October Nonfiction Reviews: Tidying Up

Crystal Brothers

4 Stars

October 16, 2014

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 description:
Japanese organizational consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly declutter your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Whereas most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, the KonMari Method’s category-by-category, all-at-once prescription leads to lasting results. With detailed guidance for every type of item in the household, this quirky little manual from Japan’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help readers clear their clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home–and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire. 
I haven’t had the time (or motivation) to completely try this out, but the method certainly seems promising and I am looking forward to some fall cleaning and deeper decluttering for a more minimalist home. While I’m not sure all of her ideas will translate for us, she does have some great ideas for things like folding clothes, having a different mindset about belongings and decluttering, etc.