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    clash of clans []  2020-5-11 22:47

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever [Book]  2017-10-14 18:9

    I know a secret. If you have too much items and it’s bugging you then obtain rid of it. All of it. Well, nearly all of it. Save a few things but only the things you absolutely love, the things that spark joy within your being (you’ll know it when you feel it, says the author) and don’t bring more things into the house unless you love and/or need them. Don’t think you can do that? Well, never mind is author wants you to be absolutely ruthless with your possessions and do it in one fell swoop. Don’t dilly-dally and place certain unpleasant things off. Absolutely do not waste buying “storage solutions”. Just obtain rid of your items and you won’t have to shop it or dust it or leave it there to feel poor for itself. Now, none of this is a poor thing (though the latest might be a wee bit kooky) and honestly I’m all for it. I had method too much crap lying about and it was driving me crazy. Broken crap, ugly crap, gifted crap, crap that had been there so long it was invisible to me. But this book has a issue and it is a BIG one that I’m betting a lot of of you here on this website may take problem with as ep #2, you see, is books. BOOKS! Step freaking two is BOOKS. As you can probably easily imagine, I am stuck here on step #2 because, well, it’s a call to action to rid myself of my precious books! I’ve been collecting books since I was twelve years old. I have a lot of books but I’m afraid I may love them all.#1 was clothes, shoes, accessories and that was a breeze. Who needs clothes taking up zone that could keep a few books? This was easy, thought I. My closet was done in an hour or so. Everything culled, sorted and color coded and folded all nice and tidy-like. I could blow through this, thought I. A zen and clutter-free life was within my grasp. I had this. Then step #2 happened and I was instructed to rid myself of all of the books I have loved before (but may not love again) and all of the books I have not read yet. Uh oh. I was told to remove my TBR pile(s) from my life. Forever. And almost always. She’ll let you to re-buy digitally if you are pining away and dying of sadness for it. I was instructed to touch each one and see if it sparked that apparently not-so-elusive feeling of joy within me. Problem is they all kind of did. I suppose I am broken. I tried folks, I truly did. I took pictures and even posted them online in an attempt to humiliate myself into following through. I even went so far as removing a gigantor bookshelf, stocked three piles deep, floor-to-ceiling, from my room as well as an armoire I no longer needed. I have to admit my room looks and feels calms and and spacious. The bookshelf now neatly resides in my basement. I pulled off all of the books and starting sorting them but it created me incredibly sad to think about tossing them out of my house where they might potentially end up in a trash/recycle bin (according to the author everything has feelings so how could I let this? Better they be a small lonesome on my shelf than DEAD, right?!). Instead of tossing them into bags, I started arranging them by color (which she wants you to do with clothes) and then I place all but a dozen or so back up on the shelves. They look satisfied and beautiful and they brighten the back wall of the basement. I have decided that I am keeping them. They are my one and only vice and I work hard. They are not clutter.I think I shall pretend that step 2 was nothing but a fever ter I was revived with sniffing salts I got back to business. So next comes all of the other items which I can easily part ways with; the paper, the items no one ever eats, the gadgets (my days of bread baking are over), the broken things that we’ve been thinking we’ll fix someday, the mementos, pictures and all the other useless crapola that has been residing in the basement since we moved in a million years ago. I’ve removed countless bags of trash and several vehicle loads of “stuff” and hauled them to Goodwill and I miss none of it. It is so much easier to clean my house now. I haven’t followed this plan as written, it’s difficult when you live with several other people, so we still have some bins and crud to obtain to but now I'm inspired to hold at is book will give you some special tools and I do recommend it if you skip step two or perhaps save it for last, if you’re anything like me. She has a nifty method of folding clothes that helped me fit everything into a few drawers and will hold me in check if I decide I need more yoga pants. You really do see just how much of each clothing category you own when you pile them all on the bed/floor and separate them into their own small categories. She doesn’t declutter by room but by category. This stops you from getting stuck (on pictures or mementos which are left for the end) and forces you to with an entire category and actually finish the job so you never have to do it again. She also tells you to begin with a clear vision of your end result. That bit of tip has helped me e author clearly has an obsession with tidying. She does not deny this. Apparently, she’s been this method since she was a wee, strange kid and goes into amazing detail at the beginning of book about her childhood hobby of “tidying”. This makes the begin a bit of a slog. I found some of her beliefs a small quirky and I will not be emptying my bag out each night so my items can “breathe” only to place everything back in come morning (what the?!) but if you can overlook some of the odd things she says, you’ll more than likely search something here to support you out.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever [Book]  2017-10-14 18:9

    This is the best book/audio that has changed my life when it comes to getting rid of clutter. I struggled all my life to hold my put clean and organized. I even read so a lot of books on organizing and I still went back to my old self of being messy. Having a clean put has been a yearly and a everyday goal for all my life until I found this book. Now, it's so simple and everything is already so tidy. It's been over three months now and I have not rebounded as in the book. Here are the transitions I went through as I was applying the konmarie method.1. Goal/Vision/Decision - It took me over three reads/listens to finally decide on applying this method. I took the plunge because she mentioned that it's one time thing and you will never rebound. She also says it's like being under a waterfall. and it's so True. I have not rebounded and it is like being under a waterfall. The goal was very clear: do it one time.2. Motivation - Having a amazing goal/vision created this part easy. Yes. It was hard going through all my clothes. It was actually sad saying goodbye to all the clothes with amazing memories, and it took me two weeks to actually give away all the clothes I had in the bags. But, when I look in my closet, it brings so much joy even though it's been now 3 months. The paper part was the hardest, yet I was motivated with the end goal in mind. Also, watching videos of organizing really helped. I learned how to fold my clothes the konmarie way.3. Action Steps - I thought this was one of the best parts of the book. She gives very simple steps. 1. Throw/donate if it does not bring joy. If it brings joy, hold it. 2. Search a home for the things. Two easy steps I could do. The second step came automatically when I followed her way of folding and putting light colors in the front in shoe boxes. I also spent time and to organize the house as I moved along like purchasing fresh kitchen cabinet liners. The best thing I purchased is plastic 3-drawers for the cabinetry for the ziplock bags. I took it out of the ziplock boxes and organized it by size. I also place the saran wrap and foil at the top and now it's so organized.4. Effect - This book is about having a amazing foundation when it comes to tidying up. I realized that everything else I did before was a bandaid. It was putting things on a quicksand. This is why it never worked. Now, it takes less than few mins to clean. Sometimes only 30secs. I know where everything is and I am never looking for things. I search myself enjoying tidying up since it's so beautiful when the things are back in it's place. The effect part was is book makes so much sense and you will not rebound as she mentions. Just follow what she tells you to do in her book. As you are moving along, you'll be reminded of what she mentioned like "don't you wish to be surrounded by only things that bring you joy?" or "this will be one of the life-changing things you do" or "you might completely change your career" etc., is book is by far the best and it is definitely life-changing. Tidying wasn't about my personality at all. It's just about having a easy goal and a amazing foundation/system.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever []  2019-12-30 18:49

    According to the author's philosophy, you should only hold things that bring you joy. So I threw this book out.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever [Book]  2017-10-14 18:9

    I found this book totally charming and a refreshing take on tidying/de-cluttering. I had a look at some of the negative reviews and in my opinion a lot of of these stem from a shallow reading coupled with unfamiliarity with Japanese culture and living conditions. While I don't claim to be an expert on Japanese culture, I have been there multiple times and visited ordinary Japanese apartments and homes so I am familiar with the typical architecture and home layout. Some things that might support you decide whether the book is for you:Bear in mind that this book was originally written for a Japanese audience. For me, that was one of the most charming things about it. I loved getting a various cultural perspective on organization. The Japanese generally live in very little dwellings (by American standards) so I figured if anyone would know how to declutter and organize effectively it would be a Japanese tidying appears, however, that some other readers are not so comfortable with a non-Western perspective. I see some reviewers mocking the notion that "inanimate" objects have feelings. In Japan, these things are not considered "inanimate." Hence you'll see signs asking that you not walk on the grass because it will damage the grass' feelings, or not to dispose of cigarette butts in the road for the same reason. I'm not saying every Japanese person believes this (anymore than every American Christian goes to church), but there are those who sincerely believe objects are animate, in accordance with Shinto tradition, and Kondo seems to be one of them. If you don't share that belief, just use it as a psychological or imaginative exercise or me of the primary ideas behind the "KonMari" system have been described in press reports about the book. If all you wish are the primary guidelines without any context or explanation of why they should be used, don't the book, just find for a couple articles about it on the internet. But the way is quite various from conventional wisdom (an oxymoron if ever there was one) about tidying and organization, so I required to understand the reasoning behind it. Like a lot of people, I have tidied a zillion times in my life and it never st of all, this is not just a book with some handy home organization tips. It is not about the everyday (more or less) cleanup that comes with living. It's not Martha Stewart. Note the "Life-Changing" part of the title--that's the point of the book. Bringing your material possessions, your home, and your desired lifestyle into alignment through consciously changing your relationship with stuff. If that sounds amazing to you, you'll have fun this book.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever []  2019-12-30 18:49

    If this the criteria to be a NYT bestseller then I should create bank! I'm am engineer and found this book to be useless. I mean, seriously? Throw out everything that doesn't bring me joy? That's the answer? Well, no joke. We all know that we have too much items and should part with it all. I thought that if I had to read one more time how the author was positively an organizational genius at age 15, I would throw that book...which didn't bring me joy...into the trash. As for making my socks and purse happy, my socks are all cozily snugged up together by color...I am an engineer, after all...and my purse feels it is its honored duty to protect its precious traveling companions...the wallet, the inhalor, etc... 24/7.I, unfortunately, learned some amazing lessons about parting with too much items 8 months ago when my hoarder mother passed away. I bought 120 huge trash bags and with a determined ruthlessness, I tossed out 3 dozens of trash. Boxed up fresh items for donation. Held estate for things of value...which Ms. Kondo does not seem to address very well. I thought that I would gain some insight from this book about purging my own messy house. I don't wish to do to my children what mother did to me. However, this book was no help. As someone else suggested, don't waste your time reading the entire book. Just read the sentences in boldface print. Honestly, that's all that should have been printed but there wouldn't be much in a brochure.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever [Book]  2017-10-14 18:9

    I've never really purged my belongings in my life. I've had professional organizers come in and test to support me...but I've been reluctant to throw away papers, clothes, and books. I've always been a bit bewildered by the people who know how to sort things out; knowing what to hold and what to give away. I felt that I never had the organizing gene and so would forever live with documents from childhood, as well as old plates that were given by friends. I struggled with the clothes gifted by my parents, knowing that my taste was different, but that I couldn't really obtain rid of their gifts.Well, after reading through this book, my life has truly changed. I've started to sort out my entire life...one day at a time, category by 1: I sorted out my clothes, keeping only the clothes that bring me joy. It took an entire day and 6 black bags later, my wardrobe suddenly took up half the 2: I folded my clothes in the KonMari style (with support from Marie Kondo's YouTube videos) and was flabbergasted at how attractive my drawers looked, and how simple it 3: I tackled my books and whittled down 3 bookshelves to 1 bookshelf. My son got involved and managed to whittle down his entire room in no time (he's so much less emotionally attached than I am to my belongings)Day 4: I tackled the first of 40+ boxes of documents...and the first thing to go was all my notes from business school and random courses that I'd taken. What a joy to be rid of all those notes which I felt that I would need for sure for work. I now realize that google/friends will come to my rescue if I really need those notes, but also, that I learned what I was meant to learn during those 4+: I'm still working on all the documents but I took a break to paint furniture, detail my car, obtain my will signed, and teach my son to fold (and amazingly he enjoyed seeing all his clothes stand up once folded). And I did subcategory tidying up every 's now been about a week since I received my book and I'm amazed at how far I've come. I've always procrastinated with these organizing tasks, but once I started to obtain organized, I found a fresh lease on life. I wish to properly take care of my belongings and myself. It's incredibly liberating to give 20+ trash bags of my life to Goodwill and begin anew.I highly recommend not just reading this book, but starting with just one category (or subcategory) of tidying. It's truly remarkable what has opened up for me by reading and implementing the methods of this d luck!

