Have you heard about the Japanese Queen of tidying? Marie Kondo?

About a year ago I read Marie Kondo’s book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever’. I was curious; it sounded appealing and definitely something I needed.

And I was hooked immediately. Only about half-way through the book, I started sorting through my wardrobe and adopted Marie Kondo’s way of folding clothes. It just made a lot of sense to me. It kept me busy for quite a few weeks as I completely rearranged not only my clothes but also my husband’s and the wardrobes of my two daughters.

Space is always tight, you just can’t have enough drawers, shelves and wardrobes, but since the great sort-out à la KonMari, as Marie Kondo is also known, it’s not an issue any more. Every piece of clothing has found its place.

It is still an ongoing project as her method can be applied throughout the entire home. She recommends a certain order to get started and she also explains her thoughts behind it.

  1. Clothes
  2. Books
  3. Papers
  4. Miscellaneous items
  5. Things with sentimental value

The latest book ‘Spark Joy’ by Marie Kondo is a very pretty book, with a bright green elastic band around it and with some pretty little drawings in each chapter. It repeats the basics of her first book, but then goes a bit deeper into each area.

I enjoyed reading both books of hers, even though some things were repeated over and over. Also, you need to keep in mind that she comes from a different culture and I found it difficult sometimes to relate to her advice or attitude.

Still a good read and I thoroughly recommend her books and videos on youtube. Who knows, it might change your life!

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