The Life-changing Magic of Tidying up
The Japanese Art of Decluttering and OrganizingBook - 2014
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.
From Library Staff
LPL_KimberlyL Mar 22, 2017
This book is a how-to manual to get your life sorted out and a love letter to organization, with a generous dash of whimsy. If you're looking for a little inspiration to start your Spring cleaning, then this is the perfect book for you! Keep an open mind and your closets will be perfectly tidy in... Read More »
LPL_MeredithW Jul 16, 2016
Marie Kondo's ideas about how to organize everything will appeal to Upholders' desire to keep everything in its place.
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This book reviews how to deal with the stuff in your house by examining your motives for having it, plus, provides a defined process for organizing, and then eliminating those items which do not bring you joy.
very repetitive. Some good tips. I can see how this book can help people get started on the task of decluttering. I had trouble relating to the way the author relates to objects, treating them like they are alive and have feelings. The author also wants you to do the task all at once. I think flylady.net is more realistic.
Spring cleaning on steroids. Marie Kondo inspires the reader to take charge of their stuff, no halfhearted measures allowed.
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