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Recommended :: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

June 22, 2015

tidying-up

Perhaps you’ve heard of this book? I’d been seeing it EVERYWHERE so I finally took it out of the library to see what it was all about. “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” is less an organization book and more of a lifestyle adjustment. The Amazon description reads :: “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.”

Now I confess that I might not yet be qualified to recommend this book because I didn’t go through the whole process. I am so Type A crazy that my house is for the most part pretty cleaned out. I do like her philosophy though of only keeping items that spark joy – sounds a little hokey but it works! So for people who do struggle with organization I would suggest this book – I like how you do it all at once instead of little by little and I love that she asks you to clean out by category – I think that makes a lot of sense.

Try it and let me know what you think! And maybe in the meantime I’ll get through a few more categories!

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