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Med sin bok "Magisk opprydding" kom Marie Kondo som en tornado inn i norske hjem og fikk nordmenn til å gå løs på skuffer og skap, kjeller og loft. I sin nye bok gir hun flere og mer detaljerte råd om hvordan du kan skape orden rundt deg.


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Med sin bok "Magisk opprydding" kom Marie Kondo som en tornado inn i norske hjem og fikk nordmenn til å gå løs på skuffer og skap, kjeller og loft. I sin nye bok gir hun flere og mer detaljerte råd om hvordan du kan skape orden rundt deg.

30 review for Mer ryddemagi : flere praktiske tips fra ryddedronningen (Magic Cleaning #2)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Diane Yannick

    Dear Marie Kondo, It is with great trepidation that I write this review of your newest book. I was berated by people all over the world after my critical Goodreads review of your first book, The Magical Art of Tidying. I received over 1800 likes and comments. Your rabid fans called me ethnocentric, hyperbolic, shallow, insensitive, unromantic, cold, narrow-minded, immature, a derisive mess, despicable, a pseudo-feminist (?), a possessor of ugly underwear, and they sent their deepest sympathy to Dear Marie Kondo, It is with great trepidation that I write this review of your newest book. I was berated by people all over the world after my critical Goodreads review of your first book, The Magical Art of Tidying. I received over 1800 likes and comments. Your rabid fans called me ethnocentric, hyperbolic, shallow, insensitive, unromantic, cold, narrow-minded, immature, a derisive mess, despicable, a pseudo-feminist (?), a possessor of ugly underwear, and they sent their deepest sympathy to the poor schmuck who married me. I was even contacted by a writer from the Chicago Tribune who was doing an article on the tidying craze. Others, who are evidently as unenlightened as me, saw humor in my review. One sweet soul even offered to replace my beige underwear with something more appealing. I turned that offer down as I think it goes against Goodreads' policies. Another particularly disgruntled reader suggested that I go hide under a rock. Well, that ain't happenin' cause I'm a 68 year old woman who says whatever she wants, whenever she wants. Threaten all you want, Kondofans cause Yannick doesn't panic. Although I have studied both of your books with uncharacteristic focus, I am left with some questions. I hope you can find it in your heart to answer them. Believe it or not, I started with 57 questions and condensed it to these measly 14: 1) I didn't realize that if you couldn't get joy from touching your clothes that you could hug them for further clarification. Just one thing, do you have any suggestions on how to remove all of those hugging wrinkles? 2) Although I did realize that clothes are plant fibers, I did not realize that they like to hold hands or be cheek to cheek. The first and last items seem to get the short-changed as they only have one hand to hold or one cheek to rub. Would you suggest plotting out a rotation system? 3) I don't own a camisole but it's good to know that if I had one I shouldn't "criticize it for its failure to stand up." This criticism would be very bad for the cami's soul. I totally get that but am I missing out on something big by not having a camisoul? 4) I know that my panties are supposed "to look like spring rolls" with only the front of the waistband showing. You said that you can fit seven pairs in a tissue box. Could you give me the dimensions of a Japanese tissue box? 5) I didn't realize that I had to unpack my suitcase within 30 minutes of my homecoming. To make this work for me, I've had to begin unpacking in the car on the way home from the airport. Have any of your clients had to this? Are their dropped articles causing lawn mower problems? 6) Thanks so much for the help offered about what to do with the pictures of my cheating, conniving ex-husband. I'd stuck them in a cabinet in the basement hoping for a flood. Now I know I should have put them in a paper bag facing inward with a pinch of purification salt. After doing this, I was able to discard them with no regrets and free up that mildewy spot in my basement. Is the purification salt on Amazon ok? 7) I never thought about how unrefined the inside of my bathroom cupboard must feel. When I took your advice and removed the loud and ugly labels it did add to the refinement but my husband was not too happy when he used my unlabeled hair removal creme on his man parts. I think he'll be ok. Do you have any doctors as clients who might be able to anonymously answer some embarrassing questions about damaged man parts? 8) I am bothered about one of your substitution anecdotes. You claim that you can always find a substitution for a discarded item that you later need. BUT....how do you think your frying pan felt when it had to hammer the nail into the wall? Do you regret throwing that hammer out because of its imperfect handle? What about the ruler you broke when you used it as a screwdriver? In your last book you wrote that daywear could not be demoted to loungewear. Aren't these substitutions even more egregious? 9) Do you think it would be possible to create a Joybit that could sit cheek to cheek with my Fitbit and detect when an item fulfills my joy criterion or when I've reached my click point? I can't seem to get consistent readings on my own. 10) Exactly what vibes do your clothes give off that let you know whether they're happier being folded or hung? Mine just don't seem to care. Do I need to stop buying my clothes at Walmart? 11) I see that "many of your clients say that their underwear drawer looks so beautiful that they can't resist opening it to gaze at its contents." I'm worried because I never have this urge. Do you think I should move my underwear to the kitchen as I spend more time there? 12) I don't have many hundred dollar bills to leave lying on the kitchen table so no worries there about them feeling forlorn and embarrassed. I have been doing a lot of sniffing of my smaller bills, coupons, and credit cards but I can't get the "dense metallic aroma" that most of your clients smell. Any advice on refining my sniffer? 13) I didn't need to go to Japan for a memory service for my childhood dolls. I simply took your advice--covered their eyes and gave them the heave ho. Can I use that same procedure for some unruly neighborhood kids or would that be crossing the line? 14) My husband did not know that I had taken your advice about storing kitchen scraps in the freezer. He thought the container of decayed meatballs and mushy tomatoes was holiday soup. He's out of the hospital but he's not one of your biggest fans. Let me end by saying what a lucky lady you are. Your ideas have made you rich in purse and spirit. You have only ever had one client rebound which is an amazing stat. You and your new husband (2014) use folding and tidying to keep your relationship fresh. Have you ever thought about officially changing your name to Joy? Until you write again, Diane Yannick, West Chester PA

