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Spark Joy (Illustrated) (Hardcover) (Marie Kondo)

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About the Book

"Tidying expert Marie Kondo's follow-up to her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is an illustrated master manual on her renowned KonMari Method with item-specific guidance and step-by-step folding illustrations"--Provided by publisher.

Book Synopsis

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The star of the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up helps you visualize your ideal lifestyle.

Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo has revolutionized homes--and lives--across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to usingher acclaimed KonMari Method to create a joy-filled home that works the way you need it to.

Spark Joy features step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. Kondo also answers frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep "necessary" items that may not bring you joy. With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, digital photos, and even building your own personal "power spot" in your home, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life.

Review Quotes

New York Times Best Seller

. . . the organization expert who dazzled the world with her Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is back with more spirit-rousing advice.
-- People

Just in time to make good on your New Year's vow to get organized.
-- The Washington Post

. . .perhaps the world's only decluttering celebrity.
-- The New York Times

If the first book was merely an introduction to Kondo's radical philosophy, known as the KonMari method, the new one goes deep into the details . . . the result is inescapable: a home, and a vision of life, that truly sparks joy.

If you wanted more from her first book, this is what you've been waiting for.
-- MindBodyGreen

In her new organizational how-to book, Kondo's mission is to help us identify what brings joy while simultaneously cultivating more of it.
-- Los Angeles Times

I'm an evangelist for Marie Kondo, the Japanese organizational guru whose unique tidying techniques have become a worldwide sensation. I've read both of her books and completed the full decluttering/reorganizing program in six months. In the last year, it has been my favorite thing to bring up to my friends, co-workers, heck, even distant cousins. I am obsessed, because it really has transformed my living space and shattered many of my bad habits related to tidying.
-- PopSugar

Kondo's way of anthropomorphizing belongings and paying them the respect of taking them out of the closet for a proper dismissal makes a big difference. . . . consider me a Konvert.
-- Chloe Malle,

From the perfect underwear drawer, to how to store socks, Marie Kondo is helping the world to properly (and lovingly) store their most beloved possessions, one fold at a time.
-- Bustle

Praise for Marie Kondo and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:

Ms. Kondo delivers her tidy manifesto like a kind of Zen nanny, both hortatory and animistic.
-- The New York Times

. . . a literal how-to-heave-ho, and I recommend it for anyone who struggles with the material excess of living in a privileged society. (Thanks to Ms. Kondo, I kiss my old socks goodbye.) ... To show you how serious my respect for Ms. Kondo is: if I ever get a tattoo, it will say, Spark Joy!
-- Jamie Lee Curtis, TIME

This book is a cult. A totally reasonable, scary cult that works, doesn't kill people (a bonus), but does drastically change your life. In this case -- for the better.
-- Buzzfeed

The most organized woman in the world.
-- PureWow

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

Reading it, you glimpse a glittering mental freedom from the unread/uncrafted/unworn, buyer's remorse, the nervous eyeing of real estate listings. Life's overwhelm, conquered.
-- The Atlantic

I can only describe the way I felt afterward as an organizational high. I had a sense of being more in control of my life than I ever had before, which inspired me to maintain the order in the months that followed. Not bad for a Sunday afternoon.
-- In Style

All hail the new decluttering queen Marie Kondo, whose mess-busting bestseller has prompted a craze for tidying in homes across the world . . . one proper clear out is all you need for the rest of your life.
-- Good Housekeeping (UK)

Kondo's method really can change your life -- if you let it.

Kondo challenges you to ask yourself whether each object you have is achieving a purpose. Is it propelling you forward or holding you in the past?
-- USA Today

Its strength is its simplicity.
-- The London Times

About The Author

Marie Kondo is a tidying expert, star of the Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and founder of KonMari Media, Inc.

Enchanted with organizing since her childhood, Marie began her tidying consultant business as a 19-year-old university student in Tokyo. Today, Marie is a renowned tidying expert helping people around the world to transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and inspiration.

Marie has been featured on more than fifty major Japanese television and radio programs as well as in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London, Vogue, Ellen, the Rachael Ray show, and many more. She has also been listed as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.1 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)
Weight: .7 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 291
Genre: Philosophy, Self Improvement, House + Home
Sub-Genre: Eastern / Zen, Cleaning + Caretaking, Motivational + Inspirational
Publisher: Ten Speed Pr
Format: Hardcover
Author: Marie Kondo
Edition: Illustrated
Language: English
Street Date: January 5, 2016
TCIN: 46776179
UPC: 9781607749721
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-0125
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
100% would recommend
6 recommendations

Spark Joy!

5 out of 5 stars
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Old school mom - 1 year ago
This book was perfect for reading after her first book. Spark Joy is life changing!
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The title says it all!

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SummerGal - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book is the follow-up companion to Tidying Up. After having finished reading Tidying Up and beginning the process of organizing my home, I decided to pick up this book. The author shares more fun stories about her experiences as a consultant and offers some additional tips and guides for completing the process. Like her other book, I read this book in one sitting. It is an easy read but worthwhile. It's amazing how two little words can make such a difference. If you have already read Tidying Up, I would highly recommend following up with this book. It'll help streamline the process a bit more, and strangely enough (given the topic), is a really fun read!
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Great reference

5 out of 5 stars
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RoyalDoultonProductExpert - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Liked it even more than her first book.
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5 out of 5 stars
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Verukas71 - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love Her! She is so helpful. Very good organizing advice.
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Great concept

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LAUrbanite - 8 years ago
"Only keep things in your life that spark joy." Amazing how two words, "spark joy," cut through the indecisiveness of life and help you navigate the clutter of your home--and then, the clutter of your life. Read Marie Kondo's first book, LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP. This is a sequel, and builds on the first.
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Joy to read!

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Mct29 - 8 years ago
This is even better than the original book! It gets you what you need to know about the concept of keeping things that spark joy and quickly gets to the practical tips on how to organize what you keep. Some of her organizing and folding techniques are not intuitive so the illustrations really help me. The first book had more about her and no illustrations. This will be a great resource on my de cluttering journey. Once you read the intro part, you can skip around to the sections for the room or items that you want to work on for the how to.
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