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever []  2019-12-30 18:49

    I bought this because the simple-living bug has been biting me lately. I'm not cluttery but I do have a lot of stuff, you know? It's not just laying out in heaps; it all has a 'place', but I've realized I just wish less of is book seemed to be very well-liked, and to a various approach than the standard home organization y howdy.I'll be honest and say I'm NOT following her system exactly, because some of it is physically not possible for me. But even not doing EXACTLY what she said, I can tell you it's a better approach than all these other organization/decluttering know, most of the gurus just have ideas on how to shop your stuff. It never occurs to them to ask, instead of just telling you about cool boxes and bins to buy, well...do you really NEED all that items in the first place? Or, if they DO recommend getting rid of stuff, it's along the old if-you-haven't-used-it-in-X-time-lose-it line. But what happens is you still have a bunch of items you don't REALLY LIKE. Yeah, I wear this skirt four times a year, so according to the rule of have-you-used-it-in-the-last-year, I should hold it. But what if I only wear it four times a year because it isn't very flattering? Or it's scratchy? Wouldn't I be better off getting rid of it in favor of some other skirt I'll wear every two weeks because it IS a flattering cut?I message lots of folks putting this book down because that's 'no huge revelation'. 'Uh, you need someone to tell you to only hold items that you like having around and hold it place away?'Yeah, lots of people DO need someone to remind them that's okay. Don't even TRY to act like there's NOTHING in your house that you only have because someone gave it to you and you feel like they're expecting to see it or you'd feel guilty getting rid of it, or it was your great-great-grandmother's and it's an HEIRLOOM,or you spent amazing on this and dang if you're gonna obtain rid of it till you've got your 'money's worth' out of it, etc etc. That is FAR more common than 'I only have things in my house that I WANT to see/use'.And I'll tell you too, the whole thing about you needing to physically touch everything to create that decision is true. I have NOT followed her recommendation of pulling every single thing in a given category together to go through it, although I can see the sense of that. You have to know what ya got and how a lot of before you can create educated decisions about how much storage zone you need. So you obtain every piece of clothing you have, every book in the house, etc. I haven't been able to do that. My garage is FULL OF BOXES. Going through every one to search any clothes that might be lurking in there, then going through them again to root out any books lurking in there, and so on for every category? Not gonna happen, sorry.I'll do the books in the garage when I obtain to the garage. But in, say, the library, the tip to actually pick up each book and keep it DID help. The first time I just looked at each shelf. Yeah, I still wish that. Still wish that. Eh, I don't need that one. Oo, I still wish all these. But later on, when I did it AGAIN and actually picked up every book, I ended up with THREE BOOKCASES' worth that I was totally OK parting with. Not three shelves. Three bookcases. I mean, I discovered I had four copies of the same book. (I rebuy books because I lose track; I have several thousand). I did NOT NOTICE when I was just eyeballing them that there were four of the same. It's like your mind just stops seeing things it's used to seeing, a common phenomenon. Do what she suggests and physically lay keep of your stuff!That brings me to the other thing people are really dumping on her about...her suggestion that you talk to your items while you're holding it and thank it for its me of you, first of all, are extremely small-minded. 'Talking to inanimate items is bats#$%'...? It depends on what culture you're coming from. Here, yes, for the most part that is odd behavior. (Don't pretend that you've never yelled at your vehicle or your printer or your phone, on the other hand. Do you actually think it understands you or will answer differently if you speak harshly to it? No? Then why do you bother?)Unfortunately for your crack theory, the author of this book is NOT from a Western culture. It's beautiful obvious she's Shinto, or was at one time, and for them, objects are NOT inanimate. They DO have a 'spirit' of a certain kind. That doesn't create her cray-cray, it just means she's not American. Jeez. I mean, Native Americans thought that rocks and rivers and clouds and such things had a life, a spirit, as well. And we all think of them as being a wise, knowledgeable people, with a connectedness to the globe that we don't have.If it offends your religion to thank a coat before you send it on, then direct your commentary to your God of choice instead. What she's really getting at is BEING THANKFUL, and if you have a issue with that, there's something wrong with YOU, not her. Pick up the coat. Say out loud or in your head: "God/Allah/Zeus, thank you for blessing me with this coat, and now I'm going to share the blessing...I know You'll obtain it to someone who will benefit...thanks for everything You do for me'. Fold it up, place it in the donation bag. Easy. Her religion involves thanking the object itself, your religion involves thanking the deity who sent the object your way, everyone's happy. It's not that complicated, for pete's 's a GOOD thing to be more mindful of what you have. It causes you to a) become more careful about what you bring into your life, and b) to take better care of your stuff. What's wrong with that? Nothin'.So basically, while I have to say that in most Western households, where we have more square footage than the average Japanese house,some of what she says is physically impractical/impossible, and I certainly haven't followed her system to the letter, it DOES have useful things to say and I have found it to be of benefit even in an abridged, half-#$$ form.If you are in a place/frame of mind where you're ready to allow go of the items that our houses are saddled with, cluttering up our minds, check it out.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever [Book]  2017-10-14 18:9

    Marie Kondo says something to the result of: If you read this book and feel as though it is you, then it is meant to be. Not a direct quote, but something that resignates with me as I read some of the negative reviews. This book spoke to me, it was truly magic. When I moved 9 months ago, I took approx 3 vehicle loads of belongings to goodwill, thinking that I had done a darn amazing job of getting rid of unnecessary items. Yet still, my home continued to be rather cluttered and storage locations felt messy no matter how much I tried to organize. I have read a multitude of books and articles, searched on Pinterest and other websites about organization. Read things on minimalism that were just unrealistic to me. I wanted to be more minimalist, but just couldn't obtain myself to only own 12 stuff in my kitchen. Nothing was quite right. Marie addresses all of these issues in her book and why they may or may not work. When I started reading I thought that I might be able to search a few things to discard and some fresh ways to organize the clutter I currently have. This was definitely, not the case. I purchased this book on Friday and have only tackled the category of clothing and 1 "catch all " bedroom I had because I had a guest coming to stay. I'm not even finished with those 2 locations in my home and I have 2 huge sized black garbage bags full, 4 smaller trash bags full, 1 medium sized box, and 3 of those reusable sized shopping bags and a pile of clothes still on the floor, all ready to leave my house. If you had asked me yesterday how a lot of pairs of shoes I owned, I would have answered "maybe 20-25". When I took EVERY SINGLE shoe in my house and laid it out on the floor - not missing a single pair - it was eye opening, this is the magic of it. Taking a single category of item and laying it all out for you to truly see it. 59 pairs of shoes in all laid in front of me when I did this, some that I don't even remember purchasing or owning. Which is sad because I organized them all 9 months ago... I am satisfied to say I am down to 26 pairs right now. I even place 2 pairs that I had chosen to hold in the discard pile this morning after thinking "they are still fresh and cute" and then remembering why I never wore them after attempting to wear them to work (we didn't even create it out of the house before they were discarded). This book is definitely life changing magic. It helped me obtain past a ton of my emotions and just primary thoughts about my things and why I "needed" them or should just "keep" them whether I required them or not, and gave me the permission I required to discard them. If it speaks to you, have fun it. If it does not speak to you, return it or donate it to someone it will speak to.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever [Book]  2017-10-14 18:9

    I rarely write reviews, but this book truly sparked something in me that I feel compelled to share. The primary concept is to only surround yourself with things that spark joy. Decide what you wish to keep, not necessarily what you wish to throw away. I have bought other organization or purging books in hopes of getting my cluttered home in order. This book was the only one that I read all the method through and actually place into practice. The anthropomorphism in this book spoke to me for some reason. While I don't believe socks are alive, her concept of freeing socks in their tight, small bundles and letting them rest because they work hard for you makes excellent sense to me. In other words, don't stretch out your socks because you wish them to latest as long as possible. Care for your stuff as if they were "real" and not only will your stuff latest longer, but you will feel better having done so. The book really is about being happier. Cleaning out your clutter and the process she describes is truly life changing in ways I cannot explain. I am about 2 weeks into my de cluttering and I am much happier in my home. I have donated and discarded over 6 huge bags of items. While I usually feel guilt over letting objects go, her process and explanations have freed me of that. She has unbelievable folding and storage techniques as well. My kids and husband love the work I have done thus far and it is causing them to begin the process on their items. An unexpected surprise for me (and total joy to my husband) is my newfound frugality while shopping. I used to be a borderline shopaholic. But now, I truly just things I wish around me. I think differently as I shop. I know it's a change that will last. It's strange but true. Marie Kondo is not only an expert on the art of de cluttering, but she is also an expert on human behavior and how to change it. I am a believer in her methods, and fan. She's amazing. The book is well worth it.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever [Book]  2017-10-14 18:9

    So: the super perfect life-changing magic of tidying up... Here's the gist, the writer, Marie Kondo, is a professional organizer, who goes around Japan to support people obtain rid of clutter and organize what's left of it. If you think all Japanese are all minimal and zen, think again! They are just as messy as the rest of us. And they have even less space. That is, until Marie has visited. She doesn't storage solutions, she wants you to have so small you don't need storage rie is Shinto and so thanks all her items when using it, after using it and when throwing it out. I thought it was brilliant. I am not a Shinto animist, but I am "barking mad", and one reason I cannot obtain rid of items is that I feel sorry for the items that gets discarded. Marie has a various take, on storing and keeping o examples: Gifts: their purpose is to be gifted, to be received and to bring pleasure. Once that has been accomplished they are ready to move on. Which immediately negates the guilt you would otherwise feel in getting rid of a gift. Clothes: their purpose is to create you comfortable and look good, if they obtain old you thank them and allow them move on. If they were a mistake and did not create you look amazing you thank them for teaching you what doesn't suit you and you allow them goThe key is: "Does this give you joy". And this works for all kinds of stuff, and papers, and books and mementos. You begin from simple to difficult, I did do the easiest category: my clothes. I piled them in a huge heap and looked aghast at the enormous amount I actually had, and then I took everything in my hand to see if it brought me "joy". If not you can allow it move cause; things, clothes, items which are stored in dark locations are not ey are not fulfilling their purpose. And the fact that they are there, slowly mouldering away in darkness will weigh on your mind. Out of sight is not out of r me this is perfect. This is exactly how I feel about stuff, about storing stuff, and now I can suddenly allow them go and feel really amazing about it. So I did phase one, my clothes. I happily got rid of half of my clothes, shoes, etc.Another perfect tool the book gave me is "how to fold clothes". Yes, the mind boggles but luckily there is You-tube where the writer actually demonstrates what she means.And gosh! Does it work!!!! I now not only can fold beautifully, I actually have fun folding my clothes! It used to be one of my largest nightmares! But, within half an hour of watching the videos, I was brilliant at it! And it is a joy to begin my drawers! All the clothes are there, clearly seen and easily chosen. You also stand all the folded clothes on one end, so you don't stack, so when you begin a drawer you see the top of every see, clothes don't like to be crumpled, or squashed at the bottom of the pile. So the additional benefit is that all my clothes are now very satisfied too!The next phase, the second easiest, should be books, but for me books are very emotional, and sort of holy, so they will have to be one of the latest projects I tackle. There is no reason not to be flexible, easiest first, and ''Komono'' (read the book) are definitely easier for me than books. But the magic of tidying up is working already... I come across books which I didn't wish to obtain rid off, which I have been lugging around for decades, and suddenly I realize, "This particular book brings me no joy.... It can go!"I suppose it is clear that I really love this book and as long as it gives me joy it will remain on my bookshelves!The book itself is very beautiful and a pleasure to hold, it is well printed on decent paper with an simple to read typeface. It is quite little and well bound in a hard cover.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever []  2019-12-30 18:49

    Here's what the book says: touch every item in your home and if you "love it" then hold it. If you don't obtain that warm and fuzzy feeling of love, throw it away. There. Now you don't have to read it. Seriously, de-cluttering and organizing can have a large positive impact on life. But the method this book approaches the subject is so silly and juvenile that I don't understand why it's a best seller. People: use your common sense and toss the things you don't use that are cluttering up your life. Ok?

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever []  2019-12-30 18:49

    I truly hate everything about this silly book, and yet I gave the author the courtesy of actually reading the whole thing, well beyond the point where she finally totally lost me. She lost me at books, and the idea that books are merely paper and printed words. NO! Books reflect an owner's lifetime of aspiration and curiosity and study and knowledge. They reflect how we see ourselves. The ones read before are cherished as part of one's history, the date(s) when read perhaps noted on the front page. They keep vivid memories of who we were when we first read or acquired them. The latest ones I'd ever discard are the ones I've already read, unless of course I found them as inane as Ms. Kondo's book. I obtain the idea of "sparking joy," and I understand that there are people so overwhelmed by junk that they can't figure out where to begin, but for others of us, happiness and memories are embedded in our possessions, and would be lost in the absence of them. Some of us are collectors. Some have saved for a lifetime as the historians of our lives. The goal of such lives is to surround ourselves with cherished possessions and have fun them, not to sip herbal tea of an afternoon with nothing to look at but a bouquet of flowers -- the ideal state of being Ms. Kondo holds out. Ms. Kondo says she wants to enable readers to decide what to keep, but in fact her way of piling every book or stitch of clothing in one put is designed to shame people into discarding, and she really doesn't care where it goes. Mountains of waste for landfills are just fine as long as they leave the house. At least to this reader, advocating turning possessions into waste withing making a serious effort to or donate the best of them is irresponsible. We all should be from guilt packing things away so that they may "spark joy" another day, or simply search fresh utility when our lifestyles change again. I refuse to engage in a battle on possessions as though happiness can come only in the absence of them. I can't wait for this fad to pass.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever []  2019-12-30 18:49

     The life changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo has been a very fascinating read. I read this book in one week and applied the principles she teaches that very same weekend (much to the dismay of my not good wife). From reading the reviews on Amazon I think there are a lot of people who have misconceptions about this book and what it’s is is not a one fix book that will solve all of your life issues in one foul swoop. What it is, is a book about tidying up. Kondo presents a very specific way of going through all of your things and identifying exactly “what sparks joy” and what does not.I found the exercise of going through all my things surprisingly profound. Marie does suggest that you should thank your possessions and greet them, which might be a bit much for most western readers. But what was surprising is the process of going through the, seeming insurmountable task. of piling all your things together and going through them one by begin thinking about other locations of your life where this same skill can apply. What else do you have in your life, accept for possessions, that does not spark joy?At the very least you will walk away from this book with a tidier and cleaner house. At the very best you might begin thinking differently about things and life and what really sparks joy in your om looking at the amount of reviews this book has and the average rating, I think a lot of people come away with more than just a tidier house.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever [Book]  2017-10-14 18:9

    I will admit to having a tortured relationship with stuff. I grew up in a cluttered house and married the King of Clutter (he's the type of person who'll begin a card bill, it online, and then just leave the empty envelope, inserts, and bill itself randomly strewn on whatever surface happens to be nearby). I don't like the disorder of clutter, but dealing with it is such a soul-sucking experience that I haven't gotten very far. A lot of days I semi-wish the whole put would burn down and save me from having to with it.Typically I'll catch an episode of Hoarders, fear that I'm one incapacitating injury away from being the focus of an episode (if I can't clean up all those strewn papers, they'll just pile up to the rafters, after all!), and then go through a stack of junk in a fit of unhappiness. Not the best method to with it rie Kondo's book is the opposite of that. It's a breath of new air and positive energy that brings true joy to the process of "tidying up."I was only about halfway through before I tackled my clothes. She's right to start there. My clothes are all mine (which also means that they're in nowhere near as not good a state as other things in my house), so going through them affects only me and involves only my own feelings. Her tip may sound silly at first, but if your belongings inspire feelings of unhappiness, guilt, etc., her anthropomorphism of them can really support you change your viewpoint in a positive direction. I finished up with three bags for Goodwill and one for the garbage man. My drawers and closet, which were never very messy, are now exactly as I wish them, and I feel fantastic!My one quibble with her instructions has to do with folding. I've always disliked rolls of items. Instead, I fold so I can line things up like files. This makes it simple to pull things out without everything falling over. For my five-year-old, I fold his t-shirts so the front photo is visible on the fold, then file them in the drawer so he can see exactly which shirt is which. (Here's an example: [...]) This works well for socks as well as t-shirts, pajamas, st of her tip and content is really focused on a Japanese audience. There are a lot of things in the book that won't translate as well culturally for a Western/American readership. For example, she suggests that you greet your home much as you would a Shinto shrine. That is likely to carry a various level of meaning for someone in Japan than in the U.S. Other references to spiritual practice and feng-shui are not likely to resonate the same method for an American audience. I even wonder if the preference for rolling clothes is cultural, since I have such a powerful reaction versus it and instead prefer folding and filing!The examples in the book also tend toward the childless female. There is a lot of discussion of travel toiletries, but very small about kitchen utensils, toys, or other stuff found most often in a family home. The home workshop, which is a particular issue in my home, gets no mention at all. Don't Japanese people own countless drills, boxes of screws, and electrical tape?But the reason for reading this book is not the specific tip about t-shirts and cupboards. It's about changing your relationship with the items you own. The tone of her book is so upbeat and positive, it's infectious. It's hard to hold reading it to the end, because you wish to jump up and begin using her methods immediately. I had small problem adjusting her suggestions to match my own cultural perspective and physical the book she mentions that it'll take 6 months to fully tidy your home so that everything left inspires joy. I'm now a week in, and 6 months seems like hardly enough time to tackle all the junk in my house, but I can fully see how this can be a life-changing process.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever [Book]  2017-10-14 18:9

    I'm somewhat of a self-help book addict. I was browsing Pinterest one day and stumbled upon the "konmari method" and was intrigued, so I bought this book for kindle and read it in about an hour. I always thought I was a very organized person (because everything I owned had a designated, labelled put and my house was always super clean), but after reading this book I realized I was nothing more than a skilled hoarder. I locked myself in my house for 6 straight weeks (seriously, only came out for absolute important obligations and appointments) and decluttered the ever-living hell out of my house. The only thing that slowed me down was waiting for every Tuesday to roll around when the huge donation truck would come and haul off all my unwanted items, or waiting for every Monday for the trash collection. I probably discarded well over 100 bags of clutter in that 6 weeks and earned over $400 the big-ticket stuff via social media, which I used to create my house prettier. I also donated an entire trunk full of books, CDs, and DVDs to my local library. My home's available storage used to be completely maxed out, and now I have empty drawers everywhere! I also have no less than 40 completely empty plastic storage bins in my garage that were previously full of clutter (and the storage bins are the next thing that will be sold!). Reading this book was life-changing. While I didn't follow it to the T (I do not thank my socks for their service every day LOL), it is the best feeling in the globe to look around a room and realize you love every single item in said room. I no longer feel weighed down by "stuff". I still have a few odds and ends to finish up in my house, but I'm about 90% done at this point and loving it. I never knew getting rid of things could be so addicting. I also never thought I was the kind of person who could ever throw away a photo, but by the time I got to the sentimental stuff category, I discarded an entire garage can full of images without hesitation and it felt great!

