The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Marie Kondo

4137O2Bo+4L._AA160_ Pub: Ebury

 

Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan’s expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method.

The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once – and quickly. After that for the rest of your life you only need to choose what to keep and what to discard.

The KonMari Method will not just transform your space. Once you have your house in order you will find that your whole life will change. You can feel more confident, you can become more successful, and you can have the energy and motivation to create the life you want. You will also have the courage to move on from the negative aspects of your life: you can recognise and finish a bad relationship; you can stop feeling anxious; you can finally lose weight.

Marie Kondo’s method is based on a ‘once-cleaned, never-messy-again’ approach. If you think that such a thing is impossible then you should definitely read this compelling book.

While reading this book and ‘taking advice’ from Japans most tidiest woman I have managed to clear five bin bags of ‘stuff’ from my home.

While I didn’t pile everything on the floor as Marie Kondo suggests, I do feel motivated enough to continue with my 2016 ‘declutter my life’ resolution.

Sort of based on the William Morris saying , “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” Marie Kondo is convinced she can transform even the most messiest and collective of hoarders to have a haven of uncluttered and stuff free home.

She is brutal, and I admit while I was ‘getting rid’ I did feel more joy about the space I was freeing up. She is very rigid with her ‘art’ but I can see the benefits of what she suggests. I live in a small bungalow so space is an issue, I also love crafts, books and all the usual things that come with being a girl, which means I have A LOT  of things.

‘Kondoing’ my home is going to be a slow process but I won’t be thanking my shoes for a good days work as she suggests and I can’t see how throwing out my unused coffee maker is going to help me reach my goal weight but the benefits of less mess and easier lifestyle can only be a good move.

I aim to follow this book to the last full stop and I can already see that this process is going to be new addiction, I have even started a ‘Pinterest’ page in her honor.

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