Now that Marie Kondo has her own, popular TV show about her KonMari Method of tidying up, I can say I knew her when!
Okay, so I don’t actually know her, but I devoured her book and adopted (some of) her methods a couple of years ago. She forever changed the way I decide whether or not to keep something. She’s changing millions of peoples’ lives in a fundamental way. Marie is perfect for television. She’s tiny, adorable and even with a translator, her joy comes through.
Some viewers lament her rule of keeping no more than thirty books. I love books and we have lots but there probably are only about thirty that are really important to me. And I bought her book as an eBook, so it doesn’t count!
She also requires clients to thank their house for sheltering them and thank the clothing they give away. And she admits – thank goodness – that she doesn’t live in endless organized perfection. She has a young daughter so chaos is bound to erupt. Marie and I share a fundamental joy – we both love messy rooms because it means we’ll get to clean them up!
My review of the book and her methodology appear in today’s throwback post, along with the method I rely on most in my attempt to cut down on clutter and unnecessary stuff, HERE.