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever [Book]  2017-10-14 18:9

    This book is truly AMAZING!! It makes you think of the "stuff" that you have in a totally various mindset. And I recommend this book to EVERYONE. I wish to preface this review to say that I have lived in Japan for the latest 4 years and still am. What @#$%es me off about the poor reviews about this book is mostly cultural. First, Japanese houses are TINY and most Japanese apartments are even smaller. They are also nothing like American houses. The bathrooms have the shower/tub toilet and sink in one begin wet room. When she speaks about taking everything out of the bathroom so it doesn't obtain slimy it's because it will in aday. Most locations do not have central air. So when she speaks of must and mildew it's a true thing. Anything stored will smell within a few e complaining about the anamorphisizing of objects, just stop. You know nothing of Japan and its people. They appreciate and respect everything, people, pets, children, flowers trees and their hard earned things and they really don't believe in wasting anything. You aren't gonna burn in hell if you hug your favorite 20 year old threadbare sweater before you obtain rid of it. And you don't have to talk to your socks. But by God it will change how you feel about the things you truly treasure.I will say I agree that tidying one time and being done forever is not realistic for a family with kids. When she wrote it she was a singleton in Tokyo. She now is married with a baby so let's wait and see what changes in the next 3 years and she writes Konmari for kids.But From the min I was done reading this book I started clearing time to begin "tidying". After spending 7 hours going through every single item of clothing I owned, I had the closet of my dreams and a wardrobe that I ter a month I finished tidying every category with the exception of CDs which need to be downloaded and pictures which are now organized by year but need to be place in binders and create year books for the digital that my house is TOTALLY organized, including my husband jumping on the bandwagon and doing all of his stuff, even he says our house is amazing. And he tells people all the time how remarkable the change is. And truly, our house wasn't that poor before. As for the kiddos. No, she doesn't really address toys and the never ending purge of outgrown clothes but I place a system in put to address all of this. The toys obtain rotates out every few months. And the junk gets pitched and the classics stay. All the clothes I saved from the 6 year old is organized in plastic storage drawers by size and season. The 2 year old has a basket for outgrow clothes and when full, they obtain bagged and given to mates who wish then. The 6 year old has an out grown basket and when it's full I go through it and either place it in the storage drawers or its trashed or donated depending on wear. sum up, the book. If there are things that don't apply, don't do them. But the mindset of keeping what you love and getting rid of the rest is the key to happiness. I'm a KONVERT!!!

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever []  2019-12-30 18:49

    I'm somewhat of a self-help book addict. I was browsing Pinterest one day and stumbled upon the "konmari method" and was intrigued, so I bought this book for kindle and read it in about an hour. I always thought I was a very organized person (because everything I owned had a designated, labelled put and my house was always super clean), but after reading this book I realized I was nothing more than a skilled hoarder. I locked myself in my house for 6 straight weeks (seriously, only came out for absolute important obligations and appointments) and decluttered the ever-living hell out of my house. The only thing that slowed me down was waiting for every Tuesday to roll around when the huge donation truck would come and haul off all my unwanted items, or waiting for every Monday for the trash collection. I probably discarded well over 100 bags of clutter in that 6 weeks and earned over $400 the big-ticket stuff via social media, which I used to create my house prettier. I also donated an entire trunk full of books, CDs, and DVDs to my local library. My home's available storage used to be completely maxed out, and now I have empty drawers everywhere! I also have no less than 40 completely empty plastic storage bins in my garage that were previously full of clutter (and the storage bins are the next thing that will be sold!). Reading this book was life-changing. While I didn't follow it to the T (I do not thank my socks for their service every day LOL), it is the best feeling in the globe to look around a room and realize you love every single item in said room. I no longer feel weighed down by "stuff". I still have a few odds and ends to finish up in my house, but I'm about 90% done at this point and loving it. I never knew getting rid of things could be so addicting. I also never thought I was the kind of person who could ever throw away a photo, but by the time I got to the sentimental stuff category, I discarded an entire garbage can full of images without hesitation and it felt great!

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever []  2019-12-30 18:49

    First, this book has done for me what I wanted it to do: it’s helping me obtain rid of junk, albeit not quite in the method the author wants me to do it, but progress is progress, right?I will say the book is somewhat repetitive and it makes the same point over and over (you have too much clutter and you’re keeping it for the wrong reasons); this might be a cold, hard, important teaching way to break the habit of keeping clutter, so I won’t dwell on that. On the other hand though, in locations where I wanted more detail, such as the steps she provides to actually do “decluttering”, or “tidying” as the author calls it, I found I wanted more detail. While clothing (for example) is well covered, entire categories of typical American “stuff” are left out, such as cupboards, kitchen tools, towels/linens, sporting goods, major electronic and computer gear, and the garage (and the myriad of categories of items found in there). There is absolutely no mention of a garage. The book, to me, is aimed heavily towards a female audience, and I’m not saying that in a sexist way. There is nothing wrong with that, it’s just a missed opportunity to be more inclusive; men have items too, and the vast majority (not scientifically measured, just my impression) of the examples in the book are aimed at the types of belongings women *typically* own, again please don’t take this the wrong way. Most of the client examples the author mentions are women, with perhaps only two male clients I can remember. This is only notable to the extent that a lot of pages are spent discussing organizing purses and none spent on organizing screwdrivers. I own zero purses but lots and lots of screwdrivers (along with other tools), and they badly need organizing. But I think I’ll be able to apply the technique to my garage as well as my closet. So for any of you out there who also own screwdrivers and they are in need of organization, perhaps you’ll be in the same boat as me, wondering why your tool collection was never even mentioned.I would like the author to focus more on suggesting *donating* the stuff she so desperately wants us to discard. She gives amazing reasons for not giving your old items to your family, but surely there’s a better home for unwanted clothing than the trash. I’ve created it a point to donate mine. Perhaps this type of thinking will create it into the second ly, as the author is from Japan, some of the cited mystical benefits of “tidying up” may register as goofy to Americans. Thanking your belongings for a job well done, as she suggests, is a form of consideration which may not resonate. But this is a matter of private preference and posture; it certainly can’t damage but I feel all but the most committed American readers may search it a bit any case, I did obtain rid of a lot of items on my first round, and indeed it felt amazing to do so. I’ve got a long method to go, but at least the author has given me a rational framework for examining an item and deciding “should it stay or should it go”. More is going than ever before.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever []  2019-12-30 18:49

    This book is crap. The author feels the need to hold bringing up the fact that she is, apparently, the excellent organizer. She talks about herself entirely too much, and once I got the part about getting rid of all of my books I was like, "NOPE!" I understand her concept that you should throw away anything that doesn't create you feel satisfied when you touch it, but some of her ideas are ridiculous. Obtain rid of most of your seasonal clothes and only hold things that can be worn year-round? I live in Maine. It gets cold in the winter and hot in the summer, so explain to me what I'm supposed to wear. I had heard some beautiful amazing things about the Kondo Way of cleaning and I just wanted to declutter my house a bit so I bought this book, but I feel ripped off. This was not the one for me.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever []  2019-12-30 18:49

    I will admit to having a tortured relationship with stuff. I grew up in a cluttered house and married the King of Clutter (he's the type of person who'll begin a card bill, it online, and then just leave the empty envelope, inserts, and bill itself randomly strewn on whatever surface happens to be nearby). I don't like the disorder of clutter, but dealing with it is such a soul-sucking experience that I haven't gotten very far. A lot of days I semi-wish the whole put would burn down and save me from having to with it.Typically I'll catch an episode of Hoarders, fear that I'm one incapacitating injury away from being the focus of an episode (if I can't clean up all those strewn papers, they'll just pile up to the rafters, after all!), and then go through a stack of junk in a fit of unhappiness. Not the best method to with it rie Kondo's book is the opposite of that. It's a breath of new air and positive energy that brings true joy to the process of "tidying up."I was only about halfway through before I tackled my clothes. She's right to start there. My clothes are all mine (which also means that they're in nowhere near as not good a state as other things in my house), so going through them affects only me and involves only my own feelings. Her tip may sound silly at first, but if your belongings inspire feelings of unhappiness, guilt, etc., her anthropomorphism of them can really support you change your viewpoint in a positive direction. I finished up with three bags for Goodwill and one for the garbage man. My drawers and closet, which were never very messy, are now exactly as I wish them, and I feel fantastic!My one quibble with her instructions has to do with folding. I've always disliked rolls of items. Instead, I fold so I can line things up like files. This makes it simple to pull things out without everything falling over. For my five-year-old, I fold his t-shirts so the front photo is visible on the fold, then file them in the drawer so he can see exactly which shirt is which. (Here's an example: [...]) This works well for socks as well as t-shirts, pajamas, st of her tip and content is really focused on a Japanese audience. There are a lot of things in the book that won't translate as well culturally for a Western/American readership. For example, she suggests that you greet your home much as you would a Shinto shrine. That is likely to carry a various level of meaning for someone in Japan than in the U.S. Other references to spiritual practice and feng-shui are not likely to resonate the same method for an American audience. I even wonder if the preference for rolling clothes is cultural, since I have such a powerful reaction versus it and instead prefer folding and filing!The examples in the book also tend toward the childless female. There is a lot of discussion of travel toiletries, but very small about kitchen utensils, toys, or other stuff found most often in a family home. The home workshop, which is a particular issue in my home, gets no mention at all. Don't Japanese people own countless drills, boxes of screws, and electrical tape?But the reason for reading this book is not the specific tip about t-shirts and cupboards. It's about changing your relationship with the items you own. The tone of her book is so upbeat and positive, it's infectious. It's hard to hold reading it to the end, because you wish to jump up and begin using her methods immediately. I had small problem adjusting her suggestions to match my own cultural perspective and physical the book she mentions that it'll take 6 months to fully tidy your home so that everything left inspires joy. I'm now a week in, and 6 months seems like hardly enough time to tackle all the junk in my house, but I can fully see how this can be a life-changing process.

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    The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story [Book]  2017-10-14 18:8

    I thought it was a stroke of brilliance when Kondo announced earlier this year that she was releasing this manga. While I did genuinely search this life-changing, her tip has been the topic of countless think pieces, a lot of of which are talking about an exaggerated ver of what she says. (Pro-tip: this *isn't* tip on minimalism). What better method to illustrate what this book is about than to, literally, use illustrations?One of the first things my husband said when he picked it up was that it wasn't manga per se, which reads from right to left. This reads from left to right, so a purist might feel more comfortable calling this a graphic novel. I'm just going to assume that the Japanese ver reads in the traditional e main hero of this manga isn't Kondo but Chiaki, a twenty-nine year old beverage executive whose home is a mess. While she might not technically be a hoarder, she's thisclose to it, and the illustrator does an perfect job of conveying how uncomfortable Chiaki is in her own home. She comes to her own realization that she needs help, although it's set off in part by the growing piles of trash on her balcony (!), something her handsome fresh neighbor is none too happy about.Kondo is well aware of her public photo and pokes fun at it. Chiaki thinks she's a fairy when she first appears, a reference to Kondo's true life diminutive size, and while she is generally calm and soothing, she becomes almost a miniature demon when Chiaki wants to tidy her sentimental stuff first. Because everything written about Kondo has created it seem like following her prescribed is the create or break of her advice, this created me chuckle a small e essence of Kondo's tip is to hold the things that spark joy. Yes, most people really don't need as much as they to bring joy. Therefore, the most essential step is to tap into your vision of what joy would be. For Chiaki, it's being able to come home to her apartment and create herself a delicious food every day after work. This seems like a very easy dream, and maybe one even inspired by her handsome neighbor because he's a cook at a nearby restaurant, but as Chiaki works through her piles of belongings, we realize that it goes deeper. While she's willing to allow go of a lot of of her old books, one of the few she insists on keeping is an old, battered cookbook. As she talks about it, Chiaki realizes that this book sparked a life long interest...in food, and it was this interest that led her to her job with a beverage company. It was her interest in cooking that also initially attracted her to her current apartment, as she pictured herself making meals in the l of this was buried under habits she'd worked to acquire as part of a campaign to acquire Mister Right, and it's not until she can allow go of the latest ghost of the The Men Who Got Away that she can actually move on, not only in her home but also in her life. Curiously, this piece of the KonMari philosophy isn't usually written about, but it's an necessary component of not just tidying but living happily: allow go of things that tether you to your past or shelter you from a future you're terrified of, and then you can live fully--and joyfully--in the is will take you about an hour or less to finish, but it does a amazing job of getting across the huge KonMari mindset (and as Kondo said in her second book, mindset is the most necessary thing to master for tidying). It's also profound while also being humorous. If you'd like an example of "how it can be done", this is a amazing addition to your collection.

