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Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing | Marie Kondo
This #1"New York Times" best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? 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 international bestseller 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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#bfcr2 midweek update and photo challenge post! Good week so far. This book has helped me a TON. I‘m in the process of more cleaning, but these shelves use to have a double row of books & more clutter 😂 Having a clean space around me helps me better focus on things like fitness, nutrition, even relaxing with a book. Clutter stresses me out! @KathyWheeler @Emilymdxn @RachelO @Megabooks @cobwebmoth @Trashcanman @wanderinglynn @TheEllieMo

TheSpineView I hate clutter and feel out of sorts when my house is messy. 1w
Cortg OMG! I‘m in the same boat. We moved all of our bedrooms around last week! Kid 1 went to the guest room downstairs, kid 2 went to kid 1‘s room and the guest room went to kid 2‘s room. I COULd NOT EVEN THINK STRAIGHT with the chaos. I‘ve take 2 loads to Goodwill and sold a few things. Peace is slowing starting to settle back in. (edited) 1w
cewilf @TheSpineView yes!! These shelves are driving me insane at the moment 😂 @Cortg I recently brought a few bags of clothes and boxes of books out of the house, it feels so good to get rid of things sometimes! 1w
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wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 👍🏻 1w
Megabooks That‘s fantastic! I‘m glad it‘s helped you. 👍🏻👍🏻 1w
KathyWheeler Clutter drives me nuts too even though my house is a little cluttered. 1w
cariashley I loooooove getting rid of clutter! 🧹 1w
cobwebmoth Clutter stresses me out, but I live with 3 people that create clutter everywhere they go so I'm trying to find a way to cope. 1w
marleed I have a ‘library wall‘. On one of the shelves I created my own internal LFL of books. I keep a few books in a box in my car and donate to LFLs when parking allows. But while I‘m waiting to donate that shelf is available to friends and family. Two friends loaded up yesterday! 1w
Lady_Tigana_20 I love her books. She is the only person who ever really motivated me to deal with my mess. I redid my closet and folded my son‘s and my clothes—way better than the stuff-it-in-drawer method I had been using. 😂Books are next on the list. 1w
RachelO I‘m gradually getting better at reducing clutter (cluttered is probably my default, but it doesn‘t mean I like it!) - sounds like I should actually read MK one day. Congratulations on a good week! 7d
cewilf @marleed that‘s such a great idea!! 6d
cewilf @Lady_Tigana_20 folding clothes was the easiest step for me...books and papers are forever in progress 😂 6d
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Some great laughs skimming through this book but ultimately it didn't bring me joy...so... You lost me at how to fold everything. Single or married I'm just not sure 75% of this book could be realistically kept up from day to day.

marleed Yea, that folding thing... 2w
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Marie Kondo has a wonderfully unique perspective on how to take care of the things we own. She has such respect and gratitude for everything, and she truly tries to remind people to be intentional about the things we owned. The book got repetitive at the end, but it was wonderful overall. Her ideas have come in handy while I'm cleaning my room! 😊

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I just cannot imagine Marie Kondo being ruthless 😂

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Not as eye-rolling as I thought it would be so this was between a Pick and a so-so for me.
She has her view point and even though I do not think I will be implementing all of them, I am trying to keep an open mind and try it "her way" to curb the hoarder in me. ?
Filing this under "Something Written by a POC".

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Oh, Marie Kondo, you are full of good advice but this is just crazy talk. Why would I put my clean dishes out where bugs could walk on them and dirt will blow onto them?!

