I am always on the lookout for a new book to read. Today I found a real treat, so I have to share it with everyone. It’s called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Here’s the review of it on Amazon, to whet your appetite.
This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.
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.
Basically Marie Kondo walks you through how to radically clean up you home, and in the process, simplify your mind and improve your life. What more could you ask for? Her key principle is to clean topically by category, rather than from room-to-room. Room-to-room cleaning generally leads us to just move crap around rather than eliminate it. She also emphasizes the idea that you should only keep things that bring joy to your life? If you are life me, lots of clothes are in your closet due to guilt or nostalgia. But if you aren’t actually wearing them now, why do you still have them? She packs in tons more tips and shows you point-by-point how to pull off a transformation of your home.
Get this book. Practice her revolutionary ideas. And enjoy the new physical space (and psychological space as well!) that are freed up once you finally get a clean home you are proud to live in.