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    The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story [Book]  2017-10-14 18:8

    This was a lovely and pleasant read. I didn't wish to place it down.

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    The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story [Book]  2017-10-14 18:8

    You can read this book in less than a day and can obtain started right away, compared to Konmari's other books, thanks to the unbelievable and simplistic illustrations of this manga. I search the story endearing, and much more relatable because I am a more visual person. And the folding techniques goes right along with each chapter, or lesson. If you would have to pick one konmari book to begin with, I say pick this sweet manga. If you wish an extended reading, you can read Spark Joy.

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    The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story [Book]  2017-10-14 18:8

    Cute and helpful refresher on her other books.

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    The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story [Book]  2017-10-14 18:8

    If I had one thing to say about this book is that it's smooth it goes by so quick you don't feel it and it's fun to read at the same time you are really going to learn the basics of tidying.

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    The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story [Book]  2017-10-14 18:8

    Fast read, illustrates what "tidy" can do for your life.

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    The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story [Book]  2017-10-14 18:8

    I bought this on a whim. It turned out a lot more interesting than I expected. The simplicity of this philosophy is amazing.

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    The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story [Book]  2017-10-14 18:8

    Read it in an afternoon and loved it! Fun and inspiring!

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    The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story [Book]  2017-10-14 18:8

    I love everything by Marie Kondo! I read this in one setting! It's super cute and romantic as well as informational and relatable!

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    The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story [Book]  2017-10-14 18:8

    Super inspired to follow how to tidy up after seeing it visually. It's simple to understand and fun to read as well.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) [Book]  2018-6-24 18:0

    I will admit to having a tortured relationship with stuff. I grew up in a cluttered house and married the King of Clutter (he's the type of person who'll begin a card bill, it online, and then just leave the empty envelope, inserts, and bill itself randomly strewn on whatever surface happens to be nearby). I don't like the disorder of clutter, but dealing with it is such a soul-sucking experience that I haven't gotten very far. A lot of days I semi-wish the whole put would burn down and save me from having to with it.Typically I'll catch an episode of Hoarders, fear that I'm one incapacitating injury away from being the focus of an episode (if I can't clean up all those strewn papers, they'll just pile up to the rafters, after all!), and then go through a stack of junk in a fit of unhappiness. Not the best method to with it rie Kondo's book is the opposite of that. It's a breath of new air and positive energy that brings true joy to the process of "tidying up."I was only about halfway through before I tackled my clothes. She's right to start there. My clothes are all mine (which also means that they're in nowhere near as not good a state as other things in my house), so going through them affects only me and involves only my own feelings. Her tip may sound silly at first, but if your belongings inspire feelings of unhappiness, guilt, etc., her anthropomorphism of them can really support you change your viewpoint in a positive direction. I finished up with three bags for Goodwill and one for the garbage man. My drawers and closet, which were never very messy, are now exactly as I wish them, and I feel fantastic!My one quibble with her instructions has to do with folding. I've always disliked rolls of items. Instead, I fold so I can line things up like files. This makes it simple to pull things out without everything falling over. For my five-year-old, I fold his t-shirts so the front photo is visible on the fold, then file them in the drawer so he can see exactly which shirt is which. (Here's an example: [...]) This works well for socks as well as t-shirts, pajamas, st of her tip and content is really focused on a Japanese audience. There are a lot of things in the book that won't translate as well culturally for a Western/American readership. For example, she suggests that you greet your home much as you would a Shinto shrine. That is likely to carry a various level of meaning for someone in Japan than in the U.S. Other references to spiritual practice and feng-shui are not likely to resonate the same method for an American audience. I even wonder if the preference for rolling clothes is cultural, since I have such a powerful reaction versus it and instead prefer folding and filing!The examples in the book also tend toward the childless female. There is a lot of discussion of travel toiletries, but very small about kitchen utensils, toys, or other stuff found most often in a family home. The home workshop, which is a particular issue in my home, gets no mention at all. Don't Japanese people own countless drills, boxes of screws, and electrical tape?But the reason for reading this book is not the specific tip about t-shirts and cupboards. It's about changing your relationship with the items you own. The tone of her book is so upbeat and positive, it's infectious. It's hard to hold reading it to the end, because you wish to jump up and begin using her methods immediately. I had small problem adjusting her suggestions to match my own cultural perspective and physical the book she mentions that it'll take 6 months to fully tidy your home so that everything left inspires joy. I'm now a week in, and 6 months seems like hardly enough time to tackle all the junk in my house, but I can fully see how this can be a life-changing process.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) [Book]  2018-6-24 18:0

    This book changed our lives! Seriously. You can absolutely have a family and children and do this. It took us a few months to purge everything... 75+ kitchen bags of items and a call to 1800GOTJUNK (and we still have items to donate in the garage), but we eventually got rid of it all. I hired an organizer to support me figure out how to organize what was left (I have ADHD, so all of this sorting and organizing was one of the most difficult things I had to do all year.) Clear bins and labels are the storage put of choice if you've got ADHD.I kept what I loved, and I limited multiple stuff (like dishes) based on our family size. I didn't hold a lot of extras of anything. It feels so good!My house is neat and clean and it just stays that method now with almost no effort. I thought this was impossible! It is SO worth the effort, even if it takes you months.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) [Book]  2018-6-24 18:0

    This book is truly AMAZING!! It makes you think of the "stuff" that you have in a totally various mindset. And I recommend this book to EVERYONE. I wish to preface this review to say that I have lived in Japan for the latest 4 years and still am. What @#$%es me off about the poor reviews about this book is mostly cultural. First, Japanese houses are TINY and most Japanese apartments are even smaller. They are also nothing like American houses. The bathrooms have the shower/tub toilet and sink in one begin wet room. When she speaks about taking everything out of the bathroom so it doesn't obtain slimy it's because it will in aday. Most locations do not have central air. So when she speaks of must and mildew it's a true thing. Anything stored will smell within a few e complaining about the anamorphisizing of objects, just stop. You know nothing of Japan and its people. They appreciate and respect everything, people, pets, children, flowers trees and their hard earned things and they really don't believe in wasting anything. You aren't gonna burn in hell if you hug your favorite 20 year old threadbare sweater before you obtain rid of it. And you don't have to talk to your socks. But by God it will change how you feel about the things you truly treasure.I will say I agree that tidying one time and being done forever is not realistic for a family with kids. When she wrote it she was a singleton in Tokyo. She now is married with a baby so let's wait and see what changes in the next 3 years and she writes Konmari for kids.But From the min I was done reading this book I started clearing time to begin "tidying". After spending 7 hours going through every single item of clothing I owned, I had the closet of my dreams and a wardrobe that I ter a month I finished tidying every category with the exception of CDs which need to be downloaded and pictures which are now organized by year but need to be place in binders and create year books for the digital that my house is TOTALLY organized, including my husband jumping on the bandwagon and doing all of his stuff, even he says our house is amazing. And he tells people all the time how remarkable the change is. And truly, our house wasn't that poor before. As for the kiddos. No, she doesn't really address toys and the never ending purge of outgrown clothes but I place a system in put to address all of this. The toys obtain rotates out every few months. And the junk gets pitched and the classics stay. All the clothes I saved from the 6 year old is organized in plastic storage drawers by size and season. The 2 year old has a basket for outgrow clothes and when full, they obtain bagged and given to mates who wish then. The 6 year old has an out grown basket and when it's full I go through it and either place it in the storage drawers or its trashed or donated depending on wear. sum up, the book. If there are things that don't apply, don't do them. But the mindset of keeping what you love and getting rid of the rest is the key to happiness. I'm a KONVERT!!!

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    I'm somewhat of a self-help book addict. I was browsing Pinterest one day and stumbled upon the "konmari method" and was intrigued, so I bought this book for kindle and read it in about an hour. I always thought I was a very organized person (because everything I owned had a designated, labelled put and my house was always super clean), but after reading this book I realized I was nothing more than a skilled hoarder. I locked myself in my house for 6 straight weeks (seriously, only came out for absolute important obligations and appointments) and decluttered the ever-living hell out of my house. The only thing that slowed me down was waiting for every Tuesday to roll around when the huge donation truck would come and haul off all my unwanted items, or waiting for every Monday for the trash collection. I probably discarded well over 100 bags of clutter in that 6 weeks and earned over $400 the big-ticket stuff via social media, which I used to create my house prettier. I also donated an entire trunk full of books, CDs, and DVDs to my local library. My home's available storage used to be completely maxed out, and now I have empty drawers everywhere! I also have no less than 40 completely empty plastic storage bins in my garage that were previously full of clutter (and the storage bins are the next thing that will be sold!). Reading this book was life-changing. While I didn't follow it to the T (I do not thank my socks for their service every day LOL), it is the best feeling in the globe to look around a room and realize you love every single item in said room. I no longer feel weighed down by "stuff". I still have a few odds and ends to finish up in my house, but I'm about 90% done at this point and loving it. I never knew getting rid of things could be so addicting. I also never thought I was the kind of person who could ever throw away a photo, but by the time I got to the sentimental stuff category, I discarded an entire garage can full of images without hesitation and it felt great!

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) [Book]  2018-6-24 18:0

    Marie Kondo says something to the result of: If you read this book and feel as though it is you, then it is meant to be. Not a direct quote, but something that resignates with me as I read some of the negative reviews. This book spoke to me, it was truly magic. When I moved 9 months ago, I took approx 3 vehicle loads of belongings to goodwill, thinking that I had done a darn amazing job of getting rid of unnecessary items. Yet still, my home continued to be rather cluttered and storage locations felt messy no matter how much I tried to organize. I have read a multitude of books and articles, searched on Pinterest and other websites about organization. Read things on minimalism that were just unrealistic to me. I wanted to be more minimalist, but just couldn't obtain myself to only own 12 stuff in my kitchen. Nothing was quite right. Marie addresses all of these issues in her book and why they may or may not work. When I started reading I thought that I might be able to search a few things to discard and some fresh ways to organize the clutter I currently have. This was definitely, not the case. I purchased this book on Friday and have only tackled the category of clothing and 1 "catch all " bedroom I had because I had a guest coming to stay. I'm not even finished with those 2 locations in my home and I have 2 huge sized black garbage bags full, 4 smaller trash bags full, 1 medium sized box, and 3 of those reusable sized shopping bags and a pile of clothes still on the floor, all ready to leave my house. If you had asked me yesterday how a lot of pairs of shoes I owned, I would have answered "maybe 20-25". When I took EVERY SINGLE shoe in my house and laid it out on the floor - not missing a single pair - it was eye opening, this is the magic of it. Taking a single category of item and laying it all out for you to truly see it. 59 pairs of shoes in all laid in front of me when I did this, some that I don't even remember purchasing or owning. Which is sad because I organized them all 9 months ago... I am satisfied to say I am down to 26 pairs right now. I even place 2 pairs that I had chosen to hold in the discard pile this morning after thinking "they are still fresh and cute" and then remembering why I never wore them after attempting to wear them to work (we didn't even create it out of the house before they were discarded). This book is definitely life changing magic. It helped me obtain past a ton of my emotions and just primary thoughts about my things and why I "needed" them or should just "keep" them whether I required them or not, and gave me the permission I required to discard them. If it speaks to you, have fun it. If it does not speak to you, return it or donate it to someone it will speak to.

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    I've never really purged my belongings in my life. I've had professional organizers come in and test to support me...but I've been reluctant to throw away papers, clothes, and books. I've always been a bit bewildered by the people who know how to sort things out; knowing what to hold and what to give away. I felt that I never had the organizing gene and so would forever live with documents from childhood, as well as old plates that were given by friends. I struggled with the clothes gifted by my parents, knowing that my taste was different, but that I couldn't really obtain rid of their gifts.Well, after reading through this book, my life has truly changed. I've started to sort out my entire life...one day at a time, category by 1: I sorted out my clothes, keeping only the clothes that bring me joy. It took an entire day and 6 black bags later, my wardrobe suddenly took up half the 2: I folded my clothes in the KonMari style (with support from Marie Kondo's YouTube videos) and was flabbergasted at how attractive my drawers looked, and how simple it 3: I tackled my books and whittled down 3 bookshelves to 1 bookshelf. My son got involved and managed to whittle down his entire room in no time (he's so much less emotionally attached than I am to my belongings)Day 4: I tackled the first of 40+ boxes of documents...and the first thing to go was all my notes from business school and random courses that I'd taken. What a joy to be rid of all those notes which I felt that I would need for sure for work. I now realize that google/friends will come to my rescue if I really need those notes, but also, that I learned what I was meant to learn during those 4+: I'm still working on all the documents but I took a break to paint furniture, detail my car, obtain my will signed, and teach my son to fold (and amazingly he enjoyed seeing all his clothes stand up once folded). And I did subcategory tidying up every 's now been about a week since I received my book and I'm amazed at how far I've come. I've always procrastinated with these organizing tasks, but once I started to obtain organized, I found a fresh lease on life. I wish to properly take care of my belongings and myself. It's incredibly liberating to give 20+ trash bags of my life to Goodwill and begin anew.I highly recommend not just reading this book, but starting with just one category (or subcategory) of tidying. It's truly remarkable what has opened up for me by reading and implementing the methods of this d luck!

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) [Book]  2018-6-24 18:0

    I rarely write reviews, but this book truly sparked something in me that I feel compelled to share. The primary concept is to only surround yourself with things that spark joy. Decide what you wish to keep, not necessarily what you wish to throw away. I have bought other organization or purging books in hopes of getting my cluttered home in order. This book was the only one that I read all the method through and actually place into practice. The anthropomorphism in this book spoke to me for some reason. While I don't believe socks are alive, her concept of freeing socks in their tight, small bundles and letting them rest because they work hard for you makes excellent sense to me. In other words, don't stretch out your socks because you wish them to latest as long as possible. Care for your stuff as if they were "real" and not only will your stuff latest longer, but you will feel better having done so. The book really is about being happier. Cleaning out your clutter and the process she describes is truly life changing in ways I cannot explain. I am about 2 weeks into my de cluttering and I am much happier in my home. I have donated and discarded over 6 huge bags of items. While I usually feel guilt over letting objects go, her process and explanations have freed me of that. She has unbelievable folding and storage techniques as well. My kids and husband love the work I have done thus far and it is causing them to begin the process on their items. An unexpected surprise for me (and total joy to my husband) is my newfound frugality while shopping. I used to be a borderline shopaholic. But now, I truly just things I wish around me. I think differently as I shop. I know it's a change that will last. It's strange but true. Marie Kondo is not only an expert on the art of de cluttering, but she is also an expert on human behavior and how to change it. I am a believer in her methods, and fan. She's amazing. The book is well worth it.

