The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

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-li...

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Title:The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Author:Marie Kondō
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ISBN:1607747308
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:213 pages

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Reviews

  • Janet
    Oct 14, 2014
    Though this book can be a little woo-woo and a little repetitive, I have to give it five stars for the impact it has already had on my life. I love collecting stuff and have a very hard time letting go. The author's techniques allowed me to graciously and gratefully bid adieu to things I no longer l...
  • Kirstie
    Oct 17, 2014
    This book just spoke to me, for whatever reason, although I can see why others might not get much out of it. No matter what the subject is, I love reading books by people that are truly passionate about the subject matter, and one thing is for sure: Marie Kondo is passionate about tidying. Despite a...
  • Diane
    Oct 23, 2014
    This review was delayed because I was busy tidying up. Yesterday I finished this charming little book about the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing, and this morning I woke up filled with ENTHUSIASM and was ready to open up every drawer and every closet and to simplify, simplify, simplify. O...
  • Ken
    Oct 30, 2014
    How do I get into messes like this? Reading books that have words like "tidying" in their title, I mean. Well, there's a story behind it.The Good Wife and I are trying to purge, to clean up after decades of marriage, kids, three moves, etc. "We've got to do something about all this stuff we keep bum...
  • George
    Dec 12, 2014
    Do you like talking to furniture? Do you believe shirts have souls? Are you insane? This might be the book for you....
  • Sheri
    Dec 23, 2014
    "Personally, I recommend hanging sponges outside, such as on the veranda."Quite possibly the funniest line I have ever read in a book. Because she is dead serious.Although there were several helpful sections about how to declutter and organize your home, much of this book is ridiculously funny. This...
  • Maggie
    Dec 26, 2014
    The book is short and sweet, and the author is bat-shit crazy. But. Here are two take-aways that will stay with me:If it does not spark joy, throw it out.And: "My basic principle for sorting papers is to throw them all away."Believe me - I have been throwing away (and selling, and donating to Goodwi...
  • Diane Yannick
    Jan 17, 2015
    There is no rating low enough to compensate for the way this book has ruined my life. Whatever you do, don't read it as it will haunt you. This is a long review but it behooves you to stick with it. To begin, you have to touch each and every possession and ask yourself if it brings you joy. If it do...
  • Suellen
    Feb 05, 2015
    This book did not spark joy. Therefore, I am discarding it....
  • Ariel
    Aug 16, 2015
    "You will never use spare buttons." WORDS WE ALL NEED TO HEAR.I really thoroughly loved this book. I've always been interested in minimalism - trying to stop material goods being the things that bring us happiness, and not owning more than we need - and picked this book up after hearing a few people...