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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo | Book Review

Rating: Positive
Genre: Nonfiction
Type: eBook/Physical

This book has been in my TBR pile forever, lost in the other piles of unread galleys but I finally got through it and I regret not doing it sooner— but at the same time…. I believe everything has its time.

I’ll start by saying I have not watched the Netflix series yet but I plan to. Let’s dive right into my thoughts!

My Review

I didn’t realize how quickly I was speeding through the book until I finished it. I started reading this book in its electronic version but have recently acquired the physical version.

The book itself maintains some of that minimalist simplicity Marie Kondo is known for. The pages are light and the font is aesthetically pleasant.

The tips she provides are incredibly helpful and easy to understand. She skips all the fluff and dives straight into the practical. Trying out some of her methods helped me turned my cluttered office into a wonderful and tidy space for work. After tidying the office, I noticed a significant pattern. I had started to tidy up places without meaning to. It seemed to naturally spread to other spaces in the house and soon I was tidying my bedroom, bathroom, etc.

Particularly helpful has been the tips to discard and file-fold all my shirts, jeans and socks. I love being able to see everything at a glance and waste no time in looking for my office supplies.

When I picked up this book, I had my doubts but now I’m convinced I made the right decision.

Note: If you intend to read this book, do so with an open mind as Marie Kondo’s culture makes its presence known in every of these pages. It might be strange for westerners as her tips and methods bordered on more towards spiritual harmony.

Another important tip is to apply her advice physically, not just mentally. Do things while reading the book to get the most out of it and you will hopefully greatly enjoy this life-changing book the same way I did 🙂

Ps: I have already purchased her second book, Spark Joy

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