Marie Kondo’s “Japanese decluttering book” has taken the world by storm. The book details the author’s philosophy about organizing and decluttering, and gives step-by-step instructions for decluttering one’s home. She calls her steps the “KonMari Method,” and promises that it will change the lives of those who follow it. Thousands of people say it has, but plenty have voiced skepticism. In Episode 22 of Edit Your Life, Asha and I touch on different aspects of Kondo’s approach, and share our reactions -- both positive and negative -- to her method.
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And here are links to things/people/resources we mentioned during the podcast:
- Minimalist Parenting
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
- Spark Joy by Marie Kondo (her follow-up book)
- Marie Kondo was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2015
- The Origin Story of Marie Kondo’s Decluttering Empire (The New Yorker)
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up -- With Kids (New York Times Motherlode blog)
- The Real Reasons Marie Kondo’s Life Changing Magic Doesn’t Work for Parents (Washington Post)
- Is It Possible To Declutter When You Have Kids? See Why Minimalist Expert Marie Kondo Says Yes (Pop Sugar)
- This Is How Minimalism Can Go Very, Very Wrong (Verily)
- Stuff, Junk & Things (Meagan and Sarah discuss the Konmari method this week as well on The Mom Hour podcast)
- Decluttering tips from 5 top organization experts: Which is best for you? (More on Konmari from Liz & Kristen on the Spawned podcast)
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