Wanted to get this audiobook to listen to as I tidied, but the narrator is terrible—sounds like a computer, monotone and expressionless. I wish Marie Kondo would’ve chosen someone sweet and endearing to bring her words to life. Sad.
With insight and understanding of the psychological changes one experiences through the act of tidying Marie so eloquently sells the idea of everything in ones home to have its own home. Interesting concept with real world application I used immediately after reading.
It’s really life changing to get back to what our great grandparents knew. Taking care of each item you own, having a designated place for each item that’s easy to see and use and put back. Respecting the items while you need them and passing them on to others that need them when you don’t.
It’s a mindset that clears the way for great character.
I got the book how do I get the audio version? Do I have to purchase again?
Out of Stater
The concepts discussed in this book are interesting. I don’t know if I would say I look at inanimate objects and feel joy, but the message of the book is on point. The folding methods and storage ideas are awesome. I, as a single male, have found this a great read!
This book changed my entire life. You absolutely must read it! You TRULY probably don’t know how much you’re missing out on/ getting stressed about nothing until you read this. LOVE LOVE LOVE
Have you ever read those web ads that promise the secret to some such thing — weight loss, self-defense, secret to charisma in dating and business — only to read long-winded success stories that hide the technique for page after page until you get to the point where you have to make a purchase in order to reveal the secrets? Reading this book is kind of like that, except you already paid for it. The pages are filled with stories that kinda-sorta illustrate some substantial points, but then you get to the points that last maybe a sentence or two and are printed in bold-face. These are very useful but you can get to them by reading the chapter or section headings and then reading the bold-faced principles, skipping through tons of filler stories. Basically, the first step is to toss out all your unused, never-to-be used items, in a particular easy-to-hard order, and do it all at once rather than in short bouts spread over months. Your resulting collection of possessions will be much reduced,which will then simplify your organization. There are other useful points like folding and arranging your clothes, and so on, but they’re easily absorbed while skimming or skipping the stories entirely.
This lady is crazy, like actually nuts, but I bought into every main point she makes. My house and my life are in order and it feels JOYFUL. I am glad I read this and constantly am asking, does this spark joy?
Had some great tips and insights, but it could’ve been like a third of its length. Like a great article fluffed up too much.
I’m still a young man with a lot to learn and something has drawn to read book despite the fact that I haven’t read I’m almost 4 years. It has changed me and made me appreciate more of my thing, this “KonMari” method has changed the way I look at things everyday and pushes me to change my life.
Thank you Mrs. Mary Kondo
Listen, I’m not going to sit here and say this is for a typical person looking some quick tips. Now, that being said, anything in this book could be taken with a grain of salt and modified for someone looking for an extra push.
I am someone who is looking for a bigger push towards minimalism and this book had some really great suggestions. Like some other reviews, I also wish there was more focus on how to work with others if they aren’t quite on board with this view. This is lightly touched upon, but would be nice to be seen as a common theme in the book.
There are some views that may be more out there such as treating clothes or the home at personal, but hey, that is what was working for the author, and I definitely see the merit.
At points, I felt the book repeated over and over and over, which, I get. It is a book on tidying. It was a lot though.
Main take aways
-Declutter first, by category not by room
-Save personal items for last
-Go through items one at a time, saving only items that bring joy
-Only when things are decluttered completely, find a place for remaining items and know that then they shouldn’t need to find a new space
-Purchasing storage is not really a solution
All in all, I learned a lot and there were great ideas for cleaning and folding that I also look forward to putting into practice to make sure my home stays and enjoyable place to live!