THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP: THE JAPANESE ART OF DECLUTTERING AND ORGANIZING -- New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Condo (2014, Ten Speed Press; 224 pages)
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.
This is a must read for those of us who have difficulty decluttering our life. Perhaps the most important message to help relieve the sense of loss/guilt/what if…is that we keep only things that “spark joy” in our hearts. If what we are considering discarding doesn’t “spark joy,” then we should pause to acknowledge our memories together and let them go, perhaps to “spark joy” for someone else.
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