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The Magic of Tidying Up -Book Review

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up- Book Review

Book : The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Author -Marie Kondo

Genre Non-fiction,Self Help

My rating : 3/5

Plot summary:

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo's clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house "spark joy" (and which don't), this international best seller featuring Tokyo's newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home - and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.


Well, this was a kick start for my new year in books.

I am neutral about the book.
I agree on some points and disagree on some.
I should say, I totally agree with "Clutter is caused because of the inability to put the thing back to its place"
This is what my mother taught me years ago - to have a place for everything you own, and to put everything back back to its place.
I remember when my mom used to hide a shoe, because i never put my shoes back where they belong and they used to be lying on floor. And,I am glad my mom went to that extreme to teach me to put things back in its original place 😉
I also agree on :
Cleaning by category : But,only while cleaning for the first time.Later, you already know where everything belongs, so cleaning by room doesn't mean much different than cleaning by category.
But, I do not agree on cleaning my backpack everyday, when I will take the same things the next day to work.
Or, making your clothes stand on edges, clearly our storage system was not designed for that.
I also do not agree, that we need not clean everyday, the daily cooking, washing etc activities do need some level of dusting and cleaning.

All in all, it was not a bad read, but some places, the content felt more of a fiction rather than facts.But it definitely got me thinking on cleaning, at least for some days 😉

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