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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever Paperback – 3 Apr 2014

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion (3 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091955106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091955106
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,818 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Its strength is its simplicity." (Richard Lloyd Parry The 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)

"Do I love it? If not, chuck it. Marie Kondo promises that by following her KonMari Method I will be a neatnik, forever ... I decide The Life-changing Magic of Tidying will become my bible." (Brigid Moss Red magazine)

"[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 Times)

"The tidiness regimen prescribed by Japanese author Marie Kondo is a great idea. It’s so great that maybe we need to expand its reach" (Guardian)

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Live in a clean and clutter-free home forever with the life-changing KonMari Method - now a multi-million copy international bestseller

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Marie is utterly bonkers, but a huge amount of what she says makes perfect sense. My house already feels bigger and I feel lighter having chucked out stuff that I was never going to read/finish/wear/use/look at ever again. A real breath of fresh air with a far wider impact than just having a tidy home.
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This book will change your life. If you're sick of the detritus you drag around in you life. Buy this book, follow it and experience zen-like tidiness.
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Wife loves it. But she ended up throwing out my favourite comfy trousers just cos they had holes in them (otherwise I'd have given it 5 stars)
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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.
It would be extremely helpful to me if you hit the YES button if you liked my review or NO and a comment so I can improve future reviews.
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Love this book, still reading it. It's helped me think more about how I view my things and what's actually important.
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What a great read. Really motivated me to put my house in order. Now I can find scissors, string, matches...etc. Everything has a place, and what I dont need or like has gone to the charity shop.
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Half way through the read I felt compelled to reorganise my partners over stuffed drawers....I didn't throw any of his belongings away, but by simply adopting the vertical storage everything is now in sight and fits! I feel inspired to tackle my shocking hoarding now!
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life changing - I've been struggling with creating a home I love to live in and this has changed how I feel and think about so much.
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