The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing / Marie Kondo ; translated from the Japanese by Cathy Hirano.
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|Guilford Smith Library - South Windham||LP 648 KON (Text to phone)||34059144293913||Adult Nonfiction Large Type||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 1410484408 (hardcover : large print)
- ISBN: 9781410484406 (hardcover : large print)
- ISBN: 9781410484406 (hardcover ; large print)
- ISBN: 1410484408 (hardcover ; large print)
- Physical Description: 269 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
- Copyright: ©2014
"This English translation by Cathy Hirano first published in Great Britain by Ebury Publishing, an imprint of Random House UK, London."
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Why can't I keep my house in order? -- Finish discarding first -- Tidying by category works like magic -- Storing your things to make your life shine -- The magic of tidying dramatically transforms your life.
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). With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house "spark joy" (and which don't), this book 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.
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Library Journal Review
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up : The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
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Kondo's remarkably popular book about organizing your home follows the typical pattern of many self-help books: a counterintuitive claim, seemingly hyperbolic personal testimonies, and a case made for why you should follow precisely the steps and methods researched and recommended by the author. At heart, though, Kondo's book is an unusual thing-a relationship book about people and their possessions. Clothes, books, and mementos are all heavily anthropomorphized, and Kondo's coaching is about how to improve our relationship to our things, in part by keeping only the items that "spark joy." She extols listeners to appreciate their possessions and think about what each object "wants," whether that refers to function or how the items are stored, and gives detailed instructions on how to do just that. Emily Woo Zeller delivers Kondo's text with a quiet earnestness that suits this quirky little book. VERDICT Listeners with an interest in home organization and a tolerance for the idea that our possessions are full of feelings and energy are likely to enjoy this book, while more skeptical listeners might be put off by its more whimsical qualities.-Heather Malcolm, Bow, WA Â© Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.