The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Marie Kondo


This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.

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 featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

 The title right there got my attention –Life-Changing – who couldn’t use some life-changing magic in their own life?! Plus over a year ago my mom made me check out her underwear drawer after she started doing the Marie Kondo folding technique.

I listened to the audio from the library and right away wanted to try out the underwear folding technique. After I did my undies, I did my husbands. It really worked. My undies have never looked so organized before…the drawer is nice and tidy. Sorry, I’m not posting pictures BUT if you stop by I’ll show you. *lol*

Okay, so now about the rest of the book. I wasn’t into the whole “thank your (fill in the blank – clothing, furniture, etc) for the good job it did” concept but I did see the value in appreciating what you have and taking care of it so it will last longer for you.

One thing I try to do with non-fiction books is to gain at least one thing I can walk away with from it. And for me this book had 2 things I will apply in my life: how to fold your clothes and put them away and how to go through things in your home (like starting with all the same category).

And if you need a good laugh watched and see what Ellen calls Ms. Kondo:

I’m on hold at the library for her newest book. I hope to gain more skills I can use in my everyday life from that book too.

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