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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

By Marie Kondo
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up isn’t just a guide to decluttering, it’s a best seller that’s changed lives in Japan, Europe and the United States. The Wall Street Journal even called Marie Kondo’s Shinto-inspired “KonMari” technique “the cult of tidying up.” Kondo explains in detail the many ways in which your living space affects all aspects of your life, and how you can ensure that each item in it has powerful personal significance. By following her simple yet resonant advice, you can move closer to achieving your dreams.

  • Anyone who dreads cleaning their house
  • Anyone interested in how their surroundings affect their lives
  • Anyone looking for tips on how to be a more effective organizer

Marie Kondo has spent more than half her life helping people transform their cluttered homes into tidy reflections of their ideal lives. Her professional services and courses are so popular in Japan that people wait three months just to get an appointment. Her books have sold over two million copies and been the subject of a TV movie.


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