The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

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 best seller 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.

Title:The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781607747307
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About Marie Kondō

Marie Kondo (近藤 麻理恵) is a Japanese organizing consultant and author. Kondo's method of organizing is known as the KonMari Method, and one of the main principles is keeping only possessions which "spark joy."


    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Reviews

  • Ken

    How do I get into messes like this? Reading books that have words like "tidying" in their title, I mean. Well, there's a story behind it.The Good Wife and I are trying to purge, to clean up after deca...

  • Diane Yannick

    There is no rating low enough to compensate for the way this book has ruined my life. Whatever you do, don't read it as it will haunt you. This is a long review but it behooves you to stick with it. T...

  • Suellen

    This book did not spark joy. Therefore, I am discarding it....

  • George

    Do you like talking to furniture? Do you believe shirts have souls? Are you insane? This might be the book for you....

  • Ariel

    "You will never use spare buttons." WORDS WE ALL NEED TO HEAR.I really thoroughly loved this book. I've always been interested in minimalism - trying to stop material goods being the things that bring...

  • Maggie

    The book is short and sweet, and the author is bat-shit crazy. But. Here are two take-aways that will stay with me:If it does not spark joy, throw it out.And: "My basic principle for sorting papers is...

  • Sheri

    "Personally, I recommend hanging sponges outside, such as on the veranda."Quite possibly the funniest line I have ever read in a book. Because she is dead serious.Although there were several helpful s...

  • Janet

    Though this book can be a little woo-woo and a little repetitive, I have to give it five stars for the impact it has already had on my life. I love collecting stuff and have a very hard time letting g...

  • Kirstie

    This book just spoke to me, for whatever reason, although I can see why others might not get much out of it. No matter what the subject is, I love reading books by people that are truly passionate abo...

  • Diane

    This review was delayed because I was busy tidying up. Yesterday I finished this charming little book about the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing, and this morning I woke up filled with ENTH...