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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (Hardcover) (Marie Kondo)

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About the Book



This translation first published: Great Britain: Ebury, 2014.



Book Synopsis



#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The book that sparked a revolution and inspired the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo the original guide to decluttering your home once and for all.

ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE--CNN

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo's clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house "spark joy" (and which don't), this international bestseller will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home--and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.



Review Quotes



"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 lives up to its title: it will change your life."--B.J. Novak, People

"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

"The Japanese expert's ode to decluttering is simple and easy to follow."--Vogue

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

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

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

"How could this pocket-sized book, which has already sold over 2 million copies and sits firmly atop the New York Times Best Seller list, make such a big promise? Here's the short answer: Because it's legit. . . . Kondo's method really can change your life -- if you let it."--Today

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

"A brief and bracing practical guide to tidying up your home."--Financial Times

"[It is] enough to salute Kondo for her recognition of something quietly profound: that mess is often about unhappiness, and that the right kind of tidying can be a kind of psychotherapy for the home as well as for the people in it . . . Its strength is its simplicity."--The London Times



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 5.2 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 213
Genre: Philosophy, Self Improvement, Business + Money Management, House + Home
Sub-Genre: Eastern / Zen, Cleaning + Caretaking, Motivational + Inspirational, General
Publisher: Ten Speed Pr
Format: Hardcover
Author: Marie Kondo
Language: English
Street Date: October 14, 2014
TCIN: 16404467
UPC: 9781607747307
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-0143
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews
95% would recommend
20 recommendations

The magic of tidying up

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Old school mom - 1 year ago
I love it! So inspiring! I love how it’s about keeping what sparks Joy instead of only focusing on what to let go of.
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Declutter attempt

5 out of 5 stars
Lola - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Started reading it, so far so good. Hope it will change my life.
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2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Nope - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Very wordy. She could write much more simply and directly, but then her book would only be two pages long. She does have a few good tips.
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This sparks joy!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
SummerGal - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
I discussed this book years ago with a friend of mine when she purchased it as a new release. She told me how it would change everything, but at the time, I didn't really think I needed it. I've always had a bit of a minimalist attitude, make trips to donate unused items and gifts, spend for need (not wants) mostly, and am fairly organized. After watching the author on her most recent Netflix show, however, my interest was piqued. I read this book in one sitting and found her stories of how she became a consultant delightful. Inspired, I immediately went to work, implementing her suggestions, and honestly can't believe the difference. Tidying up has allowed me to re-organize my house into a space that I now actually like. Furthermore, it's re-organized my way of thinking. I would recommend this read to anyone. So many take-aways!
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4 out of 5 stars
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Sparkie22 - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
I would highly recommend this book! She is very knowledgeable. Gives her life story on top of many ways to help an individual through their life of tidying. Easily readable.
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Motivational

5 out of 5 stars
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KIM B - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
Amazing book, great ideas, much easier to part with clutter & things someone else could be blessed with Very freeing!
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
cathy - 7 years ago
The Writing: It's quite funny, I knowI evaluate books writing quite harshly, yet my own is not up to par as of this moment. For the most part, manga should be critique differently than novels in my opinion. Why? 90% of manga that I have chosen to read has always been good and has always captured my attention. Does it seem bias? I think so since I haven't picked up any that I don't like. I don't think there was a manga that I decided that I was going to read and not finished. I must say, this was not an exception to that. As like most comics, it was captivating, it was intriguing, it was everything a manga is and should be. It may not be to some, but manga I also noticed that I laugh out loud a lot to every manga that I have read. It has some human that I fairly enjoy. Side note: I was extremely excited when I saw this came out! I haven't read manga in so long and was please to stumble upon a mange over 6 years later! The Message: Tidying !!! In the best, light hearted way. It does give me inspiration as the rest of her other books. It makes me think every time I see an untidy corner or spot in my house. The message is clear and concise. The character has flaws that I have that I can relate to. The protagonist also have qualities that I quite admire. The Story: How did an author include a love story in tidying is beyond me! I still love and it want to continue more to see if there is chemistry between them! The Pictures: It's so cute! Who can't just start and want to see more? Read more I mean... :) RATING: 10/10
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Life Changing

5 out of 5 stars
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kate - 7 years ago, Verified purchaser
I read this book in a day! It is amazing. She gives thorough tips for tidying based on her own experiences and those of her clients. She breaks it down in a simple way that doesn't feel completely overwhelming. It's not so much a how-to to keep your house clean, but how to be liberated by letting go of possessions that you don't truly need & being organized. She explains how to let things go, especially items that you're emotionally attached to, and that's something I struggled with. This book is definitely worth reading.
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
SWalker - 7 years ago
Enjoying the book, let's me know that I have lots of work to do! I'm ready!!!
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
KTG - 7 years ago
Great little book, right size to carry if you are traveling. Must read if you are trying to "tidy" up your home and minimize your possession.
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Super service

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Love target - 7 years ago
I ordered & received the same week. It was so nice not to think about how long, it was here. I appreciate this very much. This book is a project and now I can start now instead of later. Thank you so much.
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Lovely Book

5 out of 5 stars
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EliR - 7 years ago
What a lovely book I highly recommend it, it really helps to put things in perspective & define what brings joy to you.
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5 out of 5 stars
1gr8rn - 7 years ago
Great to get started cleaning out things and delivering your home. Helped a great deal.
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Excited

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Mal2016 - 7 years ago
I'm pretty excited to use the concepts in this book to create an environment that is more calm and organized. Oddly, this copy of the book is bound up-side-down which messes with my head every time I pick it up - to start the book I have to turn it up-side-down and open the back cover - WEIRD. Wish it was properly bound....but does not, of course, affect content.
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Wish I had it years ago

5 out of 5 stars
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adrienne - 8 years ago
This book is simple to read and so incredibly helpful. BUY IT
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on my way . . .

5 out of 5 stars
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Casey - 8 years ago
A friend had mentioned this book several months ago. On a whim, I picked it up. I made the decision to finish the book before implementing it. It was the push I needed. I'm on my way to a "tidier" life.
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Truly life changing

5 out of 5 stars
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mollyhc - 8 years ago
Read this book. It really will change your life. It will help you to create a home you really love being in, and will guide you through each simple step in a way that will make it easier and more joyful than you ever imagined. This book is NOT about cleaning. It's about discarding things you don't love and finding the right places for things you do love, so that your home feels just the way you want it. I cannot recommend this book enough. It really is magical.
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Book

5 out of 5 stars
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April - 8 years ago
Gave as gift. Sister loved it.
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This book sparks joy for me!

5 out of 5 stars
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Mel - 9 years ago
From the soothing colors of the cover down to the last word, Marie Kondo has inspired those who are drowning in stuff with a simple and refreshing approach to getting organized. As a professional organizer I changed a few things in my own space and I adore Marie's perspective and philosophy as it aligns with mine. Buy this book only if you plan to read it right away!
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Love!

5 out of 5 stars
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Brenna911 - 9 years ago
Very inspiring! I love to be organized and this helped me organize my organizing! I also love how she allowed me to let go of the guilt of parting with things. Great book.
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