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The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing / Marie Kondo ; translated from the Japanese by Cathy Hirano.

Kondō, Marie, (author.). Hirano, Cathy, (translator.).

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General Note:
"This English translation by Cathy Hirano first published in Great Britain by Ebury Publishing, an imprint of Random House UK, London."
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Storage in the home.
Home economics.
Large type books.
Genre: Large type books.
Large type books.

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up : The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up : The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
by Kondo, Marie
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Table of Contents

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up : The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Introductionp. 11
1Why Can't I Keep My House In Orderp. 19
    You Can't Tidy If You've Never Learned Howp. 21
    A Tidying Marathon Doesn't Cause Reboundp. 23
    Tidy a Little a Day and You'll Be Tidying Foreverp. 27
    Why You Should Aim for Perfectionp. 30
    The Moment You Start You Reset Your Lifep. 33
    Storage Experts Are Hoardersp. 35
    Sort by Category, Not by Locationp. 38
    Don't Change the Method to Suit Your Personalityp. 40
    Make Tidying a Special Event, Not a Daily Chorep. 43
2Finish Discarding Firstp. 49
    Start by Discarding, All at Once, Intensely and Completelyp. 51
    Before You Start, Visualize Your Destinationp. 53
    Selection Criterion: Does It Spark Joy?p. 57
    One Category at a Timep. 61
    Starting with Mementos Spells Certain Failurep. 64
    Don't Let Your Family Seep. 66
    If You're Mad at Your Family Your Room May Be the Causep. 69
    What You Don't Need3Your Family Doesn't Eitherp. 75
    Tidying Is a Dialogue with One's Selfp. 79
    What to Do When You Can't Throw Something Awayp. 82
3Tidying By Category Works Like Magicp. 85
    Tidying Order: Follow the Correct Order of Categoriesp. 87
    Clothing: Place Every Item Of Clothing in the House on the Floorp. 90
    Loungewear: Downgrading to "Loungewear" Is Taboop. 93
    Clothing Storage: Fold It Right and Solve Your Storage Problemsp. 95
    How to Fold: The Best Way to Fold for Perfect Appearancep. 99
    Arranging Clothes: The Secret to Energizing Your Closetp. 103
    Storing Socks: Treat Your Socks and Stockings with Respectp. 107
    Seasonal Clothes: Eliminate the Need to Store Off-Season Clothesp. 110
    Storing Books: Put All Your Books on the Floorp. 114
    Unread Books: "Sometime" Means "Never"p. 117
    Books to Keep: Those That Belong in the Hall of Famep. 122
    Sorting Papers: Rule of Thumb -Discard Everythingp. 125
    All about Papers: How to Organize Troublesome Papersp. 129
    Komono (Miscellaneous Items): Keep Things Because You Love Them - Not "Just Because"p. 136
    Common Types of Komono: Disposablesp. 139
    Small Change: Make "Into My Wallet" Your Mottop. 145
    Sentimental Items: Your ParentsÆ Home Is Not a Haven for Mementosp. 147
    Photos: Cherish Who You Are Nowp. 152
    Astounding Stockpiles I Have Seenp. 155
    Reduce Until You Reach the Point Where Something Clicksp. 158
    Follow Your Intuition and All Will Be Wellp. 160
4Storing Your Things To Make Your Life Shinep. 163
    Designate a Place for Each Thingp. 165
    Discard First, Store Laterp. 169
    Storage: Pursue Ultimate Simplicityp. 171
    Don't Scatter Storage Spacesp. 175
    Forget about "Flow Planning" and "Frequency of Use"p. 178
    Never Pile Things: Vertical Storage Is the Keyp. 182
    No Need for Commercial Storage Itemsp. 185
    The Best Way to Store Bags Is in Another Bagp. 189
    Empty Your Bag Every Dayp. 193
    Items That Usurp Floor Space Belong in the Closetp. 195
    Keep Things Out of the Bath and the Kitchen Sinkp. 197
    Make the Top Shelf of the Bookcase Your Personal Shrinep. 201
    Decorate Your Closet with Your Secret Delightsp. 203
    Unpack and De-Tag New Clothes Immediatelyp. 204
    Don't Underestimate the "Noise" of Written Informationp. 208
    Appreciate Your Possessions and Gain Strong Alliesp. 211
5The Magic Of Tidying Dramatically Transforms Your Lifep. 215
    Put Your House in Order and Discover What You Really Want to Dop. 217
    The Magic Effect of Tidyingp. 221
    Gaining Confidence in Life Through the Magic of Tidyingp. 223
    An Attachment to the Past or Anxiety about the Futurep. 226
    Learning That You Can Do Withoutp. 230
    Do You Greet Your House?p. 234
    Your Possessions Want to Help Youp. 238
    Your Living Space Affects Your Bodyp. 241
    Is It True That Tidying Increases Good Fortune?p. 244
    How to Identify What Is Truly Preciousp. 246
    Being Surrounded by Things That Spark Joy Makes You Happyp. 249
    Your Real Life Begins after Putting Your House in Orderp. 252
Afterwordp. 255
Indexp. 257
About the authorp. 267

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