The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

by Marie Kondo

This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.

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 featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

Recent Reviews

October Nonfiction Reviews: Tidying Up

Crystal Brothers

4 Stars

I am all about learning how to declutter my home and life–yes I think they can be related! I haven’t tried and stuck with any one method, so I was excited to see that Ms. Kondo advocates a completely different method than most.From the…

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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: A Book Review

Michelle Morgan

5 Stars

I love the feel of a tidy home! I didn’t grow up in one and neither did Adam. It certainly doesn’t come “naturally” for us. We have spent years purging unnecessary stuff and each time is the wonderful result, a tidy home. We have…

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Tidying and Organizing!!

Michael Deutsch

4.5 Stars

The title of this book sounded very intriguing.  I would like to think I’m pretty tidy and keep things organized, then I look around, and not quite as good as I thought.  In her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:…

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Jill Ivy

4 Stars

I enjoyed reading this book.  I could identify a lot with Kondo as she shared her lifelong pursuit of tidyness and order.  I also like to organize and tidy and like to have a place for everything and everything in its…

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Creepy clean up!

Jessica Hall

3.5 Stars

I finished this literary offering with two overwhelming feelings - one of sadness that Marie Kondo had such a lonely childhood; the other, a renewed energy to pursue more order in my own home. Although the words sustained a bit of…

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