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    Use caution when reading this book! Attached is a picture of what came out of my closet before even finishing chapter 2! Literally 10 years I have been meaning to clean this items out and only one hour of reading motivated me to take action. I cannot recommend this book high enough!I am by no means ready for "hoarders" but when a mate came over and took a pic of my room to tease his neat-freak girlfriend I knew I had to take action. I have been making consistent progress and will invite her over when I am all done to see her shock at how organized I have become.I don't think most people realize what an emotional drain having junk all over has on themselves. It really is awesome at how much easier I can now breath as this items goes away bit by bit. I am eternally grateful for finding this book.

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    After reading so a lot of reviews by people uncertain if Kondo's approach could work for a family, I felt compelled to share our experience. Kondo's book is very special, useful, and we highly recommend it. To create it work for our family of working parents and a toddler, we followed her approach while also making modifications.When Toddler turned two, we celebrated the 24 months of our fresh parenthood and then noticed the sad state of affairs of our home. We kept Toddler alive, met our responsibilities at the office, but the house was a mess. Objects were in weird places, presumably moved higher and higher as our kid moved from crawling to walking. Our storage locations were completely full with the layers of an archeological site. Toddler items in top layer, infant items as you dug deeper, and then DINK items in the very back. Then Husband turned to me and said, "Maybe we need more storage shelves." I replied, "Maybe we need less items in the house." We agreed. Enough was enough. We did not know of Marie Kondo's book and proceeded to clean out our house by location. It felt like a en a mate told us about Marie Kondo's book. My husband read it first and was immediately inspired to do his clothes and books - objects that are relatively simple and safe to do with a two year old around. I kept asking my husband for the executive summary of the book, but he insisted that I read the book for myself, then do my books and clothes to obtain the hang of the Kondo joy method, and then we could tackle the group stuff. Kondo's writing is encouraging. Her joy concept makes a major tidy-up more fun and effective. I finished the book, did my clothes and books and then we basically went along like this ...1. Reviewed Kondo's list of categories earlier in the week, evaluating if we could do the next one on her list the upcoming weekend. If we agreed we would do a category we would begin to think about the different areas where items was stored and the safety factor for Toddler. We did our tidying with Toddler in the house. Sometimes Toddler loved it, being introduced to things never seen before. Other times Toddler was disinterested and played with toys while we tidied. We were obviously keeping an eye out for anything potentially dangerous. Sometimes we place all the items together on the floor as Kondo recommended (this really is the best method to obtain the job done), other times we left risky things (i.e. cleaning products, knives, beautiful glass vases, and sharpies) in their areas out of reach of Toddler (the let's be realistic parents way). We did the tool shed and basement as a location, not as Kon Mari categories. We started out doing one category a weekend, but adjusted to doing Kon Mari about every third weekend to hold momentum, and also to hold some time to do other things. We did toddler and infant items first, before Kondo's categories.2. We discussed what categories could be done solo and what we required to do together. For example, my husband did tools and his hobby items solo. I did all the household linens and my hobby items solo. We also counted dropping off donation bags as "good enough" progress for a weekend.3. We bought high quality white garbage bags and clearly wrote, "donate" or "trash" on the outside with sharpie to avoid confusion. Trash went straight into the trash, while "donate" went into a designated corner. We kept a running tally and only credited ourselves for the donation bags once they were out of the house and indeed donated.4. We checked our city's policy on bulky trash and donation options (who would pick-up our donations?, who had an simple drive-thru drop off?, who would take just about anything?, who took things in only top condition?, who took VHS?). We designated a put to place all the donation receipts.5. Some categories (family photographs) we found just too intense to tackle per Kondo's method, so we agreed to what was progress enough, and moved along. We still discarded a small bit, so step in the right ten months on Kon Mari we are at 250 garbage bags. When we hit 90 we felt accomplished and proud, when we hit 210, we felt disgusted but still accomplished. Now we have very few sub-categories left to do. Some more hobby stuff. The shoe boxes and storage containers that Kondo smartly advised to keep onto until the end. Nearly all the things Kondo says have come true. We know our likes and dislikes. Our house is cleaner and easier to clean. Our house better reflects our personalities. As a final gesture we will Kon Mari the book to charity. Thank you Marie Kondo, your book did our family a amazing service. We couldn't have done it without you.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) [Book]  2018-6-24 18:0

    I know a secret. If you have too much items and it’s bugging you then obtain rid of it. All of it. Well, nearly all of it. Save a few things but only the things you absolutely love, the things that spark joy within your being (you’ll know it when you feel it, says the author) and don’t bring more things into the house unless you love and/or need them. Don’t think you can do that? Well, never mind is author wants you to be absolutely ruthless with your possessions and do it in one fell swoop. Don’t dilly-dally and place certain unpleasant things off. Absolutely do not waste buying “storage solutions”. Just obtain rid of your items and you won’t have to shop it or dust it or leave it there to feel poor for itself. Now, none of this is a poor thing (though the latest might be a wee bit kooky) and honestly I’m all for it. I had method too much crap lying about and it was driving me crazy. Broken crap, ugly crap, gifted crap, crap that had been there so long it was invisible to me. But this book has a issue and it is a BIG one that I’m betting a lot of of you here on this website may take problem with as ep #2, you see, is books. BOOKS! Step freaking two is BOOKS. As you can probably easily imagine, I am stuck here on step #2 because, well, it’s a call to action to rid myself of my precious books! I’ve been collecting books since I was twelve years old. I have a lot of books but I’m afraid I may love them all.#1 was clothes, shoes, accessories and that was a breeze. Who needs clothes taking up zone that could keep a few books? This was easy, thought I. My closet was done in an hour or so. Everything culled, sorted and color coded and folded all nice and tidy-like. I could blow through this, thought I. A zen and clutter-free life was within my grasp. I had this. Then step #2 happened and I was instructed to rid myself of all of the books I have loved before (but may not love again) and all of the books I have not read yet. Uh oh. I was told to remove my TBR pile(s) from my life. Forever. And almost always. She’ll let you to re-buy digitally if you are pining away and dying of sadness for it. I was instructed to touch each one and see if it sparked that apparently not-so-elusive feeling of joy within me. Problem is they all kind of did. I suppose I am broken. I tried folks, I truly did. I took pictures and even posted them online in an attempt to humiliate myself into following through. I even went so far as removing a gigantor bookshelf, stocked three piles deep, floor-to-ceiling, from my room as well as an armoire I no longer needed. I have to admit my room looks and feels calms and and spacious. The bookshelf now neatly resides in my basement. I pulled off all of the books and starting sorting them but it created me incredibly sad to think about tossing them out of my house where they might potentially end up in a trash/recycle bin (according to the author everything has feelings so how could I let this? Better they be a small lonesome on my shelf than DEAD, right?!). Instead of tossing them into bags, I started arranging them by color (which she wants you to do with clothes) and then I place all but a dozen or so back up on the shelves. They look satisfied and beautiful and they brighten the back wall of the basement. I have decided that I am keeping them. They are my one and only vice and I work hard. They are not clutter.I think I shall pretend that step 2 was nothing but a fever ter I was revived with sniffing salts I got back to business. So next comes all of the other items which I can easily part ways with; the paper, the items no one ever eats, the gadgets (my days of bread baking are over), the broken things that we’ve been thinking we’ll fix someday, the mementos, pictures and all the other useless crapola that has been residing in the basement since we moved in a million years ago. I’ve removed countless bags of trash and several vehicle loads of “stuff” and hauled them to Goodwill and I miss none of it. It is so much easier to clean my house now. I haven’t followed this plan as written, it’s difficult when you live with several other people, so we still have some bins and crud to obtain to but now I'm inspired to hold at is book will give you some special tools and I do recommend it if you skip step two or perhaps save it for last, if you’re anything like me. She has a nifty method of folding clothes that helped me fit everything into a few drawers and will hold me in check if I decide I need more yoga pants. You really do see just how much of each clothing category you own when you pile them all on the bed/floor and separate them into their own small categories. She doesn’t declutter by room but by category. This stops you from getting stuck (on pictures or mementos which are left for the end) and forces you to with an entire category and actually finish the job so you never have to do it again. She also tells you to begin with a clear vision of your end result. That bit of tip has helped me e author clearly has an obsession with tidying. She does not deny this. Apparently, she’s been this method since she was a wee, strange kid and goes into amazing detail at the beginning of book about her childhood hobby of “tidying”. This makes the begin a bit of a slog. I found some of her beliefs a small quirky and I will not be emptying my bag out each night so my items can “breathe” only to place everything back in come morning (what the?!) but if you can overlook some of the odd things she says, you’ll more than likely search something here to support you out.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing [Book]  2017-10-13 21:18

    I will admit to having a tortured relationship with stuff. I grew up in a cluttered house and married the King of Clutter (he's the type of person who'll begin a card bill, it online, and then just leave the empty envelope, inserts, and bill itself randomly strewn on whatever surface happens to be nearby). I don't like the disorder of clutter, but dealing with it is such a soul-sucking experience that I haven't gotten very far. A lot of days I semi-wish the whole put would burn down and save me from having to with it.Typically I'll catch an episode of Hoarders, fear that I'm one incapacitating injury away from being the focus of an episode (if I can't clean up all those strewn papers, they'll just pile up to the rafters, after all!), and then go through a stack of junk in a fit of unhappiness. Not the best method to with it rie Kondo's book is the opposite of that. It's a breath of new air and positive energy that brings true joy to the process of "tidying up."I was only about halfway through before I tackled my clothes. She's right to start there. My clothes are all mine (which also means that they're in nowhere near as not good a state as other things in my house), so going through them affects only me and involves only my own feelings. Her tip may sound silly at first, but if your belongings inspire feelings of unhappiness, guilt, etc., her anthropomorphism of them can really support you change your viewpoint in a positive direction. I finished up with three bags for Goodwill and one for the garbage man. My drawers and closet, which were never very messy, are now exactly as I wish them, and I feel fantastic!My one quibble with her instructions has to do with folding. I've always disliked rolls of items. Instead, I fold so I can line things up like files. This makes it simple to pull things out without everything falling over. For my five-year-old, I fold his t-shirts so the front photo is visible on the fold, then file them in the drawer so he can see exactly which shirt is which. (Here's an example: [...]) This works well for socks as well as t-shirts, pajamas, st of her tip and content is really focused on a Japanese audience. There are a lot of things in the book that won't translate as well culturally for a Western/American readership. For example, she suggests that you greet your home much as you would a Shinto shrine. That is likely to carry a various level of meaning for someone in Japan than in the U.S. Other references to spiritual practice and feng-shui are not likely to resonate the same method for an American audience. I even wonder if the preference for rolling clothes is cultural, since I have such a powerful reaction versus it and instead prefer folding and filing!The examples in the book also tend toward the childless female. There is a lot of discussion of travel toiletries, but very small about kitchen utensils, toys, or other stuff found most often in a family home. The home workshop, which is a particular issue in my home, gets no mention at all. Don't Japanese people own countless drills, boxes of screws, and electrical tape?But the reason for reading this book is not the specific tip about t-shirts and cupboards. It's about changing your relationship with the items you own. The tone of her book is so upbeat and positive, it's infectious. It's hard to hold reading it to the end, because you wish to jump up and begin using her methods immediately. I had small problem adjusting her suggestions to match my own cultural perspective and physical the book she mentions that it'll take 6 months to fully tidy your home so that everything left inspires joy. I'm now a week in, and 6 months seems like hardly enough time to tackle all the junk in my house, but I can fully see how this can be a life-changing process.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing [Book]  2017-10-13 21:18

    I'm somewhat of a self-help book addict. I was browsing Pinterest one day and stumbled upon the "konmari method" and was intrigued, so I bought this book for kindle and read it in about an hour. I always thought I was a very organized person (because everything I owned had a designated, labelled put and my house was always super clean), but after reading this book I realized I was nothing more than a skilled hoarder. I locked myself in my house for 6 straight weeks (seriously, only came out for absolute important obligations and appointments) and decluttered the ever-living hell out of my house. The only thing that slowed me down was waiting for every Tuesday to roll around when the huge donation truck would come and haul off all my unwanted items, or waiting for every Monday for the trash collection. I probably discarded well over 100 bags of clutter in that 6 weeks and earned over $400 the big-ticket stuff via social media, which I used to create my house prettier. I also donated an entire trunk full of books, CDs, and DVDs to my local library. My home's available storage used to be completely maxed out, and now I have empty drawers everywhere! I also have no less than 40 completely empty plastic storage bins in my garage that were previously full of clutter (and the storage bins are the next thing that will be sold!). Reading this book was life-changing. While I didn't follow it to the T (I do not thank my socks for their service every day LOL), it is the best feeling in the globe to look around a room and realize you love every single item in said room. I no longer feel weighed down by "stuff". I still have a few odds and ends to finish up in my house, but I'm about 90% done at this point and loving it. I never knew getting rid of things could be so addicting. I also never thought I was the kind of person who could ever throw away a photo, but by the time I got to the sentimental stuff category, I discarded an entire garage can full of images without hesitation and it felt great!

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing [Book]  2017-10-13 21:18

    This book is truly AMAZING!! It makes you think of the "stuff" that you have in a totally various mindset. And I recommend this book to EVERYONE. I wish to preface this review to say that I have lived in Japan for the latest 4 years and still am. What @#$%es me off about the poor reviews about this book is mostly cultural. First, Japanese houses are TINY and most Japanese apartments are even smaller. They are also nothing like American houses. The bathrooms have the shower/tub toilet and sink in one begin wet room. When she speaks about taking everything out of the bathroom so it doesn't obtain slimy it's because it will in aday. Most locations do not have central air. So when she speaks of must and mildew it's a true thing. Anything stored will smell within a few e complaining about the anamorphisizing of objects, just stop. You know nothing of Japan and its people. They appreciate and respect everything, people, pets, children, flowers trees and their hard earned things and they really don't believe in wasting anything. You aren't gonna burn in hell if you hug your favorite 20 year old threadbare sweater before you obtain rid of it. And you don't have to talk to your socks. But by God it will change how you feel about the things you truly treasure.I will say I agree that tidying one time and being done forever is not realistic for a family with kids. When she wrote it she was a singleton in Tokyo. She now is married with a baby so let's wait and see what changes in the next 3 years and she writes Konmari for kids.But From the min I was done reading this book I started clearing time to begin "tidying". After spending 7 hours going through every single item of clothing I owned, I had the closet of my dreams and a wardrobe that I ter a month I finished tidying every category with the exception of CDs which need to be downloaded and pictures which are now organized by year but need to be place in binders and create year books for the digital that my house is TOTALLY organized, including my husband jumping on the bandwagon and doing all of his stuff, even he says our house is amazing. And he tells people all the time how remarkable the change is. And truly, our house wasn't that poor before. As for the kiddos. No, she doesn't really address toys and the never ending purge of outgrown clothes but I place a system in put to address all of this. The toys obtain rotates out every few months. And the junk gets pitched and the classics stay. All the clothes I saved from the 6 year old is organized in plastic storage drawers by size and season. The 2 year old has a basket for outgrow clothes and when full, they obtain bagged and given to mates who wish then. The 6 year old has an out grown basket and when it's full I go through it and either place it in the storage drawers or its trashed or donated depending on wear. sum up, the book. If there are things that don't apply, don't do them. But the mindset of keeping what you love and getting rid of the rest is the key to happiness. I'm a KONVERT!!!