  2. 5 out of 5

    Elyse

    Spark Joy or Kill Joy? According to Marie Kondo.... her KonMari Method of tidying up is nothing short of life-changing. Every time I walked into any book store... This little book ( kinda attractive), seems to always be near the front of the store...with many copies. I've yet to touch the book myself. I actually had NO IDEA what the book was about until walking early yesterday morning. While random looking at audiobook's on my overdrive app, I see this book is available. By the way...the downsid Spark Joy or Kill Joy? According to Marie Kondo.... her KonMari Method of tidying up is nothing short of life-changing. Every time I walked into any book store... This little book ( kinda attractive), seems to always be near the front of the store...with many copies. I've yet to touch the book myself. I actually had NO IDEA what the book was about until walking early yesterday morning. While random looking at audiobook's on my overdrive app, I see this book is available. By the way...the downside to audiobook 'listening/searching' the way I have, come with consequences. I'm on the trail- I decide I want to listen to a book. I can't see what the book is about...( just a photo of the cover) - I'll download a few - maybe as many as 8 books at a time - try each out - send back the ones I don't like. The problem has been ---I've sent back 90% of the books. Sometimes I invested 2 hours of listening to each book. (or an hour anyway) For example: I listen to 2 hours of "Let Me Be Frank With You" by Richard Ford....I liked it - but never finished it ....Then felt I'd kinda rather 'read' his book....( yet in this case his voice was nice enough)....but I forgot about the book --and before you knew it --the library time ran out. But in most other cases I just don't care about the book enough to stay with it. I put my music back on and keep walking. It's this reason - I've 'almost' decided to go with Audible. Buy 1 book a month. Return Policy if I don't care for the book. Seems like I might have a wider selection of book choices to fit my fancy. Plus, Paul can listen to these too....(so I'm still considering) Back to THIS REVIEW ON THIS BOOK: It will be short... I listened to the audiobook for 90 minutes until I had enough! I got the general idea....which 'was' ENOUGH! No way, am I going to follow detailed instructions about how to create joy in my life. I was beginning to feel exhausted by all the rules. The author had a lot of 'MUST DO's'. I understand it can be extremely liberating to toss out things, and re-create fresh. But I really don't need to hug every item I own or bless it. The value I took away in the 90 minutes I spent with the audiobook.... 1. many people around the world have gotten miracles from her work. The author told us so. I believe her. I'm thrilled for them....(really I am). 2. I'm happy with my own style of tidying up and organizing. I might make a few changes-(remodel) --but not from her rule book. 3. So..... I made JOY-choice ...... I turned off the audiobook. Put my music back on..and I was back sparkling with joy! 4. I had a terrific laugh with Paul and Ali, ( our daughter), later that day...we considered hugging our forks before dinner. Or... If our forks didn't give us joy, we could always toss them out the window......and buy new JOY forks some other day! .........lol with JOY money!!! xo

