Posts tagged with marie-kondo

Aug 7 2019

If it works, it works


This is probably the most interesting article I've seen about Marie Kondo's work: an essay in Business Insider about using the KonMari method to get rid of credit card debt. The author takes Kondo's tidying-up tips and applies them to her financial life, and the whole thing...

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May 23 2019

Grandparents take note


Marie Kondo is writing a children's book that ties right in with her overall mission: according to LitHub, it will be called Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship, and it will be...

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Jan 16 2019

Slow down, fellow book lovers


IndieWire just published an article about Marie Kondo's approach to books, which has inspired loads of online outrage from my fellow bibliophiles. Kondo has faced a lot of backlash in regards to her

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Dec 12 2018



Huh. There's apparently going to be a Netflix TV show about professional tidier Marie Kondo's work. I'm a little surprised there's a market for this, but I was a little surprised by the success of Ms. Kondo's book(s), too..

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Jan 5 2016

Joy, sparked


There's been a lot of discussion about Spark Joy, the companion book to Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. We reviewed Kondo's first book last year, and while we enjoyed reading it, the best organizational/tidying-up advice I've ever encountered...

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Jun 2 2015

My visits to Anthropologie usually spark irritation.


A few weeks ago, the New Yorker published an account of shopping with organization expert Marie Kondo, creator of the KonMari method and author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The essay...

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Jan 21 2015

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo


My birthday was this week, and my mother gave me a copy of Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. No, this was not a pointed hint—I have done some work as a professional organizer, and I am a huge, huge nerd, so my mom thought I would legitimately enjoy reading it...

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