The Konmari method of tidying
Marie Kondo is the founder of a decluttering and organizing philosophy called "KonMari". This method is centered on the belief that we can all create a more peaceful and joyful world through the "magic of tidying up". Learn more about the KonMari method by reading her NY Times best-selling book– and by working with me, Jenny, one of only a handful of US-based consultants trained in her method.
The KonMari Method is widely regarded as the most effective approaches to decluttering worldwide. It is based on ancient Japanese techniques and adapted for today's modern life-styles. 'The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up' by Marie Kondo, a NY Times best-seller which introduces the KonMari Method, has received international acclaim and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. Currently, the book is available in over 30 countries and the KonMari method is being put into action by readers who are "kondoing", or tidying up, their homes and lives.
Kondo's followers are drawn to the philosophy, not only due to its incredible effectiveness, but also because it places great importance and emphasis on being mindful, introspective, and optimistic. Belongings are acknowledged for their service, kept if they spark joy or thanks before being discarded if they do not.
“Ms. Kondo delivers her tidy manifesto like a kind of Zen nanny, both horatory and animistic."
The New York Times
"...the japanese expert's ode to decluttering is simple and easy to follow."
“… 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
“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.”