  3. 5 out of 5

    Andy

    This is a fine follow-up to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I listened to the audio version, and found the accompanying PDF helpful enough that I didn't need the printed text. Don't let Kondo's animism put you off; even if you're uncomfortable with thanking your possessions for their service before discarding them, there is much to be learned from this book. For Kondo, tidying is really a means to the end of mastering the space in which you live, and making it a place that nourishes rather This is a fine follow-up to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I listened to the audio version, and found the accompanying PDF helpful enough that I didn't need the printed text. Don't let Kondo's animism put you off; even if you're uncomfortable with thanking your possessions for their service before discarding them, there is much to be learned from this book. For Kondo, tidying is really a means to the end of mastering the space in which you live, and making it a place that nourishes rather than oppresses. There is significantly more detail here, including great ideas for dealing with the miscellany (komono) that can be so hard to control. I have used the method on my clothes, and have had success in keeping it tidy. Implementing it throughout the house is a much bigger undertaking, but I am already envisioning the result!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Christine Wahl

    Very unique way to organize items, minimalist and get rid of clutter easily. If you can't declutter after this book there might not be hope.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    I got this book instead of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing because it has invaluable illustrations of Marie Kondo's folding style. (I started looking like one of these dogs when reading the descriptions of how to fold without any pictures.) From what I can tell, this book is an expansion of her first with some of the key concepts outlined a bit more clearly. I will be moving at the end of the week, and I packed all of my clothes over the week I got this book instead of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing because it has invaluable illustrations of Marie Kondo's folding style. (I started looking like one of these dogs when reading the descriptions of how to fold without any pictures.) From what I can tell, this book is an expansion of her first with some of the key concepts outlined a bit more clearly. I will be moving at the end of the week, and I packed all of my clothes over the weekend. During this process, I had a revelation: because I had applied the Konmari method to my clothes over the last six months, I did not find any clothes I had forgotten about and I didn't need to donate anything - I had already done it! This is frankly shocking for someone who finds online shopping therapeutic and also only buys statement pieces. While I didn't follow the method exactly, I did approach my closet a little differently: not just "will this be useful?" but "am I excited about this?" (my personal stand-in for joy). Where this helped the most was with my komono. I am a compulsive postcard and tiny souvenir collector (buttons, pins), and I had some other mementos I've kept for at least ten years. I went through everything I had, got rid of my notes from German class, and downsized to one shoebox and one folder worth of items. It really made me happy going through the result. I think, more than anything else, the method of looking through personal items gave me permission to not feel silly about some of the (admittedly silly) things that I decided to hang onto. It's also nice to recognize that some of those things won't be as important in, say, five years, at which point they've served their purpose and I can move on. Anyway, I probably will not anthropomorphize my socks, but I do love the Konmari folding method. And I really like feeling that everything I own has a place to go.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rose