Aseleener Yeah, and does it not ever rain where she lives?! 1mo
Mamashep @Aseleener right? There are some mighty strange ideas in this book but this one might take the cake. 1mo
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Next #audiobook lined up. Not too sure about this but hopefully I won't roll my eyes too much. 😂😂

gradcat I desperately need to read this book!! 😂 1mo
Smarkies @gradcat I think I need it too but hopefully it won't be too frou frou. 😂😂 1mo
gradcat 😂🤣🤣😂😅 1mo
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StayCurious There‘s a great James Corden sketch where he goes into a couple‘s house with John Claude Van Dam. Anything that doesn‘t bring the couple joy is destroyed in a hilarious way😁 1mo
Smarkies @StayCurious oooh I should look that up. 😂😂 1mo
BiblioLitten @StayCurious The video has been stacked! 😁 1mo
Smarkies @StayCurious that video is hilarious! 1mo
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Honestly this book was just so-so for me. I much prefer her Netflix series and am quite happy that I watched it before reading the book, had it been in reverse I probably wouldn‘t have watched the show. While there are moments in the book that I enjoyed overall I felt it was repetitive and impractical. I definitely don‘t see myself (or anyone I know) drying their dishes out on a porch or veranda.

jb72 I wondered if the book got lost in translation. I read the book then watched the show. I felt the show really held up better than the book. 1mo
xxjenadanxx @jb72 that or maybe just a cultural differences. 1mo
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We are moving soon, and I just gave 200+ books to the junk haulers to take away. A lot of those were TBR, but I created a list on Goodreads to track books I‘ve given away. Now I can use this as a reminder list for Scribd and the library. Anyone else tried this?

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I have very mixed feelings about this one. On one hand, I did not connect to the more spiritual elements of the book, that‘s not how my brain works. On the other hand, I did like the method of going through all you have in a category, like clothes, at once in one big day of sorting. I usually don‘t clear out clutter like that and it sounded like a good idea.

wanderinglynn What an adorable face! ❤️🐶 2mo
SarahHarts_books Aww love da pup pup!! 💖💖💖 2mo
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I‘ve been reading this book each morning over my coffee and it is perfect to dip in & out of. I‘ve read a lot of self help books lately and this one has been the most helpful. So far I have got rid of 11 bin bags of stuff, 4 boxes of books, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers! I feel so much better already. It has completely changed my perspective on my possessions. I love this book!!! 😍

Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Thank you so much Helen for sending me this book! I‘ve been going through a lot lately, trying to find a new job etc and this really has been a game changer! 😲 👍🏻 #jbuk 3mo
gradcat I‘ve really got to get on board with Marie Kondo...I need to get rid of LOADS of...just...stuff! 3mo
RachelO 👍It‘s satisfying, isn‘t it? 3mo
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Crazeedi Your post has almost convinced me to get this book, I have so much I need to toss and declutter 3mo
Caroline2 @gradcat me too! She is my new best friend! 😁 3mo
Caroline2 @Crazeedi I highly recommend it. It‘s a lovely little easy read and she comes at it from such a fresh perspective. I‘ve been trying to declutter for months and getting no where. But since I‘ve used her approach I am finally getting on top of it all. 👍🏻 3mo
Caroline2 @RachelO I‘ve found it really emotional to be honest and I‘m still in the chaos stage but hoping in the next couple of wks to get to the satisfied stage. 👍🏻 3mo
squirrelbrain Glad it‘s helping, but sorry you‘re going through so much upheaval at the moment... hopefully you‘ll start to see the light at the end of the tunnel soon.... 😘 3mo
Crazeedi @Caroline2 that's very encouraging!! 3mo
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I really didn‘t expect this book to teach me anything, but I am learning plenty!!! And it‘s entertaining ... pick it up and read it if you haven‘t.

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Did some shelf purging today! Donated these two stacks to the local library 😊 I try to cull my shelves 2/3 times a year.

