Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Instaread


A must read to clear clutter

A must read to clear clutter

Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Instaread

I wish to thank Instaread for the opportunity to read the 15 minute summary and analysis of Kondo’s book free for my honest review.  Marie Kondo is a Japanese consultant specializing in tidying.  She shares her simple method of tidying along with a wealth of insights into clutter, including what causes it and what types exist.  It is helpful to know she shares her personal history which helped her create the KonMari Method of tidying.  The foundation of the KonMari Method is a thorough sorting of all items in the home, followed by discarding to reduce clutter, an concluding by choosing a place in the home for every item to be returned to. I recognized when she tells that to let go of items comes from anxiety about the future.  Sentimental items are seen as singing to the past.  These two must be overcome.  The best part is learning that by clearing your space will clear your mental space as well.  If any one item does not bring you joy, you need to let go of it.  This book could be useful to anyone at any age because her advice is detailed and practical enough to seem worth giving it a try.  © 2015 Jackie Paulson