    Initial reaction: I thought this was a thorough follow up to Marie Kondo's first book, with more expansions and cute illustrations to boot. This book has a slight edge for my enjoyment because of how streamlined and organized it is compared to the first book. Probably rating this about 4 stars. Full review: "Spark Joy" was a book I was anticipating reading following Marie Kondo's first book "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up". I was at first afraid I wouldn't be able to read it for a while bec Initial reaction: I thought this was a thorough follow up to Marie Kondo's first book, with more expansions and cute illustrations to boot. This book has a slight edge for my enjoyment because of how streamlined and organized it is compared to the first book. Probably rating this about 4 stars. Full review: "Spark Joy" was a book I was anticipating reading following Marie Kondo's first book "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up". I was at first afraid I wouldn't be able to read it for a while because of the long double-digit queue it had at my library. (Its hold list is still in the double digits even after my read of this book and the review I'm presently writing.) I'm thankful I grabbed this when I did because it ended up coming up for a special sale on Amazon. The KonMari method, like named after the author, is a methodology of organizing that relies keeping things that "spark joy", discarding things that don't, and placing items back in their proper place. She notes that this is a method that involves doing a large overhaul all at once and following a specific means of going through ones things in the method of organizing: clothes, books, papers komono (miscellaneous), and sentimental items. I remember thinking at the end of Kondo's first book that aspects of the method still felt like it didn't have a streamlined expansion, which left me wanting more though I was intrigued and inspired by it. Now I can say that "Spark Joy" not only streamlined the details of the KonMari method, but it clarified and showcased tips in a way that was well presented and had cute illustrations to boot. I appreciated seeing some of the examples of her clientele and the emphasis on creating a space that you love and are surrounded by that bring that feeling to you. I grinned also at the note to "pack drawers like a Japanese bento box" - which if you know anything about bento boxes are very neatly and carefully presented. I already know about the Japanese style of folding clothes (thank you YouTube, because that's how I fold all my clothes now), so reading it in this book was a refresher for me. I gained a lot of takeaway from this book in terms of the KonMari method and ways to incorporate it into my own system of organizing. I appreciated it (though honest to goodness, the only part of this method I know I won't be using is getting rid of books - though I'll apply it to magazines and newspapers that I'm trying to purge). I also liked that suggestions were made with respect to each part of the tidying process and approaches to each measure, including the large category of komono. In the end, definitely a read I would recommend to those looking for organization methodologies and personal productivity. I plan on seeing how it works for me and keeping this book as a handy reference. Overall score: 4/5 stars.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra

    I found this book cluttered with boring and unhelpful anecdotes and also lacking in practical tips on how to actually tidy ones house. There's no real structure of how to go about it and there are a lot of gaps. For example, nowhere does the author mention coats, decorative items or art. She could have also been more practical in explaining when to tackle which task as you're reading the book. It wasn't really clear when I should put down the book and start tidying, and when to then read again a I found this book cluttered with boring and unhelpful anecdotes and also lacking in practical tips on how to actually tidy ones house. There's no real structure of how to go about it and there are a lot of gaps. For example, nowhere does the author mention coats, decorative items or art. She could have also been more practical in explaining when to tackle which task as you're reading the book. It wasn't really clear when I should put down the book and start tidying, and when to then read again and start putting things away. As far as I could gather you'll be spending at least a couple of hours (in my case the whole ordeal took two absolutely knackering days) with all your stuff you love in a pile on the by now very dusty and less than joy sparking floor. However, the overall approach of taking all your stuff out of your storage areas, examining each piece and throwing away what you don't like and putting the stuff you do like away NICELY is good. Ta-da. Overall it helped me clear out a lot of objects I wasn't using or didn't like – but the actual book needs some serious editing if it's going to be as good as what it's hoping to achieve in your life. Thank God I bought it as an ebook, otherwise it would be straight out the door.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mhairi