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing [Book]  2017-10-13 21:18

    I found this book totally charming and a refreshing take on tidying/de-cluttering. I had a look at some of the negative reviews and in my opinion a lot of of these stem from a shallow reading coupled with unfamiliarity with Japanese culture and living conditions. While I don't claim to be an expert on Japanese culture, I have been there multiple times and visited ordinary Japanese apartments and homes so I am familiar with the typical architecture and home layout. Some things that might support you decide whether the book is for you:Bear in mind that this book was originally written for a Japanese audience. For me, that was one of the most charming things about it. I loved getting a various cultural perspective on organization. The Japanese generally live in very little dwellings (by American standards) so I figured if anyone would know how to declutter and organize effectively it would be a Japanese tidying appears, however, that some other readers are not so comfortable with a non-Western perspective. I see some reviewers mocking the notion that "inanimate" objects have feelings. In Japan, these things are not considered "inanimate." Hence you'll see signs asking that you not walk on the grass because it will damage the grass' feelings, or not to dispose of cigarette butts in the road for the same reason. I'm not saying every Japanese person believes this (anymore than every American Christian goes to church), but there are those who sincerely believe objects are animate, in accordance with Shinto tradition, and Kondo seems to be one of them. If you don't share that belief, just use it as a psychological or imaginative exercise or me of the primary ideas behind the "KonMari" system have been described in press reports about the book. If all you wish are the primary guidelines without any context or explanation of why they should be used, don't the book, just find for a couple articles about it on the internet. But the way is quite various from conventional wisdom (an oxymoron if ever there was one) about tidying and organization, so I required to understand the reasoning behind it. Like a lot of people, I have tidied a zillion times in my life and it never st of all, this is not just a book with some handy home organization tips. It is not about the everyday (more or less) cleanup that comes with living. It's not Martha Stewart. Note the "Life-Changing" part of the title--that's the point of the book. Bringing your material possessions, your home, and your desired lifestyle into alignment through consciously changing your relationship with stuff. If that sounds amazing to you, you'll have fun this book.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing [Book]  2017-10-13 21:18

    Marie Kondo says something to the result of: If you read this book and feel as though it is you, then it is meant to be. Not a direct quote, but something that resignates with me as I read some of the negative reviews. This book spoke to me, it was truly magic. When I moved 9 months ago, I took approx 3 vehicle loads of belongings to goodwill, thinking that I had done a darn amazing job of getting rid of unnecessary items. Yet still, my home continued to be rather cluttered and storage locations felt messy no matter how much I tried to organize. I have read a multitude of books and articles, searched on Pinterest and other websites about organization. Read things on minimalism that were just unrealistic to me. I wanted to be more minimalist, but just couldn't obtain myself to only own 12 stuff in my kitchen. Nothing was quite right. Marie addresses all of these issues in her book and why they may or may not work. When I started reading I thought that I might be able to search a few things to discard and some fresh ways to organize the clutter I currently have. This was definitely, not the case. I purchased this book on Friday and have only tackled the category of clothing and 1 "catch all " bedroom I had because I had a guest coming to stay. I'm not even finished with those 2 locations in my home and I have 2 huge sized black garbage bags full, 4 smaller trash bags full, 1 medium sized box, and 3 of those reusable sized shopping bags and a pile of clothes still on the floor, all ready to leave my house. If you had asked me yesterday how a lot of pairs of shoes I owned, I would have answered "maybe 20-25". When I took EVERY SINGLE shoe in my house and laid it out on the floor - not missing a single pair - it was eye opening, this is the magic of it. Taking a single category of item and laying it all out for you to truly see it. 59 pairs of shoes in all laid in front of me when I did this, some that I don't even remember purchasing or owning. Which is sad because I organized them all 9 months ago... I am satisfied to say I am down to 26 pairs right now. I even place 2 pairs that I had chosen to hold in the discard pile this morning after thinking "they are still fresh and cute" and then remembering why I never wore them after attempting to wear them to work (we didn't even create it out of the house before they were discarded). This book is definitely life changing magic. It helped me obtain past a ton of my emotions and just primary thoughts about my things and why I "needed" them or should just "keep" them whether I required them or not, and gave me the permission I required to discard them. If it speaks to you, have fun it. If it does not speak to you, return it or donate it to someone it will speak to.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing [Book]  2017-10-13 21:18

    I rarely write reviews, but this book truly sparked something in me that I feel compelled to share. The primary concept is to only surround yourself with things that spark joy. Decide what you wish to keep, not necessarily what you wish to throw away. I have bought other organization or purging books in hopes of getting my cluttered home in order. This book was the only one that I read all the method through and actually place into practice. The anthropomorphism in this book spoke to me for some reason. While I don't believe socks are alive, her concept of freeing socks in their tight, small bundles and letting them rest because they work hard for you makes excellent sense to me. In other words, don't stretch out your socks because you wish them to latest as long as possible. Care for your stuff as if they were "real" and not only will your stuff latest longer, but you will feel better having done so. The book really is about being happier. Cleaning out your clutter and the process she describes is truly life changing in ways I cannot explain. I am about 2 weeks into my de cluttering and I am much happier in my home. I have donated and discarded over 6 huge bags of items. While I usually feel guilt over letting objects go, her process and explanations have freed me of that. She has unbelievable folding and storage techniques as well. My kids and husband love the work I have done thus far and it is causing them to begin the process on their items. An unexpected surprise for me (and total joy to my husband) is my newfound frugality while shopping. I used to be a borderline shopaholic. But now, I truly just things I wish around me. I think differently as I shop. I know it's a change that will last. It's strange but true. Marie Kondo is not only an expert on the art of de cluttering, but she is also an expert on human behavior and how to change it. I am a believer in her methods, and fan. She's amazing. The book is well worth it.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing [Book]  2017-10-13 21:18

    So: the super perfect life-changing magic of tidying up... Here's the gist, the writer, Marie Kondo, is a professional organizer, who goes around Japan to support people obtain rid of clutter and organize what's left of it. If you think all Japanese are all minimal and zen, think again! They are just as messy as the rest of us. And they have even less space. That is, until Marie has visited. She doesn't storage solutions, she wants you to have so small you don't need storage rie is Shinto and so thanks all her items when using it, after using it and when throwing it out. I thought it was brilliant. I am not a Shinto animist, but I am "barking mad", and one reason I cannot obtain rid of items is that I feel sorry for the items that gets discarded. Marie has a various take, on storing and keeping o examples: Gifts: their purpose is to be gifted, to be received and to bring pleasure. Once that has been accomplished they are ready to move on. Which immediately negates the guilt you would otherwise feel in getting rid of a gift. Clothes: their purpose is to create you comfortable and look good, if they obtain old you thank them and allow them move on. If they were a mistake and did not create you look amazing you thank them for teaching you what doesn't suit you and you allow them goThe key is: "Does this give you joy". And this works for all kinds of stuff, and papers, and books and mementos. You begin from simple to difficult, I did do the easiest category: my clothes. I piled them in a huge heap and looked aghast at the enormous amount I actually had, and then I took everything in my hand to see if it brought me "joy". If not you can allow it move cause; things, clothes, items which are stored in dark locations are not ey are not fulfilling their purpose. And the fact that they are there, slowly mouldering away in darkness will weigh on your mind. Out of sight is not out of r me this is perfect. This is exactly how I feel about stuff, about storing stuff, and now I can suddenly allow them go and feel really amazing about it. So I did phase one, my clothes. I happily got rid of half of my clothes, shoes, etc.Another perfect tool the book gave me is "how to fold clothes". Yes, the mind boggles but luckily there is You-tube where the writer actually demonstrates what she means.And gosh! Does it work!!!! I now not only can fold beautifully, I actually have fun folding my clothes! It used to be one of my largest nightmares! But, within half an hour of watching the videos, I was brilliant at it! And it is a joy to begin my drawers! All the clothes are there, clearly seen and easily chosen. You also stand all the folded clothes on one end, so you don't stack, so when you begin a drawer you see the top of every see, clothes don't like to be crumpled, or squashed at the bottom of the pile. So the additional benefit is that all my clothes are now very satisfied too!The next phase, the second easiest, should be books, but for me books are very emotional, and sort of holy, so they will have to be one of the latest projects I tackle. There is no reason not to be flexible, easiest first, and ''Komono'' (read the book) are definitely easier for me than books. But the magic of tidying up is working already... I come across books which I didn't wish to obtain rid off, which I have been lugging around for decades, and suddenly I realize, "This particular book brings me no joy.... It can go!"I suppose it is clear that I really love this book and as long as it gives me joy it will remain on my bookshelves!The book itself is very beautiful and a pleasure to hold, it is well printed on decent paper with an simple to read typeface. It is quite little and well bound in a hard cover.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing [Book]  2017-10-13 21:18

    I know a secret. If you have too much items and it’s bugging you then obtain rid of it. All of it. Well, nearly all of it. Save a few things but only the things you absolutely love, the things that spark joy within your being (you’ll know it when you feel it, says the author) and don’t bring more things into the house unless you love and/or need them. Don’t think you can do that? Well, never mind is author wants you to be absolutely ruthless with your possessions and do it in one fell swoop. Don’t dilly-dally and place certain unpleasant things off. Absolutely do not waste buying “storage solutions”. Just obtain rid of your items and you won’t have to shop it or dust it or leave it there to feel poor for itself. Now, none of this is a poor thing (though the latest might be a wee bit kooky) and honestly I’m all for it. I had method too much crap lying about and it was driving me crazy. Broken crap, ugly crap, gifted crap, crap that had been there so long it was invisible to me. But this book has a issue and it is a BIG one that I’m betting a lot of of you here on this website may take problem with as ep #2, you see, is books. BOOKS! Step freaking two is BOOKS. As you can probably easily imagine, I am stuck here on step #2 because, well, it’s a call to action to rid myself of my precious books! I’ve been collecting books since I was twelve years old. I have a lot of books but I’m afraid I may love them all.#1 was clothes, shoes, accessories and that was a breeze. Who needs clothes taking up zone that could keep a few books? This was easy, thought I. My closet was done in an hour or so. Everything culled, sorted and color coded and folded all nice and tidy-like. I could blow through this, thought I. A zen and clutter-free life was within my grasp. I had this. Then step #2 happened and I was instructed to rid myself of all of the books I have loved before (but may not love again) and all of the books I have not read yet. Uh oh. I was told to remove my TBR pile(s) from my life. Forever. And almost always. She’ll let you to re-buy digitally if you are pining away and dying of sadness for it. I was instructed to touch each one and see if it sparked that apparently not-so-elusive feeling of joy within me. Problem is they all kind of did. I suppose I am broken. I tried folks, I truly did. I took pictures and even posted them online in an attempt to humiliate myself into following through. I even went so far as removing a gigantor bookshelf, stocked three piles deep, floor-to-ceiling, from my room as well as an armoire I no longer needed. I have to admit my room looks and feels calms and and spacious. The bookshelf now neatly resides in my basement. I pulled off all of the books and starting sorting them but it created me incredibly sad to think about tossing them out of my house where they might potentially end up in a trash/recycle bin (according to the author everything has feelings so how could I let this? Better they be a small lonesome on my shelf than DEAD, right?!). Instead of tossing them into bags, I started arranging them by color (which she wants you to do with clothes) and then I place all but a dozen or so back up on the shelves. They look satisfied and beautiful and they brighten the back wall of the basement. I have decided that I am keeping them. They are my one and only vice and I work hard. They are not clutter.I think I shall pretend that step 2 was nothing but a fever ter I was revived with sniffing salts I got back to business. So next comes all of the other items which I can easily part ways with; the paper, the items no one ever eats, the gadgets (my days of bread baking are over), the broken things that we’ve been thinking we’ll fix someday, the mementos, pictures and all the other useless crapola that has been residing in the basement since we moved in a million years ago. I’ve removed countless bags of trash and several vehicle loads of “stuff” and hauled them to Goodwill and I miss none of it. It is so much easier to clean my house now. I haven’t followed this plan as written, it’s difficult when you live with several other people, so we still have some bins and crud to obtain to but now I'm inspired to hold at is book will give you some special tools and I do recommend it if you skip step two or perhaps save it for last, if you’re anything like me. She has a nifty method of folding clothes that helped me fit everything into a few drawers and will hold me in check if I decide I need more yoga pants. You really do see just how much of each clothing category you own when you pile them all on the bed/floor and separate them into their own small categories. She doesn’t declutter by room but by category. This stops you from getting stuck (on pictures or mementos which are left for the end) and forces you to with an entire category and actually finish the job so you never have to do it again. She also tells you to begin with a clear vision of your end result. That bit of tip has helped me e author clearly has an obsession with tidying. She does not deny this. Apparently, she’s been this method since she was a wee, strange kid and goes into amazing detail at the beginning of book about her childhood hobby of “tidying”. This makes the begin a bit of a slog. I found some of her beliefs a small quirky and I will not be emptying my bag out each night so my items can “breathe” only to place everything back in come morning (what the?!) but if you can overlook some of the odd things she says, you’ll more than likely search something here to support you out.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing [Book]  2017-10-13 21:18

    This is the best book/audio that has changed my life when it comes to getting rid of clutter. I struggled all my life to hold my put clean and organized. I even read so a lot of books on organizing and I still went back to my old self of being messy. Having a clean put has been a yearly and a everyday goal for all my life until I found this book. Now, it's so simple and everything is already so tidy. It's been over three months now and I have not rebounded as in the book. Here are the transitions I went through as I was applying the konmarie method.1. Goal/Vision/Decision - It took me over three reads/listens to finally decide on applying this method. I took the plunge because she mentioned that it's one time thing and you will never rebound. She also says it's like being under a waterfall. and it's so True. I have not rebounded and it is like being under a waterfall. The goal was very clear: do it one time.2. Motivation - Having a amazing goal/vision created this part easy. Yes. It was hard going through all my clothes. It was actually sad saying goodbye to all the clothes with amazing memories, and it took me two weeks to actually give away all the clothes I had in the bags. But, when I look in my closet, it brings so much joy even though it's been now 3 months. The paper part was the hardest, yet I was motivated with the end goal in mind. Also, watching videos of organizing really helped. I learned how to fold my clothes the konmarie way.3. Action Steps - I thought this was one of the best parts of the book. She gives very simple steps. 1. Throw/donate if it does not bring joy. If it brings joy, hold it. 2. Search a home for the things. Two easy steps I could do. The second step came automatically when I followed her way of folding and putting light colors in the front in shoe boxes. I also spent time and to organize the house as I moved along like purchasing fresh kitchen cabinet liners. The best thing I purchased is plastic 3-drawers for the cabinetry for the ziplock bags. I took it out of the ziplock boxes and organized it by size. I also place the saran wrap and foil at the top and now it's so organized.4. Effect - This book is about having a amazing foundation when it comes to tidying up. I realized that everything else I did before was a bandaid. It was putting things on a quicksand. This is why it never worked. Now, it takes less than few mins to clean. Sometimes only 30secs. I know where everything is and I am never looking for things. I search myself enjoying tidying up since it's so beautiful when the things are back in it's place. The effect part was is book makes so much sense and you will not rebound as she mentions. Just follow what she tells you to do in her book. As you are moving along, you'll be reminded of what she mentioned like "don't you wish to be surrounded by only things that bring you joy?" or "this will be one of the life-changing things you do" or "you might completely change your career" etc., is book is by far the best and it is definitely life-changing. Tidying wasn't about my personality at all. It's just about having a easy goal and a amazing foundation/system.

