Review of “the life-changing magic of tidying up” by Marie Kondo

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I am very excited as I am finishing up reading “the life-changing magic of tidying up”. It has truly inspired me to seriously discard unused, unwanted and broken items in our house in preparation of ‘down-sizing’. We are on the verge of starting to build our new home and new art studios and I have been struggling to go through our current home and begin to seriously ‘tidy up’ in preparation for staging it to show to potential buyers.

I have found the book to be both helpful and amusing. While I don’t plan on following all of the recommendations in it, it has certainly fired me up to ‘de-clutter’ our house, and I feel strongly that in so doing I will feel lighter and have a fresher outlook on life. I am committed to taking time once our new home and studios are built to really organize the new space so everything has a place and so we will have only those things that we truly love. This is one of the key points to “the life changing magic of tidying up” by Marie Kondo from Japan. She calls her method the KonMari method.

One of her views that I really enjoyed was the concept that even inanimate objects have energy, which can, in turn, affect our energy levels. She is an advocate of expressing gratitude and appreciation for all of our belongings and, in so doing, taking good care of them and providing a place for them. If we have too many items that are in disarray or jammed into the backs of closets or in boxes then it robs us of our clarity and energy over a period of time. I have certainly found that to be true for me. Thank you Marie Kondo for your wonderful book!

Marie’s book can be previewed and purchased here: Tidying up Please leave a comment below because I’d like to hear what you think.

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3 Responses

  1. Tony says:

    I think I need to take a really hard look at all the “stuff” I have accumulated in my studio/shop over the years. It’s going to be great having more space but I don’t need to clutter it up with bits and pieces I’ll never use.

  2. marie kondo says:

    Keep this going please, great job!

    • Kathy says:

      Thanks so much! I loved your book! I am trying to implement your suggestions as we prepare to sell our house and move to our new home.

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