It is nearly impossible for me to give up anything once I attach importance to it. I was super skeptical anything could help. This book, however, helped me get rid of a lot, but discarding is not really the point. It's more about surrounding yourself with things you love. This book seriously changed me (and I was certainly resistant to change!).
I opened this book with apprehension and low expectations. I then proceeded to read the entire thing in one night and began de-cluttering the next day. Some of Kondo’s practices were a bit extreme for me, but I found her overall method simple to follow and easy to maintain. I recommend giving this book a shot; even if you don't think you need to.
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.
About the Author
Marie KonMari Kondo runs an acclaimed consulting business in Tokyo helping clients transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and inspiration. With a three-month waiting list, her KonMari Method of decluttering and organizing has become an international phenomenon. "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" is a best seller in Japan, Germany, and the UK, with more than two million copies sold worldwide, and has been turned into a television drama for Japanese TV. She has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by "Time," featured on more than thirty major Japanese television and radio programs, and profiled in the "Sunday Times," "Red" magazine, "You" magazine, the "New York Times," "USA Today," NPR's "Here & Now," "Slate," "Family Circle," and the "LondonTimes, "who has deemed her Japan s preeminent guru of tidiness, a warrior princess in the war on clutter. "