The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

I have to admit that my first instinct was to ignore this book. The last thing I wanted was another condescending perfect little person telling me how I don’t know how to do something as basic as cleaning up around the house. Then I saw Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. She is so adorable!  

Not only does she seem genuinely happy to see people get a handle on their home situation, but she espouses an idea of tidying up that I can totally get behind. This isn’t just picking up around the house before you go to bed. Tidying up is understanding that we don’t need everything we’ve bought or been given, but she doesn’t ask or tell people to throw away everything as if their homes are full of trash. The choice has to do with joy and not whether or not you need it and to me that makes all the difference in her approach.

She also stresses that once you’ve tidied up once, you don’t need to do it again. We get all these things over the years that we just keep in the house for one reason or another and it all piles up and we try to organize when we should just be appreciating things and then letting them move on. She has a really interesting process and I do wanna try it some time. Yes, I’m one of those people that is sure I don’t have time right now, but I will find the time. Now, I recommend this book to anyone at all, especially people who have clutter problems. Or watch the show because Marie Kondo is adorable. Click here to add it to Goodreads.

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