DivineDiana 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻Cheers to you! I have a hard time letting go! 😉 3mo
Emilymdxn I love letting books go out into the community and thinking of how many more people get to enjoy them! Better for those trees to reach as many people as they can than languish in my bedroom I always think. It can be so hard to let go though, so wel done! (edited) 3mo
Reviewsbylola I need to do this! 3mo
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Blaire I did this for my kids books recently! So nice to have only their favorites on shelves and room to buy new ones! 3mo
Cinfhen I totally agree @Emilymdxn I don‘t feel a need or attachment to hold unto books! I much rather see them out on the wild ❣️ 3mo
Cinfhen And it does feel good @Blaire to clear up room for new books 😛 3mo
Cinfhen You DID a BIG #BOTM purge @Reviewsbylola I know because I scored a book or two 😘 3mo
Cinfhen I know you‘re a true book saver @DivineDiana but I think you really have a sentimental attachment that I don‘t have with books 3mo
TrishB I need to do this but doubt I will! 3mo
Cinfhen You may be receiving some books I purged @TrishB 😉I thought I‘d take my chance and see if any were to your liking 🤞🏼🤞🏼and of course after I sealed up the package I realized I forgot an item I bought u in Florida 😩I always do that!!!! 3mo
TrishB I always do that too! I save for next time. Remember how long the Rome bookmarks remained hidden 😁 3mo
kspenmoll I do this every spring to donate to library sale. Amazing what I have acquired!!! 3mo
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4.5/5⭐ Some claims Kondo makes seem far-fetched, but overall I adore her approach to decluttering and finding joy in your possessions. The gem in this book for me is her transparent discussion of how she initially started in tidying, what methods failed for her, and why.

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I don‘t keep books if I didn‘t love them. My problem isn‘t books I‘ve read, it‘s the stacks I‘ve purchased after 2.5 years on Litsy and an ever-increasing Mount TBR.

I am letting go of some possessions I haven‘t used in years. This will hopefully make room for all of those potentially joy-sparking books! Greater happiness? Yes, I am here for it!

(PS: Chill out. That “30 books” people keep writing about was just a suggestion!)

JenFowler I would looove a bookshelf filled with only my 5 star rated books. #newgoal Why have I never thought of doing this? 4mo
kstadt929 We keep one of our bookshelves for books by our favorite authors...we need a second one though! 😋 4mo
Lovesbooks87 I don't have an issue with giving up the books I have read. Even if I love the book I still give it away. My issue is all the books that I haven't read! But I just keep buying them! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 4mo
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Was anyone else skeptical of Marie Kondo‘s take on tidying up? I was, but her new Netflix series “Tidying Up” piqued my interest. So, I checked out Marie Kondo‘s audiobook, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” on Libby. By the time the introduction was over, I found myself folding laundry Marie Kondo style into little rectangles that stand up on their own. Read more: https://pickingbooks.com/blog/marie-kondo-konmari-method

wanderinglynn I haven‘t tried it. But a friend of mine did and said she freed up an entire drawer by using the Kondo folding technique. 4mo
PickingBooks @wanderinglynn It does save so much space. I was actually keeping all my pjs and athletic wear in my nightstand before I started folding this way. Now it all fits in my dresser with room to spare. 4mo
wanderinglynn I will have to try it. I have a ton of t-shirts that take up way too much space now. 4mo
PickingBooks @wanderinglynn Go for it! 🙌😁 4mo
DGRachel I do this for t-shirts. I didn't even realize it was her thing. It was something my mom showed me. I like it because it makes it so much easier to see the t-shirts to pick out the one I want. :) 4mo
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Everyone does household chores with a cat on their shoulders, right?
Kudos to Mr. Jane for helping out while I worked on my knitting. Stoney is also monitoring from the floor. #catsoflitsy

JSW 😍😍😂😂😂 4mo
RadicalReader Cats are very particular 4mo
Tanisha_A 🤣 4mo
tammy_sue 👌🏻😂😂 4mo
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It didn‘t take reading this book to realize I have much tidying I need to do in my life. Not sure if I found reading this to be inspirational, motivating or overwhelming. I did appreciate her recommendation for approaching tidying and was grateful for her encouragement for letting go of things without feeling a sense of loss or guilt in releasing the extra stuff. For me the process will have to be slower than the author recommends though.

