The Magic Art of Tidying Up

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I've been hearing about Marie Kondo's The Life-changing Magic Of Tidying Up for a while now. I finally picked up a copy and read it over two days. 



Have you ever wished your house was neater, and you life was more organized? Marie Kondo's Konmari method will give you the secrets to put your house in order once and for all. By using her methods, she swears your life will improve. 

After much trial and error, and devoting almost her entire life to tidying up, Kondo claims her method will help you organize your house and life. Part self help book, part instruction manual, part semi mystic guru advice, I found this book quite strange. But inspiring!

I don't want to give away the processes in the book, as it's far more interesting to read them from Kondo than from me, but one of her principals is to touch every single thing in your home. This helps you decide if you need to keep it, or it can be let go. There are many ideas in the book that I took away, but what I found most inspiring was the idea of treating every item in your home with love and reverence. If there is an item for which you cannot do this, it's time to let it go and thank it for the use and joy you did once get from it. I love the idea of every little thing in your house being special and cared for and important, even if it's just to you. Marie Kondo is much more practical in what she loves in her house than I am, but that's ok! 

Since reading about the Konmari method last month, I haven't done too much tidying, I must admit. I certainly haven't followed the method in any real way. But I have been thinking more about what I own, what I use, and what brings me joy. It certainly has made me think of many items in a different light. 

I really enjoyed this book, and can see myself going back and rereading it at a time I might be ready to actually put this method into practice. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for more tidy in their lives, people who like instructional books, and people who love inanimate objects. 

The Life-changing Magic Of Tidying Up caused quite a stir when it first hit the blogverse, have any of my readers read it? Care to share your opinions?