Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

Category: Book
By (author): Kondo, Marie
Subject:  HOUSE & HOME / Cleaning, Caretaking & Organizing
  PHILOSOPHY / Zen
  SELF-HELP / General
  SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Published: January 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 7.30in x 5.30in x 0.95in
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From The Publisher*Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has revolutionized homes-and lives-across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. She also provides advice on frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep "necessary" items that may not bring you joy. With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, and digital photos, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life.
Review Quote*"Just in time to make good on your New Year's vow to get organized." -- The Washington Post

"If the first book was merely an introduction to Kondo's radical philosophy, known as the KonMari method, the new one goes deep into the details . . . the result is inescapable: a home, and a vision of life, that truly sparks joy." - ArchitecturalDigest.com

Praise for The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:

"Ms. Kondo delivers her tidy manifesto like a kind of Zen nanny, both hortatory and animistic." -- The New York Times

". . . a literal how-to-heave-ho, and I recommend it for anyone who struggles with the material excess of living in a privileged society. (Thanks to Ms. Kondo, I kiss my old socks goodbye.) ... To show you how serious my respect for Ms. Kondo is: if I ever get a tattoo, it will say, Spark Joy!" -- Jamie Lee Curtis, TIME 

"This book is a cult. A totally reasonable, scary cult that works, doesn't kill people (a bonus), but does drastically change your life. In this case - for the better." -- Buzzfeed

"The most organized woman in the world." -- PureWow

". . . her voice . . . is by turns stern and enchanted, like a fairy godmother for socks." -- The Wall Street Journal

"Reading it, you glimpse a glittering mental freedom from the unread/uncrafted/unworn, buyer's remorse, the nervous eyeing of real estate listings. Life's overwhelm, conquered." -- The Atlantic 

"All hail the new decluttering queen Marie Kondo, whose mess-busting bestseller has prompted a craze for tidying in homes across the world . . . one proper clear out is all you need for the rest of your life." -- Good Housekeeping (UK)

"Kondo's method really can change your life - if you let it." -- TODAY.com 

"Kondo challenges you to ask yourself whether each object you have is achieving a purpose. Is it propelling you forward or holding you in the past?" -- USA Today

"Its strength is its simplicity." -- The London Times
Biographical NoteMARIE KONDO is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (also a best seller in Japan, Germany, and the UK) and was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2015. She is the founder of the KonMari Method.