The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
#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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A musthave if youre going to declutter! Gave this to a friend for her birthday and she loved it. She has a problem with clutter and this got her on the right path. She even uses the folding technique to maximize her drawer space. Great ideas even if you dont use all of them. Read full review
Does not live up to the hypeUser Review - christine d. - Overstock.com
This book contained nothing more than common sense suggestions I already followed. Based on reviews of this book I was expecting much more. Read full review
Why cant I keep my house in order?
Start by discarding all at once intensely
One category at a time
If youre mad at your family your room
Tidying is a dialogue with ones self
the best way to fold
make into my wallet your motto
cherish who you are now
Reduce until you reach the point where
Storing your things to make
pursue ultimate simplicity
Forget about flow planning and frequency of use
The best way to store bags is in another bag
Keep things out of the bath and the kitchen sink
treat your socks and stockings
those that belong in the hall of fame
how to organize troublesome papers
keep things because
Unpack and detag new clothes immediately
An attachment to the past or anxiety about
Your real life begins after putting your house in order