The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie KondoDespite 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, youll 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 Kondos 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 dont), this international best seller featuring Tokyos 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.
Marie Kondo to Bibliophiles: No, You Donít Need to Throw Away Your Books
A lot of people seem to be convinced that a Japanese tidying expert wants them to get rid of all their books. I can promise you, though, that she is not saying to throw out all your books and never read again. She sorts belongings into categories, piles all items in a category together, and picks up each one, waiting for it to spark joy. If it does spark joy, it stays. If not, it goes. There are other basic tenets of the KonMari system, like using small boxes in drawers to keep like things together, and her much-celebrated folding technique which is pretty great! Kondo asks us to think about the purpose of each object in our home and the feeling it inspires in us.
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: The Book Collection: The Life-Changing Magic of . If you don't get that warm and fuzzy feeling of love, throw it away. People: use your common sense and toss the things you don't use that are cluttering up.
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Credit Credit Photo illustration by Christopher Mitchell. By Taffy Brodesser-Akner. J oy points upward, according to Marie Kondo, whose name is now a verb and whose nickname is being trademarked and whose life has become a philosophy. The humble hashtag that attended this event was organizetheworld. The ones that spark joy get to stay.
Please refresh the page and retry. O nce you have experience what your house feels like when it is completely tidy in the true sense of the term, you will never want to return to clutter, and the strength of that feeling will empower you to keep it tidy. The KonMari method does require time and effort. But once you have made up your mind, all you need to do is apply the right method. You would rather start tidying right away?
This is the call of the clutter therapist. Get rid, purge, clear, toss, abandon, and with relish, too. Women who struggle with too much stuff in their homes are more likely to feel stressed, tired and depressed and have a higher mortality rate. There are so many books being published about clutter that if you placed them end to end, you could easily fill a small one-bedroom flat, and have enough left for a precarious pile right by the loo. Why, then, are we suddenly so desperate to learn how to live minimally? Every expert has an answer. I asked Alain de Botton for the philosophical argument.