Enchanted with organizing since her childhood, Marie Kondo began her tidying consultant business as a 19-year-old university student in Tokyo. Today, Marie is a renowned tidying expert helping people around the world to transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and inspiration. She introduced the KonMari Method™ in her book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," a global phenomenon that has sold more than ten million copies in forty countries. The KonMari Method™ is inspired by a single question: Does this item spark joy? The answer points the way to a life filled only with the items we truly cherish.
Marie has been featured on more than fifty major Japanese television and radio programs as well as in Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London Times, Vogue Magazine, the Ellen Show, the Rachael Ray Show and many more. She has also been listed as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people.
Does It Spark Joy?
The KonMari Method™ is a state of mind – and a way of life – that encourages cherishing the things that spark joy in one’s life. Belongings are acknowledged for their service – and thanked before being let go, should they no longer spark joy. People around the world are drawn to this philosophy not only due to its effectiveness, but also because it places great importance on being mindful, introspective and optimistic.
The KonMari Method™
01 Commit yourself to tidying up
02 Imagine your ideal life
03 Finish letting go first
04 Tidy by category, not location
05 Follow the right order
06 Ask yourself if it sparks joy
The Power to Transform Lives
The decision to pursue what sparks joy extends far beyond its first application in home tidying: It often opens the door for greater self-discovery and fulfilment. After a thorough tidying session, one of Marie’s clients quit her job and started a new business. Another client shared that she felt comfortable inviting friends to her home for the first time. Yet another client declared she went through such a dramatic change – moving on from a relationship that no longer sparked joy – that it transformed her entire life.
Experience the magic, join the movement and be part of the KonMari community. Discover the KonMari Method™ through Marie’s books, and jumpstart your tidying journey with our Hikidashi Boxes. You can also contact a certified KonMari Consultant to have an expert guide you through the KonMari Method™ in your own home.
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