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sprainedbrain 😂 5mo
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Loooooved this. I literally only read it because people were being dicks about Marie Kondo saying you should get rid of your books, and I actually ended up finding her advice incredibly heartfelt and practical. I have her other books on hold with the library, I'm planning on watching her show, and I am working on a full review for my blog. Also the writer and translator are both women, so it works for #readharder

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Who‘s read it?

DivineDiana 🙋‍♀️ 5mo
Desha Still thinking about whether to read it or not all this time since it‘s been hyped...the part about books...cannot. limit. books. 🤣❤️📚📚❤️ 5mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 5mo
ELH @Eggs ty! 5mo
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We have to clean out our basement this weekend, and I‘m having a hard time deciding what to do with these books, largely from my childhood.

SamAnne Keep them. Or give them to a child you know? I wish i had kept more of my childhood books. 5mo
thebluestocking @SamAnne Thank you for the perspective. I do want to have some of them. But maybe not all of them? It‘s tough. 5mo
Emilymdxn I have a system for sorting childhood books! Idk if I‘ll work for you but I always think to myself, would it matter in the future for me to have this exact copy again, or just to be able to get hold of a copy? If I know I‘ll value having my exact copy for emotional reasons I keep it. If I‘d just like to know I could find it again, I check if it‘s still in print, keep careful record on LibraryThing so I don‘t forget it and give away. 5mo
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Emilymdxn I get emotional giving books I loved away and don‘t get rid of important gifts, books that were my ‘first‘ anything, books with writing in them. But I also love the feeling of giving books away and knowing those trees and resources are keeping having a role in the world, reaching new people and being loved by ppl who can‘t afford new books. One of the best bits of reading for me is giving them away 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wish I had all of my childhood books now 😭😭😭 5mo
BarbaraBB @Emilymdxn great system 💕 5mo
thebluestocking @Emilymdxn Thats a great system! I‘ve shuttled these down a little with that in mind. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. ❤️ 5mo
thebluestocking @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I definitely am glad that I have these, but the number is a bit overwhelming sometimes. 5mo
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB Isn‘t it? 5mo
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When your bestie does #mariekondo and you get all your books in return and even some new ones... #sorrynotsorry

Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 what a sight! 5mo
Cathythoughts Interesting 5mo
Sarah83 @Kalalalatja definitely... Want to see what's inside? 5mo
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Kalalalatja Of course! 5mo
rubyslippersreads @Sarah83 @Kalalalatja I can‘t wait to see what‘s inside! 😊 5mo
SilversReviews Yes...show us the inside. 😊 5mo
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I'm enjoying this more than I expected to, and there is no added clutter because I found an audible version on archive.org! We moved in July to a smaller home and we're still trying to make it all fit. It's time to purge larger scale to make way for the lifestyle and future we desire.

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Yay!! We got rid of only about 25 games and puzzles, and kept about 115 or so. But — some of the ones we got rid of were bulky. And everything fits so well now! 😍

This tidying up thing is kind of addicting. I was just walking by the fridge and randomly tossed 5 magnets because they didn‘t spark joy. 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ #KonMari

Wife Great job!🌹 5mo
Avanders Wow!! Looks great! 👏🏽👏🏽 5mo
tessavi Splendor ❤️ 5mo
heidisreads We love board games! 5mo
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I was inspired to do some auditing of my bookshelves after reading this recently. Not on KonMari level, but it‘s a start. 38 books are headed to the used bookstore with a little help from the home crew.
Bowie was diagnosed with oral cancer last week and isn‘t feeling great after the biopsies, which is why he‘s supervising from his carrier. Send good vibes his way if you‘ve got the time!! 😻 #Bowie #Lennox #catsoflitsy #cancersucks

squirrelbrain Sending love to Bowie - poor little man.... Hope you‘re Ok too ❤️ 5mo
Smrloomis Ouch 😣 hope he feels better soon! 5mo
TrishB Hope Bowie is doing ok💕 5mo
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kezzlou85 Sending love and hope he's better soon. 💜 5mo
Moony Sendind catlove!!!!! 🐈❤ 5mo
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What happens when you KonMari your kids‘ books with the help of an 8yo and 5yo? It gets a little messy and chaotic... but in the end you get rid of 159 books!!

