An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
“Just in time to make good on your New Year’s vow to get organized.” — The Washington Post
“If the first book was merely an introduction to Kondo’s radical philosophy, known as the KonMari method, the new one goes deep into the details . . . the result is inescapable: a home, and a vision of life, that truly sparks joy.” – ArchitecturalDigest.com
“Ms. Kondo delivers her tidy manifesto like a kind of Zen nanny, both hortatory and animistic.” – The New York Times
“. . . a literal how-to-heave-ho, and I recommend it for anyone who struggles with the material excess of living in a privileged society. (Thanks to Ms. Kondo, I kiss my old socks goodbye.) … To show you how serious my respect for Ms. Kondo is: if I ever get a tattoo, it will say, Spark Joy!” — Jamie Lee Curtis, TIME
“. . . her voice . . . is by turns stern and enchanted, like a fairy godmother for socks.” – The Wall Street Journal
“Reading it, you glimpse a glittering mental freedom from the unread/uncrafted/unworn, buyer’s remorse, the nervous eyeing of real estate listings. Life’s overwhelm, conquered.” – The Atlantic
“Kondo’s method really can change your life — if you let it.” — TODAY.com
“Its strength is its simplicity.” – The London Times
Marie Kondo’s unique KonMari Method of tidying up is nothing short of life-changing—and her first book, The Life- Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has become a worldwide sensation.
In Spark Joy, Kondo presents an in-depth, illustrated manual on how to declutter and organize specific items throughout the house, including an in-depth tidying encyclopedia delving into objects from kitchen and bathroom items to work-related papers and hobby collections. Userfriendly line drawings illustrate Kondo’s patented folding method as it applies to shirts, pants, socks, and jackets, as well as images of properly organized drawers, closets, and cabinets.
Answering all the questions fans have clamored for since the release of her first book, Kondo includes advice on how to handle moving and packing; approaches on teaching children how to fold; how to treat necessities that might not spark joy, and honing one’s sensitivity to joy both in the decluttering process and throughout one’s life. This book is perfect for anyone who wants a home—and life—that sparks joy.
About the Author: Marie “KonMari” Kondo is the #1 New York Times best selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which has sold more than three million copies worldwide. One of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2015, she and her method have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Good Housekeeping, the TODAY show, and Good Morning America.Related Posts: