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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever by [Kondo, Marie]
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"Its strength is its simplicity." -- Richard Lloyd Parry, "The London Times"
"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
"[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." -- "The London Times"

"Ms. Kondo delivers her tidy manifesto like a kind of Zen nanny, both hortatory and animistic." -- "The New York Times"
"The most organized woman in the world." -- "PureWow"
"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)
"[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"

Amazon's Best Book of 2014 in Crafts, Home & Garden
"Ms. Kondo delivers her tidy manifesto like a kind of Zen nanny, both hortatory and animistic." -- "The New York Times"
"The most organized woman in the world." -- "PureWow"
"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)
"[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"

#1 "New York Times" Best Seller
Amazon's Best Book of 2014 in Crafts, Home & Garden
"Ms. Kondo delivers her tidy manifesto like a kind of Zen nanny, both hortatory and animistic." -- "The New York Times"
"The most organized woman in the world." -- "PureWow
.".".the Japanese expert's ode to decluttering is simple and easy to follow." -- Vogue.com
"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)
"Kondo challenges you to ask yourself whether each object you have is achieving a purpose. Is it propelling you forward or holding you in the past?" -- "USA Today
.".".a brief and bracing practical guide to tidying up your home." -- "Financial Times"
"[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"

#1 "New York Times" Best Seller
Amazon's Best Book of 2014 in Crafts, Home & Garden
"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 "
"The most organized woman in the world." -- "PureWow
.".".the Japanese expert s ode to decluttering is simple and easy to follow." -- Vogue.com

..".her voice...is by turns stern and enchanted, like a fairy godmother for socks." -- "The Wall Street Journal"
"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."" -- The Atlantic"

"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)
"Kondo challenges you to ask yourself whether each object you have is achieving a purpose. Is it propelling you forward or holding you in the past?" -- "USA Today
.".".a brief and bracing practical guide to tidying up your home." -- "Financial Times"
"[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""

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The beautiful hardback edition of the multi-million copy international bestseller. Live in a clean and clutter-free home forever with the life-changing KonMari Method.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 472 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0091955106
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (3 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I0C46BO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,751 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,287 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I am a lifelong hoarder and my house is a mess. I read this book after hearing it recommended but without high expectations. It seemed to make so much more sense than other methods I've tried for tidying and after a few weeks of following the book I've done clothes, paperwork and kitchen equipment. So far I am keeping to the new regime and I feel happier and much less stressed. Here's what's different about this book:

Kondo advises clearing out/tidying by category. So you start with clothes & you can subdivide and do a small section at a time, e.g. socks, tops, sportswear, etc. She advises against what most people do, which is tackle the bedroom or the living room as one project. Her thinking is that you can't sort your things out properly unless you sort every single thing in that category, e.g. how can you sort the jackets in your wardrobe if you have two others in the hall, one by the back door, one in your car, etc. You need to see everything you own in that category together. So when you do clothes you have to be disciplined and do the whole lot but don't touch anything else in your bedroom. Having tried it now, this seems so logical and sensible I'm shaking my head wondering why I couldn't see it before. It's a bit like doing the laundry - you need to collect all the dirty clothes from everywhere first & it's frustrating and annoying if you get everything washed and dried and then discover a load of dirty clothes in a heap somewhere else.

Kondo tells you to keep only what sparks joy and discard everything else. This doesn't mean having to feel a great passion for a pair of socks, it's more about something making you feel good in some way - e.g.
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By RLLW TOP 50 REVIEWER on 21 April 2016
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Tidy once so you never have to do it again, that what got me to buy this book.
It really inspires you to get rid of your excess and clear the clutter once and for all. It gets quite addictive once you start and it carries on through everything in your life. I managed to throw away things that I had been holding onto for years and all my house now is neatly organised Kondo style or I've Konmarried my house like the author 's followers would say.
I always used to tidy and clean before reading this book but somehow another few days and it would be exactly the same, not any more. Best book I have ever had on decluttering and it really has lifted a great weight off my shoulders and allowed me to enjoy my life. I don't mind visitors dropping by unannounced anymore, it's a pleasure. The time I used to spend tiding is now spent cleaning until it shines.
It feels strange to thank your clothes and possessions before parting with them for good but it really works. I can now really clean my house in less than an hour because everything has a place to go. I especially like the way my drawers look and they stay that way like on auto pilot now. It's a pleasure to open the drawer and choose my clothing now. I will never go back to my old ways.
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I am the opposite of a tidy person. I have kept all kinds of things for many, many years, for so many reasons. I have developed lengthy emotional attachments to bags of receipts. I have had five wardrobes with threadbare, holey, beloved and long-since non-fitting clothes bursting out of them.

This book was a perfect read for me.

I read the reviews, I was, frankly, scared. Or scornful. I thought, great, this is another one of those books where it tells me I'll feel OHSOGOOD if I get rid of my beloved stuff. This book is going to wind me up the wrong way. It can't possibly help. It won't understand that I need a thousand books in piles on the floor! It's going to mock my My Little Pony collection.

It doesn't. This book is adorable. Genius. It takes you by the hand and wades you through everything you own and just...lifts the weight of all of it, so much so that you realise you haven't noticed just how heavy it's been all these years. Kondo is so kind, so wise, and so very right about things, and with a gloriously Japanese edge of anthropomorphism, coupled with a slice of do-as-you-would-be-done-by that I found so incredibly helpful.

By the time I was halfway through the read, I had reorganised my wardrobe exactly as Kondo recommends. It's been three weeks and everything is just as I put it that day. It's easy to get dressed. It's stupidly easy to put things away. There are no heaps of clothes on any floor or shelf. This has never happened to me, not even since childhood. This is something I'm sticking with forever.

When I'd finished the book, I was flying through drawers and boxes of unmentionable rubbish, able to really, clearly, easily see what I wanted - truly wanted - and what I didn't. I'm so completely thrilled to have discovered this book.
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Delightfully insane. I can't believe I felt compelled to give it five stars. Yet there it is. All my things are folded upright and if yours aren't, then I'm coming for them.
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