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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing [Book]  2017-10-13 21:18

    I've never really purged my belongings in my life. I've had professional organizers come in and test to support me...but I've been reluctant to throw away papers, clothes, and books. I've always been a bit bewildered by the people who know how to sort things out; knowing what to hold and what to give away. I felt that I never had the organizing gene and so would forever live with documents from childhood, as well as old plates that were given by friends. I struggled with the clothes gifted by my parents, knowing that my taste was different, but that I couldn't really obtain rid of their gifts.Well, after reading through this book, my life has truly changed. I've started to sort out my entire life...one day at a time, category by 1: I sorted out my clothes, keeping only the clothes that bring me joy. It took an entire day and 6 black bags later, my wardrobe suddenly took up half the 2: I folded my clothes in the KonMari style (with support from Marie Kondo's YouTube videos) and was flabbergasted at how attractive my drawers looked, and how simple it 3: I tackled my books and whittled down 3 bookshelves to 1 bookshelf. My son got involved and managed to whittle down his entire room in no time (he's so much less emotionally attached than I am to my belongings)Day 4: I tackled the first of 40+ boxes of documents...and the first thing to go was all my notes from business school and random courses that I'd taken. What a joy to be rid of all those notes which I felt that I would need for sure for work. I now realize that google/friends will come to my rescue if I really need those notes, but also, that I learned what I was meant to learn during those 4+: I'm still working on all the documents but I took a break to paint furniture, detail my car, obtain my will signed, and teach my son to fold (and amazingly he enjoyed seeing all his clothes stand up once folded). And I did subcategory tidying up every 's now been about a week since I received my book and I'm amazed at how far I've come. I've always procrastinated with these organizing tasks, but once I started to obtain organized, I found a fresh lease on life. I wish to properly take care of my belongings and myself. It's incredibly liberating to give 20+ trash bags of my life to Goodwill and begin anew.I highly recommend not just reading this book, but starting with just one category (or subcategory) of tidying. It's truly remarkable what has opened up for me by reading and implementing the methods of this d luck!

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo [Book]  2017-11-21 18:2

    This summary of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up was amazing for helping me to decide if I liked the ideas well enough to the full book. I actually plan to the book because I need the info now. For example, I am a book addict.... drowning in books. I work in schools, so in addition to my private books, I also have work similar books, and books for my students. I hope she will give more specific instructions on how to go through my books because there's no method all my books will fit in one room LOL.

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo [Book]  2017-11-21 18:2

    I was interested in this concept but not willing to read a book full of touchy, feely, "does this object bring me joy", stuff. I wanted something easy and practical and this book provided just that. I am a hot mess of disorganization but after reading this all the clothes that were in 2 chest of drawers now nearly fit into 1!! I'm looking forward to implementing the rest of this.

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo [Book]  2017-11-21 18:2

    Loved it! Amazing basics to de-cluttering & starting to detox your home!Very simple to read and right to the point!!

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo [Book]  2017-11-21 18:2

    This book was very accurate to the key pieces of the original book. Sometimes it can be hard to go back to a book and test to search something from it, but with the key notes at the end of each chapter, it was simple to search things. This book is amazing for anyone who is busy, doesn't read much, or has problem focusing. It takes half an hour. If you don't have time for that... Well, I can't support you there.

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo [Book]  2017-11-21 18:2

    Thi was short to the point and honestly repetitions from other reads. Do yourself a favor and test "Clutter's Latest Stand", even adds humour to how we are.

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo [Book]  2017-11-21 18:2

    This book is a amazing summary of Marie Kondo's book on decluttering your homes by using special and easy ways to organise your space. The book provides an eloquent summary and II loved the chapter summaries that captured the essential principles of Marie Kondo's book. A great, straightforward read! Took away this quote with me from the book - "The Secret to Success is to discard the things that you don't need, then organize as you go".

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo [Book]  2017-11-21 18:2

    I enjoyed getting to the point so I could actually apply the methods and see results. I felt that there were a few over simplifications. But if I wish more detail, I can just go obtain the actual book (which isn't that long anyway) and read it myself. Thanks author for creating us a fresh book for all of us. I would highly recommended to read this book everyone.

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo [Book]  2017-11-21 18:2

    The worst way could choose is to work slowly getting rid of just one item a st people just do not have the willpower or the motivation to hold this up for the long st people have felt the rendom urge to tidy when studing for an exam or is isn't actually a random random urge and happens because the mind wants to place something else into e goal should be to aim for the lifestyle desire once home has been place in order.I highly recommend it.

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo [Book]  2017-11-21 18:2

    If you don't have time to read a long book about organizing your life and the items that is keeping you from really living, this is the book to read. I enjoyed getting to the point so I could actually apply the methods and see results. Well worth the read!

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo [Book]  2017-11-21 18:2

    God hints in this book for organization.

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    Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) [Book]  2018-7-7 18:0

    I loved this book – It takes us down the rabbit hole of detail in how to search what sparks joy and how to tidy up. It’s the master class of her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. But don’t feel intimidated; even if you haven’t ready the first book, you can easily begin with this one.With her first book Marie Kondo taught us her approach to tidying up. One of the main ideas that she taught is to only hold things that spark joy in you. This book takes us into the detail, explaining how to determine what sparks joy then how to set up your stuff in each room in your house.“Discarding is not the point; what matters is keeping those things that bring you joy”She starts off with telling us her master tips. Including exercises that can support you: • Hone your sensitivity to joy - she shows you how to determine what brings you joy. • She teaches the difference between tidying and cleaning o Tidying with objects; cleaning with dirt. • Tidying – moving objects and putting them away • Cleaning – wiping and sweeping away dirt“Tidy is the act of confronting yourself; cleaning is the act of confronting nature” • She walks us through the answers to our questions “But, wait I need that” or “It might come handy”“A easy design that puts you at ease, a high degree of functionality that makes life simpler, a sense of rightness, or the recognition that a possession is useful in our everyday lives – these too, indicate joy” • She also talks about the stuff that don’t bring us joy but we still need to keep. Including contracts etc. o “For essential things that don’t bring joy, look at what they do for you” • She gives us permission to hold the things that bring us joy. Instead obtain creative and search ways to utilise them. o “When you wear and surround yourself with this you love, you house becomes your own private paradise” • Kondo teaches how to tidy. o “Some people think they’re poor at it, but have simply never learned the right method to do it.” • Kondo also shares her secret for raising your joy level for things we know we need but that fail to excite us. • She even addresses what to do when you feel like e takes us through the four principles of storage • Fold it • Stand it upright • Shop in one spot • Diving your storage zone into square compartmentsThen she carefully walks us through how to fold everything – with illustrated pictures • Fold both edges of the body of the garment towards the centre form a rectangle • Fold the rectangle in half lengthwise • Fold this in half or in thirdsAfter all that she shows us how to fill your home with joy“A joy-filled home is like your own private art museum” o 3 common elements involved in attraction of joyful elements o Add color to your life o Create your own private power spot o Everything you need to know about storing joyfully o Finding your point – the point it time during the tidying process when you realize that you have just the right amount of stuff.“It’s far more necessary to adorn your home with things you love than to hold it so bare it lacks anything that brings you joy”My Rating: This is an perfect book. I recommend it to anyone wanting a deeper understanding on the art of sparking joy in yourself with regards to your surroundings.If this review was at all helpful, please yes below to allow me know.

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    Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) [Book]  2018-7-7 18:0

    After enjoying her first book 'The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up', I was excited to read this follow up book. I was wondering if this is just going to be repetitive and worth getting, but I went ahead and got it anyway, and really enjoyed it. While it does seem a small bit padded out, (i.e. just over explaining things already covered in the first book with examples) there are some true treasures of inspiration within this book that are not in the first one. She gives more clarification on techniques along with illustrations. In particular I liked the detailed sections on how to arrange closets, exactly how you fold various items, from tops, dresses, skirts to underwear to bags. She also goes into more detail with how to arrange things in the bathroom, kitchen, what to do with miscellaneous stuff. Packing a suitcase efficiently also gets its put in there.I love the positive method she approaches tidying - it is very refreshing and inspiring and appeals to my desire for everything to look beautiful. I think it is a dream for most housewives for their home to be attractive and clean - with lovely table linens etc. I agree with her, it makes you feel so much better to look around at beautiful things or things that bring you joy. She goes to lengths of even removing labels from her laundry detergent bottles or covering with a huge bow so it looks nice. Thought it was an interesting thought about the words too - if you have too a lot of books and words in a room it is like they are constantly speaking and creating a noise in the room. That people that remove them or cover them up, search the room is more peaceful after.On the whole I would recommend this book. I really enjoyed it and found it really inspiring and energizing. Marie is so passionate about this and it passes on to her readers.

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    Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) [Book]  2018-7-7 18:0

    Mari Kondo's first book covered her way beautiful thoroughly, so I wasn't sure whether this one would be worth the purchase. If you aren't sure which to first, I would say the first book does a better job of explaining her attitude towards tidying and this book has better practical a nutshell, the konmari way involves getting rid of anything in your life that doesn't spark joy. Starting with clothes, you go through each item and decide what stays or goes based on whether or not it sparks joy when you keep it. Joy is the only criterion: 'If it makes you happy, then the right choice is to hold it confidently, regardless of what anyone else says.'The illustrations are charming, but there aren't very a lot of of them. The most helpful shows her popular folding method, which is something I didn't understand simply from reading the first book. (Youtube videos helped.) This book has around 10 diagrams for folding dresses, shirts, odd-shaped clothes, camisoles, parkas, etc. Apart from the folding instructions, the other photos are simply cute photos of rabbits putting things away, a perfectly tidied closet, of the criticisms of the first book is that it seems geared mostly towards people cleaning up their own mess, and that hasn't changed. For example, the section on handling stuffed animals is talking about your own plushies, not your children's. I want there were more discussion of handling stuff belonging to family members and how to inspire them to tidy up too. Family is covered in one little section, and the main tip is simply to set a amazing example and accept others – easier said than done!Overall this is a fun read but not substantially various from the first book. This book has more explanation of the original advice, but if you understood it the first time around, you may not need it. There is a lot of repetition between the two books. However, it's an enjoyable read and may give you that latest bit of motivation to tidy up once and for all. In addition to the additional folding help, it has more specific tip about handling certain types of stuff such as greeting cards, dishes, photos, etc.

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    Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) [Book]  2018-7-7 18:0

    This book is amazing. The first book is amazing. This book has a lot of info that her first did not, additional information. The first was the basics, some info was obvious but never place into practice (put your items away) and some was rewriting our misconceptions about how to clean. This book really is the Master Class. In addition to talking about how to decorate/"finish" the space, she also talks about what to do with things you need that do not necessarily spark joy. In this book, she also addresses something she had previously said that she thinks now does not apply to everyone, and that is nice to know, especially if you are one of those people (I am not). She shows examples of how to shop and talks about folding methods that she either did not mention or were not completely clear to me in the first book. I was folding pants wrong, and the crotches were getting wrinkles, and I did not know how to fold and shop my socks, and she goes over that in this book, so that was helpful. It really seals the konmari I think. The second book helped me obtain to the point. I was satisfied with how clean our house was after the first book, but was not necessarily "there" do not have to this book, there is always the library, but I think it is definitely worth the read, highly recommend, and would as a bonus for anyone who might be interested.I heard that Kondo is planning on having a kid, and if so I really hope she makes a third book for konmariing with children because I am super interested in that topic! I did read an article online talking about konmariing with kids, but would LOVE a detailed book.

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    Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) [Book]  2018-7-7 18:0

    I didn't love Marie Kondo's first book and wrote a three-star review for it. It was good, but not great, and not brilliantly inspired like it was created out to be in the press and in other reviews (in my opinion). But, there was enough that I liked about it that I thought her second book would be worth a read.I enjoyed this book much more. It's a practical tutorial to implementing the concepts outlined in the first book. She walks through various locations of the home room by room, discussing how to pare down and organize each one. There's no constant repetition in Spark Joy like in the first book, but there are still plenty of relevant anecdotes to illustrate her points. I also found the guidance to be a small more "mainstream" (e.g., "clear off your kitchen counters when you're done cooking", vs. "empty out your purse every night and shop the contents all over the house"), and it covers a much larger zone of the house. In the first book, it felt like she was talking about living locations that consisted of one room, whereas in Spark Joy, she covers an entire house that contains a kitchen, bathrooms, etc. She also discusses how to tidy locations that contain other occupants, like a spouse and children. One of the things I really like about this book is that she covers how to think about stuff that don't spark joy but are important in most households (like a spatula or a flashlight).I would recommend this book over the first one for sure, but I don't know if it would create sense without the context provided by the first book. If you don't wish to read both, then it would be a amazing idea to at least look up the concepts covered in the first book and familiarize yourself with them before reading Spark Joy. Overall, this is one of the best decluttering books I have read, and its strength is in the practical app of the concept of only keeping things that spark joy.

