Friday, March 10, 2017

Review - The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Title: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Author: Marie Kondō

Publication date: October 2014

Published by: Ten Speed Press

Source: Library book

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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 best seller 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.

My rating: ★★★★☆

I just want to thank Angie @ Pinkindle because she is the reason I found this book!

So, I’ve cleaned my room out in the past, only to have it look the same a couple months, if not weeks, later. Ugh!

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I don’t mean to be punny, but this book literally changed things!

The actual tidying part (throwing things out, etc.) was SO easy! I used to clean out based on location (closet first, then drawers, etc.), but this method of clearing things out based on item type...


It was so much better than my previous method! And you know what, it’s been three months and my room is still pretty organized! A big part of this book is to change your mindset about how to tidy and about throwing things out, and I really appreciated that! It was a big help! I am SO happy I found this! And yes, I do recommend :)

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Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)


  1. I've heard good things about this one - at least for the most part! I'm glad to hear it worked well for you.

  2. I have this book, and it's truly been helpful for me!


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