Which still leaves 698 kids‘ books in the house... plus the ones I know we have loaned out... we have under 750 now though! Which is pretty good since we were well over 900. 😂😳❤️📚 But now they all fit on the shelves, with only two small boxes of seasonal books up in the closet!

MelissaSue81 That is awesome! I stored most of the picture books they‘ve outgrown, but now we are just swamped in paperbacks that will never get read or reread. I am ready to ditch some. 5mo
Cortg Wow! That is A LOT of books! You have some very lucky readers! 5mo
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 5mo
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quanners Hey can you help we weed out some of mine. I‘m at 1721! Most of which are on the steps in bags at the moment. 5mo
BiblioLitten What a paradise! 😍 5mo
Soubhiville Wow! 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s is fantastic! 5mo
Godmotherx5 Amazing. You must feel great to have tackled that chore. 5mo
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Kid book day.... #wishmeluck!! 😆😆

Stephuhhnieee I LOVED There‘s a Monster In My Closet! 😍 6mo
Texreader Looks a lot like my kids‘ book piles. 6mo
Savedbygrace I spy Nancy Drew 😍 5mo
howjessreads We definitely have some classics! @Stephuhhnieee @Texreader @Savedbygrace ! 5mo
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For real tho!! #repost from Reeses book club on insta

Bookladylinda 😂 6mo
RachelKingdom How dare anyone call books clutter!! 😱😱 6mo
SquidgetsRoom Agreed @RachelKingdom 🙈🤬😳 6mo
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CorLie Obviously. That thirty-first book really needs to go on a second nightstand... 6mo
Vivlio_Gnosi Can we all just agree that "experts" who recommend that you declutter by removing books clearly needs better books?? 6mo
Cedricsmom Marie Kondo can bite me! 📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 6mo
GerardtheBookworm No, let's start the Swedish Death Cleaning thing. Throw all that sh*t away! Burn it! 6mo
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THIS! #antikondo #donttellmetogiveupmybooks (Plus I ❤️ the BBT.)

Found on the Girls With Books Facebook page.

tracey38 Love TBBT!!! 6mo
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Don‘t miss our Marie Kondo-inspired booklist! 5 books to help you tidy up 🛁

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Soubhiville Ooooo, cool shoes! 6mo
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Here's a small portion of my bookshelves that I'm Marie Kondo-ing today. I'm not going to the extremes that she suggests, but after a decade in this house, it's time for some tidying. (Not all the shelves are quite this messy, I promise. No need for an intervention just yet)

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This has been on the tbr pile for aaaages. Probably since not long after it came out. But since the Netflix series has everyone talking about her at the moment, I figure now is the time to read it so I can have an informed opinion!

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While I‘m not sure I‘ll do the full KonMari method, I did enjoy reading this book. It rang true in a lot of ways for me, and I‘m certainly going to be doing some tidying over the next little while!

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I‘ve also got this on the go already. If anyone needs to have a good old clear out of their flat it‘s me! 😂 I‘m awful for holding on to loads of useless crap that I‘m never going to use!


Wont be able to do the 24 in 48 this weekend because I'm working but will try the 24 before Monday. Plan includes The life changing magic of tidying up, rueful death and either the thin woman or mrs miracle.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're loving it here so far 📖💙 6mo
audraelizabeth It made some excellent points but other than clothes I'm bad about getting rid of things. 6mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!!💜❤️💙 6mo
audraelizabeth Thank you 6mo
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@EadieB thanks for the tag... I made a few changes to the options... your turn to answer!

