KonMari Method in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Did you know Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing?

In her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, 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.

Marie Kondo is a professional organizer and in this book she explains her method of how she helps her clients discard things and organize.  She calls it the KonMarie Method, and she claims that once you use her method for tidying up, you will never have to again. She states that she has never had a repeat costumer, because once she helps her client put their house in order it stays that way.  Her method is based on only keeping things that bring you joy. Can you imagine only being surrounded by thing you love, how much happier would you be?

Kondo has a simple, but clear message and she gives various examples of her clutter-busting method. The main concept of the book is aimed at getting the reader to change their views of the items that we own. By changing how we see things, we can get rid of junk more efficiently and declutter our homes and lives. Marie encourages the reader to get rid of the items that don't bring "joy" into their life. As you sort through items you should pick up each one individually and ask whether it brings joy into your life, if it doesn't then get rid of it.

So what makes this book different? This is ultimately a book about practicing throwing things out. It's a muscle, you need to practice using it. She's blunt and it's refreshing.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up was a quick, easy read that is life-changing as the title states. The author gradually convinces the reader that many things need to go. She uses things she learned growing up in Japan. The book reads like a novel as the author describes her experiences growing up with a need to tidy up. For anyone who wants to truly clean up her life for good this is a must read.