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.
- Cleaning booster: Listened to it on audiobook as I was reorganizing my room. It encouraged me to start really purging and cleaning, don’t think I would have purged as many things as I did without it.
- Konmari method is simple
- A lot of insightful thoughts and tips about tidying
- This book is short so you can get the information you need without it taking up a lot of time. Also, if you are looking for a short popular audiobook at your library this is good one to go for.
- In my opinion it could be a book to read to get insight into Japanese culture
- Some of the ideas sounded good but could not be practiced in theory with everyone. For example, the tip of getting all of a certain type of items (lets say pens and pencils) from all over the hosue in one spot. It is a very good tip but if your house is really junky you will not be able to find every single pen or pencil in the entire house. I do not think this is a big deal because every tip isn’t going to be for everyone because everyone spaces are different.
- Some of the ideas are common thoughts in the organization community
Overall, I think that this was a good few hours spent as I was cleaning my room.
(image and synopsis from goodreads)