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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying : A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever - Marie Kondo

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying

A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever


Published: 15th April 2014
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Published: 3rd April 2014
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Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan's expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method.

The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once – and quickly. After that for the rest of your life you only need to choose what to keep and what to discard.

The KonMari Method will not just transform your space. Once you have your house in order you will find that your whole life will change. You can feel more confident, you can become more successful, and you can have the energy and motivation to create the life you want. You will also have the courage to move on from the negative aspects of your life: you can recognise and finish a bad relationship; you can stop feeling anxious; you can finally lose weight.

Marie Kondo's method is based on a 'once-cleaned, never-messy-again' approach. If you think that such a thing is impossible then you should definitely read this compelling book.

About the Author

Marie Kondo started reading housewives' magazines from the age of five and loved the order and beauty of the well-organised spaces she saw in them. Then, from the age of 15 she started studying tidying seriously. She started with her own bedroom and then moved onto her siblings'. Today she runs a highly successful business in Tokyo helping clients transform their cluttered homes into spaces of beauty, peace and inspiration.




It's a great self betterment book. Really encouraging and useful.

Byron Bay

Even if you are tidy this is worth a read


I am a pretty tidy person, but I've learnt a few nifty tricks already, and can see why this can precipitate larger change.

Melbourne, Australia


Life lessons well worth reading and implementing


This book is so much more than a guide to tidying up your house. It is quite simply about surrounding yourself with things that bring you joy in all areas of your life, starting with your home.



Practical and helpful


I read this book while I was moving and packing/downsizing. It helped me to get through some really hard decisions. I have also adopted many of the ideas into my life in general.



Its Title Says It All


As soon as I read the preview on Booktopia Blog I purchased this book. Its appeal to me is that it offers much more than just being tidy. The key question 'Does this bring me joy?' says it all and sums up the value of this book.

Adelaide, South Australia


A unique interpretation of an everyday phenomena


How to turn the mundane act of being better organised into a spiritual experience.

Brisbane, AU


Life Changing!


As a self-confessed messy person I struggle with keeping house and the usual strategies of cleaning a bit at a time or doing room by room doesn't work. This book has truly innovative and different ideas for practical tidying and decluttering.

Townsville NQ


My New Addiction


I am addicted to this book! It has changed my life.



Terrible. Watch a YouTube video or read a blog post.


I am fortunate that I bought this for an e-reader or I would be burdened with its physical form. This is not a book, it's a series of ramblings that are not up to the standard of a well constructed blog post. It has been beefed up so that it can be printed, bound and sold. While reading it, I suddenly realised why you can buy a variety of cheat sheets for this 'book'. Buy the short version, watch a few YouTube videos and you will be set. It is simply a piece about mindfulness and the articles written about it are far more insightful and interesting. The author reflects on her childhood experiences in detail and that would have been fine if I was an angst-ridden teenager with the mental capacity of a toddler. I am an angst-ridden adult and was dismayed at what passed for an epiphany in the author's life. This book is sexist throughout and badly written (or translated) so it's not even good as a gift...unless you want to offend your friends and family. If you're a stay at home house maker that loves old gender roles and have a very small brain, then you'll probably like it.



A very informative book


It is important to first read the book right through. After that Pick pot areas that you feel will help you straight away. Next take notice of the important details eg How to fold correctly and underline or highlight so that it is easy to find and refer to.



The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying

4.3 11


"Its strength is its simplicity." -- Richard Lloyd Parry * The Times * "All hail the new decluttering queen Marie Kondo, whose mess-busting bestseller has prompted a craze for tidying in homes across the world ... one proper clear out is all you need for the rest of your life." * Good Housekeeping * "Do I love it? If not, chuck it. Marie Kondo promises that by following her KonMari Method I will be a neatnik, forever ... I decide The Life-changing Magic of Tidying will become my bible." -- Brigid Moss * Red magazine * "[It is] enough to salute Kondo for her recognition of something quietly profound: that mess is often about unhappiness, and that the right kind of tidying can be a kind of psychotherapy for the home as well as for the people in it." * The Times * "The tidiness regimen prescribed by Japanese author Marie Kondo is a great idea. It's so great that maybe we need to expand its reach" * Guardian *

ISBN: 9780091955106
ISBN-10: 0091955106
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 15th April 2014
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1