Ange44 Mine would be literary fiction, mystery and YA! 6mo
Minimalgrl Ok ... mystery. Historical non fiction and...science nonfiction!!! 6mo
C.Perone Horror, historical, science fiction 6mo
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EadieB Mystery/thrillers, historical Mystery, literary fiction (edited) 6mo
Lizpixie This is hard! I think Mystery, Science Fiction & Fantasy. 6mo
Soubhiville Easy for me: Hist Fic, Lit Fic, And Fantasy. 6mo
Sweetkokoro Fantasy, Graphic Novel and Historical Fiction, Fantasy was the easiest for me to choose haha. 6mo
LeahBergen Hmm... Lit Fic, Hist Fic, and Historical Non Fic. 6mo
LeahBergen No, wait! I need Biography! 😆😆 6mo
Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen the pain is real 😂🤓😂 6mo
Gissy Mystery, historical fiction, fantasy 6mo
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As a result of the Netflix show I picked this book up because I felt inspired to tidy my own room and wanted to get to know more about the KonMari method. I reaaaally feel like this approach Marie Kondo has towards your belongings is wonderful and eye-opening, being mindful and appreciative is what it's all about to me. I thoroughly enjoyed this and will definitely use this method to see how it fits me!

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To me that seems silly and judgmental. I really am having a tough time relating to this author. This section on books is bringing to light as to the backlash Ms. Kondo has been getting from the biblophilies of the world.

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Wait! Whaaa??? Nope MY socks are inanimate objects. I am not sure were Ms. Kondo gets her magical socks at.🤔🤤😮

AmyG I tried to read this. I could write this book. “Be neat. How much sh** do you really need? The End”. 6mo
TrishB @AmyG 😂😂 she got a lot of publicity and money for saying it!! 6mo
AmyG @TrishB right???? Go figure. 😳 6mo
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Gina @AmyG @TrishB what I do not get is how she has such high reviews. She comes off as pushy and jugmental. 6mo
AmyG My daughter loves her Netflix show. I think....she got lucky. Good for her. 6mo
Gina @AmyG I am open minded so I will check it out. There was another author that I did not like her book but her ted talk was aces! Sometimes I find people are better speakers than writer's. And I truly believe a book is a personal journey that speaks to everone differently and I respect others opinons. 6mo
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So I am 20 pages in and feel like I am watching (reading) an infomercial. I have an advertising degree and know when someone is selling not giving me advice. The eye roll factor was high for me and I was not disappointed from some of the Good Reads reviews...

Any thoughts from my Listy village?... good or bad... I will say I do respect that her overall rating was high for this book and books are a personal journey for each person...

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Yep! I found this much-talked-about book at a #BookCrossing meetup today. The author has been a target of amusement by my book-loving friends. The BookCrosser who passed along this book to me said that the chapter about #books makes the author sound like a hater of books. I want to read this book for myself and make up my own mind about this. If my house gets tidier while I read this book, all the better. Haha!

Dogearedcopy I read it when it first came out a couple of years ago and did the first section on clothes. It's actually a very effective way to cut through hoards of clutter and I was able to clear out my closets! BUT the second part is about books and I just couldn't get onboard so that's where I stopped. 6mo
SqueakyChu @Dogearedcopy I‘m curious to see what effect it will have on me! It‘s not going to touch my thousands of books because I‘m an avid BookCrosser as well as a #LittleFreeLibrary steward so books literally come into my house almost daily! (edited) 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm I tried to follow as closely as I could on the clothes. It‘s very effective and I‘ve been maintaining the method up to today. 👍 6mo
SqueakyChu @erzascarletbookgasm That part about clothing, which I just finished, does sound good. I might try some of her ideas. I‘m pretty good about getting rid of clothes I don‘t use. I hate shopping for clothes so I don‘t usually accumulate too many of them anyway. (edited) 6mo
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I finally watched Marie Kondo‘s show after seeing people having so many different opinions about it and I gotta say I really like it! It‘s making me feel inspired to sort through books and keep things im excited to read/reread/look through.

I like the idea of everything I own being valued, beautiful or challenging. I want the books I‘m done with to go to other people, get the most value out of those trees sacrifices‘ (tree hugger lol).

