This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.
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.
Two things I learned from this book: 1.I don't appreciate the things I own enough. I do not thank my purse for the hard work it does for me. I have not allowed my socks time to have a vacation when they are not doing the job I purchased them to do. (tongue in cheek). 2. I never need to buy another organizing tool. There are plenty around my house.
However, with all that being said, I don't think the whole book is bad. One of the good things was the way in which she organizes by categories. I just don't know if I have the time it would require to take all the clothes in the house and pile them onto the floor and then touch each item separately as I asked: Does this bring me joy? And then move on to books, papers, mementos, etc. This would take me years and the mess while I was doing it would cause me too much stress.
I can't say whether I recommend this book or not. I did quite a bit of eye-rolling and head shaking my way through it! But I made it to the end. Now if it was a REAL book, not on my Nook, I would hold it up and ask: Did you bring me joy......nope! Onto the donate pile it goes.
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