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Title: the life-changing magic of tidying up:
the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing
Author: marie kondo
Genre: Cleaning & Organizing
How did I get this book: I purchased the book in April of 2015
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Overview: 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.
Likes: Marie has a straightforward system that she has used for years, with many clients. She obviously has a great passion for what she does. The book is a step by step guide with all the instructions and explanations to get you organized and have a less cluttered life. Perfect for those that have no clue where to start with their home organization.
Dislikes: I would not really classify it as a dislike, but as a former organizer myself, I know that one way does not work for everyone. I get the impression that Marie feels that this system will work for everyone.
In Closing: This book is an easy read. I suggest reading the entire book first, and then going back to reread each section and put it into action. If you are a person that is need of an organization method, definitely give this book a try. She talks about some hard truths, but the main message is something I agree with. If we truly only keep items that spark joy for us, we all would have a lot less “stuff”.
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