Allydanielle88 I completely agree. I absolutely loved it and it's made me look at my books and other objects in a different way 6mo
Emilymdxn @Allydanielle88 that‘s great! I feel like everyone I‘ve seen on Facebook really disliked the approach to books and I was worried everyone would disagree with me! 6mo
Tamra I too only keep special books, but I wouldn‘t ever set a number for me or anyone else. 6mo
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Allydanielle88 @Emilymdxn yeah I noticed that but when I watched the show she never said to get rid of them but to keep the ones that bring you joy. I think it's fine if people disagree with this lifestyle but it's also okay to live this lifestyle. Either way we all love our books at the end of the day. 🙂 6mo
Emilymdxn @Tamra no I don‘t think I could set a number, and if I could it would be in the thousands! I wouldn‘t tell someone else to get rid of books cause that‘s so personal, for definite 6mo
CouronneDhiver It‘s a lot to ask of a consumerist society to give up acquiring/keeping their “stuff” but I think it‘s a breath of fresh air. No harm in considering the pros and cons of a different lifestyle. Worst case scenario is further developing your critical thinking skills. 6mo
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I started reading this book 3 YEARS ago! When I got to the chapter “Books to keep” I put it down. I couldn‘t skip past it but I knew whatever she had to say would be crap. I. Was. Right. She ripped pages out of books to keep phrases, sentences, paragraphs that moved her? If the whole book didn‘t bring her joy give it to someone else. I know I‘m fixating but honestly WTF. I‘m the one who will be crushed to death by my tbr pile. Happily.

BookishMarginalia I agree. That is crap advice. 6mo
BridgetteM My jaw is on the floor. What?!!! 😮😤 6mo
Chelleo What a waste. She could just have easily taken a photo of the pages and gave the book away to someone who could enjoy it. This method ruins it for others. (edited) 6mo
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laurenslibrary I find her whole obsessive organizing lifestyle disturbing. Why can't I have things? Why can't things be a little messy sometimes? Let me live my life! 6mo
KathyWheeler I also have a problem with her statement that the moment you first encounter a book is the right time to read. Sometimes it really isn‘t; sometimes the right time for you to read that book is years after you first encounter it. 6mo
OrangeMooseReads That is a complete waste. She could have just typed them out and donated the books. (edited) 6mo
mcctrish @BookishMarginalia I can‘t believe the surge in craziness about this book, like I said I started it 3 years ago and then hit a road block 6mo
mcctrish @BridgetteM I wasn‘t expecting it at all 6mo
mcctrish @Chelleo she starts with writing down her favourite passages in a notebook “40 books and that is too much work” then she is going to photocopy, again too much work ( #what), then it‘s ripping and gluing and again to much work so just rip and file. Honestly why does she have anything at all 6mo
mcctrish @laurenslibrary she says at one point, something to the point of “when I was pursuing perfection in the field of tidying” and alarm bells went off for me. 6mo
mcctrish @KathyWheeler I totally agree! When you read a book is sometimes more important than how ‘great‘ the book is 6mo
mcctrish @OrangeMooseReads first she tried writing them copying, apparently copying was even more work 🤦🏻‍♀️ I can‘t even 6mo
LoverofLit Sorcery! 6mo
mcctrish @LoverofLit I guess with the Netflix series this has been coming up more and more. MK is qualifying her choices with the climate in Japan as very humid so books are easily wrecked by the excessive moisture and books are not as important to her as they could be to someone else. Obviously 6mo
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Thank you so much @squirrelbrain for sending me this book! So lovely of you! I‘m really hoping she‘s got some good tips on how to store all my son‘s Lego!! 😉 (don‘t worry, I won‘t read the bit about books! 😳)

RachelO How lovely! 6mo
squirrelbrain Glad it arrived! Best warn your son his Lego may all be disappearing soon....! 6mo
Caroline2 Well I‘m hoping to organise it rather than get rid as it‘s his favourite thing in the world but it‘s so hard to store!! Do you store it made up (massive things!) or store it as sets or colour coded bricks?! Arghhhh!!!! 😆 6mo
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