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.
I wasn’t sure if a book on organizing my home would translate well as an audiobook, but it really did surprisingly well. I found it to be inspiring and engaging and it really made me want to dig in and organize my home using her methods. She gave some excellent, practical tips that helped to get me started. One of the most significant things I learned was how to let go of things I no longer needed and how to decide what to keep. This project will be ongoing, which will require me to listen again and again, which I am fine with as I am an audio learner.
~Reviewed by Janice D.