Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up

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Author Kondo, Marie
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This #1New York Timesbest-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.<
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>Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?<
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>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).<
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>With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy (and which don't), this international bestseller 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.

Table of Contents
Introduction<
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>Why can't I keep my house in order?<
>You can't tidy if you've never learned how<
>A tidying marathon doesn't cause rebound<
>Tidy a little a day and you'll be tidying forever<
>Why you should aim for perfection<
>The moment you start you reset your life<
>Storage experts are hoarders<
>Sort by category, not by location<
>Don't change the method to suit your personality<
>Make tidying a special event, not a daily chore<
>Finish discarding first<
>Start by discarding, all at once, intensely<
>and completely<
>Before you start, visualize your destination<
>Selection criterion: does it spark joy?<
>One category at a time<
>Starting with mementos spells certain failure<
>Don't let your family see<
>If you're mad at your family, your room may be the cause<
>What you don't need, your family doesn't either<
>Tidying is a dialogue with one's self<
>What to do when you can't throw something away<
>Tidying by category works like magic<
>Tidying order: follow the correct order of categories<
>Clothing: place every item of clothing in the house on the floor<
>Loungewear: downgrading to “loungewear is taboo<
>Clothing storage: fold it right and solve your storage problems<
>How to fold: the best way to fold for<
>perfect appearance<
>Arranging clothes: the secret to energizing your closet<
>Storing socks: treat your socks and stockings<
>with respect<
>Seasonal clothes: eliminate the need to store off-season clothes<
>Storing books: put all your books on the floor<
>Unread books: “sometime means “never<
>Books to keep: those that belong in the hall of fame<
>Sorting papers: rule of thumb—discard everything<
>All about papers: how to organize troublesome papers<
>Komono(miscellaneous items): keep things because you love them—not “just because<
>Common types ofkomono: disposables<
>Small change: make “into my wallet your motto<
>Sentimental items: your parents' home is not a haven for mementos<
>Photos: cherish who you are now<
>Astounding stockpiles I have seen<
>Reduce until you reach the point where<
>something clicks<
>Follow your intuition and all will be well<
>Storing your things to make your life shine<
>Designate a place for each thing<
>Discard first, store later<
>Storage: pursue ultimate simplicity<
>Don't scatter storage spaces<
>Forget about “flow planning and “frequency of use<
>Never pile things: vertical storage is the key<
>No need for commercial storage items<
>The best way to store bags is in another bag<
>Empty your bag every day<
>Items that usurp floor space belong in the closet<
>Keep things out of the bath and the kitchen sink<
>Make the top shelf of the bookcase your personal shrine<
>Decorate your closet with your secret delights<
>Unpack and de-tag new clothes immediately<
>Don't underestimate the “noise of written information<
>Appreciate your possessions and gain strong allies<
>The magic of tidying dramatically transforms your life<
>Put your house in order and discover what you really want to do<
>The magic effect of tidying<
>Gaining confidence in life through the magic of tidying<
>An attachment to the past or anxiety about the future<
>Learning that you can do without<
>Do you greet your house?<
>Your possessions want to help you<
>Your living space affects your body<
>Is it true that tidying increases good fortune?<
>How to identify what is truly precious<
>Being surrounded by things that spark joy makes<
>you happy<
>Your real life begins after putting your house in order<
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>Afterword<
>About the author<
>Index