#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The book that sparked a revolution and inspired the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: the original guide to decluttering your home once and for all.
ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE—CNN
Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?
Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).
With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
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Decluttering guru Marie Kondo has become such a superstar that when she gives talks in her home country of Japan, there’s a waiting list for the waiting list. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is about much more than making your home neat; it’s about resetting your entire life. Some of Kondo’s methods are startling (thank your possessions before you get rid of them), but much of her advice is imminently practical. Her notion that you should only keep things that give you joy makes this compact book a little life-changer.
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Good ideas but NOT typical
I heard about this book from a magazine that laughed about it. Still, organization & decluttering are weaknesses for me, so I got the book. Kondo's approach is different from any I've read. It also makes sense. She does get a bit "out there" for our Western sensibilities with some of her ideas, but I am willing to try! Like most organization books, the focus is on single people, though she briefly discusses living with others that might not share your cleaning zeal. That's the hardest for me--I wish it was handled more.
I'm not sure why this idea seems so revolutionary to me, but Kondo's book has really changed my mindset. Her rule of keeping only what "sparks joy" in U.S. and getting rid of the rest was a revelation. This book is short and a fast read and I recommend it to anyone like myself who struggles with being "untidy."
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Weird. Strange. Hilarious. Inspiring. Amazing.
I could add so many other words to describe this book, but then I would need to 'tidy up' this review. I got this book out of curiosity and the only reason I put it down before I'd read the whole book was I wasn't at home when I started reading . If it doesn't change your life you will still find humor, insight, and will never think of your " things" the same .