January 7th, 2016
Books

The Joy Of Tidying Up

I kind of missed the memo on Marie Kondo’s books.  By the umpteenth reference to them in fellow bloggers’ New Year’s resolutions posts, I decided it was time to get on the bandwagon. TBC.

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  • I feel like through your posts you are good at editing but I did read the first book and did the entire house…We don’t keep things just to keep them but it was refreshing going through other rooms and donating and clearing out games and kitchen things and decor pieces that were no longer bringing “joy” to our home. Have fun…its a bit addictive!

    Amy RichardsonJanuary 7th, 2016  9:32 PM

     
  • Ha, missed this post yesterday because I was in the process of a purge! I read her first book aloud to my family (portions) while on a road trip-I had them trapped. Since then we all have improved the general effort to prevent clutter, but we still haven’t finished the purging. It was/is so liberating to simply toss useless items and the immediate impact is wonderful. However, the donated items can be a little trickier. I found myself questioning whether anyone else will recognize how to launder the cashmere sweaters my daughter had outgrown. I heard a review of her second book on NPR and I’m sure it will be motivating, but I’ll borrow the book. There is one concept I encourage your readers adopt and that is her folding technique. My drawers spark joy for me every time I open them! My husband and housekeeper have all adopted the habit as well.

    KWJanuary 8th, 2016  6:40 AM

     
  • I am a disciple of Marie Kondo! I do have a “problem” with what brings Joy vs. sentimentality – Her folding technique is amazing!

    Lisa EastmanJanuary 8th, 2016  7:54 AM

     
  • Too funny – I just posted about my experience about how it did change my life.. today! I am a believer and it has done wonders for my drawers! as usual.. great minds.. 🙂
    Ridgely

    Ridgely's RadarJanuary 8th, 2016  8:00 AM

     
  • addictive it is!
    friends teach marie kondo’s techniques to children as young as 3 and that works miracles!!!!

    mariaJanuary 8th, 2016  8:10 AM

     
  • Marie Kondo is speaking at the 92nd Street Y in NYC on Friday, January 22 at 7:30pm. Loved her book. I cannot look at a pair of balled up socks without thinking they look like potatoes. She cured me of that habit.

    JackieJanuary 8th, 2016  9:14 AM

     
  • The book is inspiring. I have a high tolerance for clutter, this was a sanity saver when my three children were young, but not so much now. I love how she basically says we clutter because we just haven’t learned not to. No failure or character defect attached to it, just lack of experience.

    AprilJanuary 8th, 2016  9:31 AM

     
  • Read, loved and changed how I do everything at home on the organization front! Did a full review and a folding tutorial on my blog here! http://lindleypless.com/opinion/tidying-up/

    Lindley PlessJanuary 10th, 2016  11:25 AM

     
  • I didn’t buy it in the end – decided it would just be more clutter ,and so am now persevering with my own technique. TBC

    That's Not My AgeJanuary 10th, 2016  5:52 PM

     

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