The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, a best-seller which introduces the KonMari Method, has received international acclaim and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. As of today, the book is available in over 30 countries.
Kondo’s KonMari Method is attracting worldwide attention and is being implemented by readers, who are “kondoing,” or tidying up, their homes. People are drawn to the philosophy not only due to its effectiveness, but also because it places great importance on being mindful, introspective, and optimistic. Belongings are acknowledged for their service and thanked before being discarded, if they no longer spark joy.
Praise for The KonMari Method™
Ms. Kondo delivers her tidy manifesto like a kind of Zen nanny, both hortatory and animistic.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
… a literal how-to-heave-ho, and I recommend it for anyone who struggles with the material excess of living in a privileged society. (Thanks to Ms. Kondo, I kiss my old socks goodbye.) … To show you how serious my respect for Ms. Kondo is: if I ever get a tattoo, it will say, Spark Joy!
JAMIE LEE CURTIS, TIME
This book is a cult. A totally reasonable, scary cult that works, doesn’t kill people (a bonus), but does drastically change your life. In this case — for the better.
The most organized woman in the world.
[It is] enough to salute Kondo for her recognition of something quietly profound: that mess is often about unhappiness, and that the right kind of tidying can be a kind of psychotherapy for the home as well as for the people in it … Its strength is its simplicity.
THE LONDON TIMES
Reading it, you glimpse a glittering mental freedom from the unread/uncrafted/unworn, buyer’s remorse, the nervous eyeing of real estate listings. Life’s overwhelm, conquered.
All hail the new decluttering queen Marie Kondo, whose mess-busting bestseller has prompted a craze for tidying in homes across the world … one proper clear out is all you need for the rest of your life.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING (UK)