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    Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) [Book]  2018-7-7 18:0

    Wow! What a amazing second instalment to the most awesome self support book ever! She addressed all the problems I'd been having, such as:-Dealing with family not being tidy-Wanting to create people tidy-How to really brighten up my bare roomand a whole bunch more that I can't remember at the moment.If you have read her first book, than you are most likely reading reviews because you KNOW that her way works and will automatically this one.BUT if you haven't read either I need you to know that no matter how messy you are, this book will create you clean. I've been a disaster my whole life, sometimes having to do a ballet dance just to obtain in and out of my room, but this book changed me. I've lost weight, I eat healthy, and I really have fun life. I honestly didn't know how much clutter and mess was making life hard for me. So if you are even thinking a small about reading this, I say do it! It will change your life!

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    Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) [Book]  2018-7-7 18:0

    I absolutely loved this book. I listened on audio while on a street trip. I saw someone suggest it to someone else who was looking for a amazing book/tips to declutter for her fresh years resolution- which is my every day resolution. Someone suggested this and I figured- hey, why not? I laughed as I listened to it. I thought this lady was full of nonsense...so I naturally had to do it to prove that she was wrong and impossible to do and how could she not have anyone default back to their old ways? Wellllll....I was wrong (I am never wrong...ever). This book has absolutely helped to change my house, my life, my habits and my health. I have even considered offering what I have learned to those who refuse to read the book (like my mother...who also knows everything). I am showing some pics of my after experience...photos, menu planning, beautiful towels and hallway...not sure if I can face that I lived like a slob before! feel to email me for proof/evidence.

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    Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) [Book]  2018-7-7 18:0

    After first reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I wanted to obtain into the KonMari method. I went to blogs and YouTube for more guidance and wondered to myself if they had actually read the whole book through. So I got Spark Joy and it had the info I was craving. Just how do you fold underwear? I got my re necessary were her client anicdotes. So a lot of bloggers talk about the way not working for them because they are too lazy to place everything away, but they still have a home for everything. Kondo describes a related situation with a client. Temperary untidiness is not the same as it not working. She describes it better in the ere are other clarifications for the way as well. However, this book is correctly marketed as a companion book to the first. It is not meant to tell you about the benefits of the way , which the first book does.

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    Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) [Book]  2018-7-7 18:0

    I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up when it was released in late 2014. I found Marie Kondo's book both useful and charming. I am a somewhat sloppy person. Neither am I a hoarder, however. I found Ms. Kondo's tip useful in tidying up both my bedroom closets and kitchen. I was able to toss a number of clothing stuff which I had kept from a sense of guilt instead of joy. Similarly, I was able to allow go of a number of kitchen appliances to which I had sentimental attachments but no use. Ms. Kondo's childish suggestion to thank my things before letting go was oddly touching and helpful with regard to certain items. I photographed a number of stuff before releasing them to GoodWill; this gave me an opportunity to acknowledge the memories they generated without retaining the objects themselves (which included a 40 year old blender, some old and hole-ridden t-shirts, and a coffee press which I have not used in over ten years). Ms. Kondo touches on a few of these elements in the introduction of her book as Kondo's fresh book, Spark Joy, includes further instructions. For example, she provides detailed diagrams explaining how to fold certain clothing items. These are things I want I would have had when I read the original book. I also enjoyed pictures of organized spaces. There is something beautiful about the spartan simplicity of these arrangements, even if they are not for everyone. In the introduction Ms. Kondo highlights that it is amazing that this book has come later and serves the purpose for aiding those who are in mid-process, whereas those who are just starting may feel overwhelmed. I understand the rationale for not including as a lot of diagrams in the first book, but, I do want I had it when I was more invested in the the Kindle ver of the book, which I got, the first 900 areas (single page showing) is mostly verbal and revisits a lot of of the aspects from her first book. Following this information, there is a “encyclopedia” section that has a huge number of diagrams that are very simple to follow; especially with multiple folding techniques for clothing. There are extra paragraphs about specific items, with some pictures, but then the diagrams become less frequent. The abridged info on each section is useful though, and as Ms. Kondo references in her introduction, one can simply turn to the specific zone and see what info Ms. Kondo provides for that specific ere is also a very lovely section on working with others with regards to them being tidy. Ms. Kondo does a amazing job of helping an individual understand what they can do to support themselves, but still love others who may not have the same draw to being tidy. There is also, within this particular section, a conversation about working kids into the process of learning how to fold, which will support them be tidy as st you accept every one of Ms. Kondo's recommendations? I do not think so. For example, Ms. Kondo recommends eliminating additional books. But I am not about to whittle my book collection down to thirty volumes. I search myself going back to certain books again and again, or referring to something I had read years before. But I can still cull out certain books. Nor am I going to rid myself of my file cabinet and all its contents. But I do not need to maintain monthly copies of my cable and water bills, nor do I need to maintain handouts from old seminars. However, a year after reading her original book, I still search myself meditating while I fold clothes and tidy up my drawers, which is truly a bit of life-changing is particular book is a nice addition, giving further insight, reminders, and guidance on the process of creating joy while organizing.

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    Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) [Book]  2018-7-7 18:0

    This small book changed how I view what and how much I own. Like everyone else under the sun, I have always fallen victim to holding on to things because "I might need it one day" - and that day has rarely ever come. I picked this gem up in January of 2016 (yes, I realize I am late to the android game here) and started my own tidying revolution within the same week. It is an easy, enjoyable, and quick read (surprisingly, given the topic is all about cleaning and ridding oneself of excess clutter). But there is something more to this book: yes, the main point is to support people allow go of their excess possessions and evaluate what they really wish as opposed to what they think they "need." Kondo explores this difference of wanting/loving an object, and why it then merits you to hold it, as opposed to the perception of needing an object that you really don't have much use for and forget all about its existence until you run into it again looking for something else. I also liked how she explains the importance of categorizing your possessions and de-cluttering by category and not by room. She starts you off with clothing: take it all out, place it on your bed, and pick-up each item and determine how it makes you feel. I did this with all of my clothing, etc. and ended up discarding several huge trash bags of items that didn't create me feel like the million bucks I need to feel like each day. And yes, feeling amazing about your appearance is important, no matter what any granola loving hippie might say otherwise - if you feel amazing about how you show yourself to the world, that feeling will translate onto the fabric of your day, each day - and Kondo does a amazing job of illustrating this concept through daily examples you will likely relate to with much e themes presented in this book are very important, and if you are like me, you will search that its de-cluttering concepts will translate to other facets of your life and not just your home, i.e. finances and private relationships.If you chose to pick this up and give it a whirl, follow the steps and go about your exercise with the expectation that this process can and should take several months to really revolutionize how you think about your material possessions and how holding on to what doesn't bring joy simply holds you back from the things that will create you truly happy.

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo []  2019-12-18 20:11

    I am almost a hoarder, this book has changed me

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo []  2019-12-18 20:11

    A Lot of amazing advice. Some of her suggestions are quite special and easy to use. I have empty drawers now and can search what I am looking for. We got rid of a lot of things we haven't used in years...

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo []  2019-12-18 20:11

    This was method more than I had expected. I always test to be tidy but I feel like I'm never consistent with it. One large thing I took away from this book was to obtain rid of the items that I'm not using and is meaningless and hold the things I love and create me happy. That method I make an empowering environment. Not only will it be tidy but I will feel so amazing in my surroundings. I never thought it that e hints in here are very straightforward but there's some additional hints that I had never thought of before so it was definitely worth digging through and learning some fresh tactics to create my life better.

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo []  2019-12-18 20:11

    I am still exceedingly grateful that I found and read this book. This summary has saved me immense amounts of time and organization.

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo []  2019-12-18 20:11

    This book is NOT written by Marie Kondo - when I purchased it appeared that it was her book. However, after receiving I researched and found that its almost the cliffs notes of books done by another company.

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo []  2019-12-18 20:11

    I am a hoarder and this book got me to thinking about my relationship with stuff. It's also created me think of the concept of storage. This is ana awesome book and all the info that has been condensed into this summary is truly life-changing.

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo []  2019-12-18 20:11

    Amazing book! If i could rate this book higher than a 5 out of 5 I would. It has exceeded my expectations and has saved me so much time in not only being able to gain this knowldge but in every other aspect of my life.

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo []  2019-12-18 20:11

    A very amazing synopsis, but it left you with a tease as to a "special" and "unique" method to handle sock storage only revealed in the full book version, as an example. The major themes are repeated in almost every chapter.

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo []  2019-12-18 20:11

    Like Cliff notes, it's so much easier to read than the actual book, which I bought prior to buying this one. Having read the first couple of chapters in the complete book , I could see how accurately the points were brought out in the shorter version.

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    Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo []  2019-12-18 20:11

    This gave me a amazing example of the original without having to wade through the long explanations, stories etc... Plus, she brought in her experience of being a mom and how she adapted it to Kondo's style. Very good!

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo|Key Concepts in 15 Min or Less [Book]  2017-11-17 18:1

    I tried to read the original book numerous times without success. I found myself losing interest or falling asleep, which discouraged me from starting the decluttering process! It's just my impatient nature. This summary was excellent for me! Thanks for helping me finish the book so I can begin my journey towards a tidey home!

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing | Key Ideas in 1 Hour or Less [Book]  2017-12-16 18:2

    This is a amazing summary of the fresh york times bestseller. It some amazing hints and tip on how to tidy up and obtain through any problems that may arise when doing so. Highly recommend!

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing | Key Ideas in 1 Hour or Less [Book]  2017-12-16 18:2

    Perfect book on Decluttering and Organizing! I just really need this book in my everyday life. Finally, I found this book. This book will support you in organizing and create your home more clean and very healthy. This book will relief you from your sufferings in clean and organize. Thank you Author for this unbelievable book.

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo|Key Concepts in 15 Min or Less [Book]  2017-11-17 18:1

    This summary was an perfect read and something everyone could use. No matter how clean and organized somebody is, they could also use a few hints and tricks. Being organized or clean at home is one thing. But it is necessary to be organized in your life and clean in your health as well. A lot of people don't think of "life" when talking about tidying up. Reading this gives you a small peace of mind if you incorporate these necessary summarized points.

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo|Key Concepts in 15 Min or Less [Book]  2017-11-17 18:1

    Even the summary was compelling to take action. If the things I have in my house are not bringing joy why am I keeping them. Six weeks later and I'm still working my method through my home and feeling so much better about what surrounds me

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo|Key Concepts in 15 Min or Less [Book]  2017-11-17 18:1

    4 stars....This is a amazing book to obtain started. I agree with deciding what needs to go and getting rid of it. Decide you are keeping if so. Our lives are cluttered enough!

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing | Key Ideas in 1 Hour or Less [Book]  2017-12-16 18:2

    This is a unbelievable summary with the key concepts. There are a few typos which I always search annoying, but they don't interfere with the material. This is a amazing choice if you wish to obtain started with tidying but don't wish to spend the time reading the whole book.

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing | Key Ideas in 1 Hour or Less [Book]  2017-12-16 18:2

    This is such a amazing book to read! I was looking for a fast summary or Marie Kondo's book because I wanted to obtain the essence of the book in a fast amount of time. This is the part of the book that had me genuinely impressed. It lays out what seem to be the main things that Marie wants you to obtain from her book, and then also gives a bit of analysis on those, relying on info from outside the book. I would highly recommend reading this book!

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing | Key Ideas in 1 Hour or Less [Book]  2017-12-16 18:2

    I consider myself an organized person. I honestly love to organize. But with 3 children keeping my items clean and organized gets pushed to the back burner. This book inspired me to "just do it". As it reminded me, getting rid of items feels so good! I highly recommend this book to people who either hate tidying up, love it but need some motivation or for those who really don't know how to start! It has something for everyone!

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing | Key Ideas in 1 Hour or Less [Book]  2017-12-16 18:2

    Its interesting to read about summary of the life changing magic of tidying up, the Japanese art of de-cluttering. However, after reading this book I feel glad on selection of this inspiring book and each of this book page has been written in a descriptive manner which was simple to comprehend. the auhtor has done truly appreciative work.

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo|Key Concepts in 15 Min or Less [Book]  2017-11-17 18:1

    Chapter 2 was my favorite because I am a firm believer that if your home/surroundings are organized then so can be your life and mind.While I am an OCD kind of person, I didn't learn anything fresh in this book- perhaps in the full-length ver I would pick up on some key read and has amazing information just not what I was in need of. I needed/wanted more substance.

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo|Key Concepts in 15 Min or Less [Book]  2017-11-17 18:1

    I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of knowledge in this book! Totally worth your time!I will be decluttering my closets today. Very inspired!

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing | Key Ideas in 1 Hour or Less [Book]  2017-12-16 18:2

    I truly loved this book. I erroneously thought initially that her books were pure satire, and was pleasantly surprised to search helpful hints that I could use to obtain the parts of my life I'm unhappy with sorted out. But I was laughing so much I almost forgot I was learning anything. I most definitely recommend it.

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing | Key Ideas in 1 Hour or Less [Book]  2017-12-16 18:2

    A excellent book to obtain life changing hints and techniques which are well written and simple to understand. These hints are given under light of declutching. I found that the book is well written and simple to understand thanks.

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo|Key Concepts in 15 Min or Less [Book]  2017-11-17 18:1

    Gives you the meat of the KonMari way without repetition or excessive examples. You can dive deeper into the book if you wish to, but this is really all you'll need.

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo|Key Concepts in 15 Min or Less [Book]  2017-11-17 18:1

    I was not aware that this was an unofficial summary until after purchasing. I even looked prior to buying for the author's name, but none appeared other than the actual book's author. In fact, the author of the summary is nowhere to be found, even the request for a review is not signed by the author of the summary. I had read enough of the actual books to know this summary, itself, is quite haphazard. I am being generous to give it two stars.

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo|Key Concepts in 15 Min or Less [Book]  2017-11-17 18:1

    I love this small nugget! Such vital info to improving the quality of one's life through the harnessing of energy. Faaaaasscinating! This is a well-written summary, clearly outlining Marie Kondo's steps to tidy success. Man, it is alllll about visualizing and manifesting, isn't it?

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    Summary: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo|Key Concepts in 15 Min or Less [Book]  2017-11-17 18:1

    This fast read is a amazing motivational step-by-step tutorial in decluttering your house and life. Why wait to make a living zone you love?

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