Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondos The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has revolutionized homesand livesacross the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. She also provides advice on frequently ...
|Title||:||Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up|
|Number of Pages||:||291 pages|
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up Reviews
Great method. My house is in relative order, but some things aren't practical with multiple small children. It's written mostly for people who live alone.
While the first one was my kick starter and has me inspired to clear,tidy and declutter my life, this book does a great job hitting on the finer points. How to break categories down best and when to part with items. I loved bits about keeping something you love just because. The idea of keeping a costume or something and even just wearing it around the house. I love it! Less wasteful! The using the nicer dishes or parting with them if they don't bring you joy, etc really is resonating with me. I ...more
If you are really serious about decluttering your life this book will give you the guidance you need. It should be something you've already thought about. It's not a book for people who love to be surrounded by a lot of stuff. Those people will just end up writing long reviews making fun of the book hoping for laughs from other people who don't get those who wish to live a more minimalistic life. The day we had to move my grandma from a 5 bedroom 6 bathroom home to a small condo was when I start ...more
First sentence: Life truly begins only after you have put your house in order.
Favorite quote: If you are confident that something brings you joy, keep it, regardless of what anyone else might say.
I give this book 3 stars only because I don't need it. I absorbed her first book and put much of it into practice. I am by nature very organized yet I still gravitate to all books, articles and Pinterest pins on organizing. I rarely find something to new try. Marie Kondō had lots of new things that she ...more
Before this book changed my life, my makeup products sat dangerously close to my skin care products blocking my vanity's now perfect energy. Also, as is typical for people with my blood type, I'd never considered the relief that comes with organizing my electronics by smell, or having the dignity to cover the faces of my stuffed animals with a cloth bag, before I throw them in the garbage. This is rectified and I've been transformed forever. The spirit of the universe moves within.
(Usefulness o ...more
The companion book to the KonMari method, with even more details about how to do all the things.
This tiny little book is meant to be read after, or in conjunction with, Kondo's bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Taken on its own/out of sequence, you can consider it the book to flip through to decide if you want to dive into the first book or not. However, it's definitely more logical to read these two books in order, since Spark Joy amplifies on the principles brought up in LCM.
Okay, so this second KonMarie book is even crazier than the first, and Kondo herself is a self-professed obsessive-compulsive who talks to underwear and thanks papers. Still, she is very good at motivating you to get off the couch and put some order in your house, and has a strong point in her instruction to keep only stuff that makes you happy. We in the West all have way too much stuff in our homes anyway, which should go to recycling or to someone who would be happy to accept it. On top of th ...more
An another great book from Marie Kondo. I'm feeling more excited and ecstacy on my way to becoming a Joyful guy.
Some favorite quotes and notes:
@The six basic rules of tidying
1. Commit yourself to tidying up
2. Imagine your ideal lifestyle
3. Finish discarding first
4. Tidy by category, not by location
5. Follow the right order: clothes, books, papers, komono (miscellany), and finally, sentimental items.
6. Ask yourself if it sparks joy
"Clutter accumulates when you fail to return objects to their desi ...more