to a single question: Does it spark joy? In other words, does this possession bring you joy. If it doesn’t, into the trash (or donation bag) it goes. But is it really so simple? Don’t we have all those things in our homes that flicker, rather than spark, or maybe just gives us occasional sparks of joy, depending on the circumstances? If Kondo’s question doesn’t help you determine what you want to get rid of in your home, a professional organizer has developed an incredibly effective 5-point scale that will help you.