The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever

Author: Marie Kond
Hardback

Japan’s expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo provides a step-by-step life-changing method for transforming space by tidying the home in the correct order, all in one go, and quickly. Left after this with only the simple choice of keeping or binning, more energy and motivation can be achieved in life overall. As well as solving a practical problem faced by many Brits, cultural interest in the Japanese way of life is guaranteed.

Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780091955106

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  1. 36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Devoured, 4 Jan. 2016
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    karenclondon (London, UK) –

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    Delightfully insane. I can’t believe I felt compelled to give it five stars. Yet there it is. All my things are folded upright and if yours aren’t, then I’m coming for them.
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  2. 948 of 979 people found the following review helpful
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    Brilliant. Honestly, brilliant., 15 Jun. 2014
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    A Shaw (London) –

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    This review is from: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever (Paperback)
    I am the opposite of a tidy person. I have kept all kinds of things for many, many years, for so many reasons. I have developed lengthy emotional attachments to bags of receipts. I have had five wardrobes with threadbare, holey, beloved and long-since non-fitting clothes bursting out of them.

    This book was a perfect read for me.

    I read the reviews, I was, frankly, scared. Or scornful. I thought, great, this is another one of those books where it tells me I’ll feel OHSOGOOD if I get rid of my beloved stuff. This book is going to wind me up the wrong way. It can’t possibly help. It won’t understand that I need a thousand books in piles on the floor! It’s going to mock my My Little Pony collection.

    It doesn’t. This book is adorable. Genius. It takes you by the hand and wades you through everything you own and just…lifts the weight of all of it, so much so that you realise you haven’t noticed just how heavy it’s been all these years. Kondo is so kind, so wise, and so very right about things, and with a gloriously Japanese edge of anthropomorphism, coupled with a slice of do-as-you-would-be-done-by that I found so incredibly helpful.

    By the time I was halfway through the read, I had reorganised my wardrobe exactly as Kondo recommends. It’s been three weeks and everything is just as I put it that day. It’s easy to get dressed. It’s stupidly easy to put things away. There are no heaps of clothes on any floor or shelf. This has never happened to me, not even since childhood. This is something I’m sticking with forever.

    When I’d finished the book, I was flying through drawers and boxes of unmentionable rubbish, able to really, clearly, easily see what I wanted – truly wanted – and what I didn’t. I’m so completely thrilled to have discovered this book. It really has changed my life. I’ve now given it to my partner to read, and they’ve also found it a revelation. Our home is already so much happier. And tidying is not a chore, or a fear any more. I couldn’t be more grateful to Marie Kondo if I tried, and I can’t recommend this book highly enough.

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