A Review of Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

I was put onto Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing after my mom bought it on the recommendation that it was a life-changing read. It’s built right into the title, so how could it not be, right? Social sites and reviews gave me high expectations, which I met gladly because who wouldn’t love to read about better ways to be tidy? If I haven’t mentioned it yet: I enjoy right angles. I love clean surfaces with right angles. I adore straightening items into right angles on clean, well-dusted surfaces. Don’t get me wrong–I’m not a clean freak, but I enjoy nothing more on a Saturday morning than opening the blinds and dusting every surface so that nothing is left but sunshine and ninety-degree angles. I haven’t mastered a sleeping routine that gives me time to that every Saturday, but it’s on my list of goals for the use of time. So the idea of a book that analyzes better ways to organize and keep things tidy was mind blowing! I snatched it from my mom’s coffee table before she could even crack the spine. Continue reading