    I really enjoyed konmari's first book! I found it helpful, fresh, and it really did help me tidy up (pretty magically I might add) Since that book was released, I've read articles online about the method as it spread, and when I saw this book was due- I was thrilled! I was disappointed that this book didn't seem to provide anything new. If you've read the first book, and even seen one or two videos of her folding techniques on YouTube- you've pretty much read this book. I also think that if you h I really enjoyed konmari's first book! I found it helpful, fresh, and it really did help me tidy up (pretty magically I might add) Since that book was released, I've read articles online about the method as it spread, and when I saw this book was due- I was thrilled! I was disappointed that this book didn't seem to provide anything new. If you've read the first book, and even seen one or two videos of her folding techniques on YouTube- you've pretty much read this book. I also think that if you haven't read her first one, you are probably better to start there (which she says in Ch1 too) because this is more of an overview than any solid detailed info about the process.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    If you are really serious about decluttering your life this book will give you the guidance you need. It should be something you've already thought about. It's not a book for people who love to be surrounded by a lot of stuff. Those people will just end up writing long reviews making fun of the book hoping for laughs from other people who don't get those who wish to live a more minimalistic life. The day we had to move my grandma from a 5 bedroom 6 bathroom home to a small condo was when I start If you are really serious about decluttering your life this book will give you the guidance you need. It should be something you've already thought about. It's not a book for people who love to be surrounded by a lot of stuff. Those people will just end up writing long reviews making fun of the book hoping for laughs from other people who don't get those who wish to live a more minimalistic life. The day we had to move my grandma from a 5 bedroom 6 bathroom home to a small condo was when I started thinking about downsizing. At her age she couldn't possibly go through all her stuff so it was left to us. That was sad. I want to make the decisions myself of what to keep and also make it easier for my kids one day. I don't want to leave them with tons of stuff they will have to dispose of. This book has me well on my way to living the life I want. Making fun of this method is passing judgment on those of us who would rather experience life than be weighed down by our possessions. Others need those possessions to feel they have lived life. There is no right or wrong way but the Konmari method is exactly what I needed.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Gabriel Alan

    Before this book changed my life, my makeup products sat dangerously close to my skin care products blocking my vanity's now perfect energy. Also, as is typical for people with my blood type, I'd never considered the relief that comes with organizing my electronics by smell, or having the dignity to cover the faces of my stuffed animals with a cloth bag, before I throw them in the garbage. This is rectified and I've been transformed forever. The spirit of the universe moves within. (Usefulness o Before this book changed my life, my makeup products sat dangerously close to my skin care products blocking my vanity's now perfect energy. Also, as is typical for people with my blood type, I'd never considered the relief that comes with organizing my electronics by smell, or having the dignity to cover the faces of my stuffed animals with a cloth bag, before I throw them in the garbage. This is rectified and I've been transformed forever. The spirit of the universe moves within. (Usefulness of implementation: 4.0 / 5.0, writing and tone: 1.0 / 5.0 = 2.5 /5.0, rounded down)

  11. 5 out of 5

    Heidi The Hippie Reader

    Please don't pick up Spark Joy until you've read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I think this companion novel is an excellent book by itself, but you won't be able to fully appreciate it unless you've read Kondo's first title. She doesn't completely explain her tidying methods in this book as in the last, but there was still so much to enjoy here. Kondo's not for everyone- some of her ideas are very different like treating your possessions as if they have spirits of their own and sorting Please don't pick up Spark Joy until you've read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I think this companion novel is an excellent book by itself, but you won't be able to fully appreciate it unless you've read Kondo's first title. She doesn't completely explain her tidying methods in this book as in the last, but there was still so much to enjoy here. Kondo's not for everyone- some of her ideas are very different like treating your possessions as if they have spirits of their own and sorting items by smell- but I really like her. I think it's because she is obviously very passionate about what she teaches and her excitement seems to exude from the pages of her book. I like that she encourages individuals to embrace what they love, even if society doesn't love it too, like in this section called Save Your Cosplay for Indoors: "...a surprisingly high percentage of my clients have costume-like clothes. To name just a few, I have encountered a Chinese dress, a maid's outfit, and a belly-dancing costume. If the client loves it, parting with it can be very hard. If it brings you joy, but you can't see yourself wearing it outside, there's no reason you shouldn't wear it inside." pg 25-26 A pretty philosophy of living: "I'm convinced that things that have been loved and cherished acquire elegance and character. When we surround ourselves only with things that spark joy and shower them with love, we can transform our home into a space filled with precious artifacts, our very own art museum." pg 47 I remembered her theory on socks from her last book and it made me smile again so I'm including it here: "The socks you wear at home are particularly important because they are the contact point between you and your house, so choose ones that will make the time you spend there even more enjoyable. Balling your socks and stockings, or tying them into knots, is cruel. Please put an end to this practice today." pg 98 :) I'm still trying to talk myself out of the mountains of books that I have around the house. I have this dream that one day, I'll have an enormous library with shelves so high that I'll need a ladder with rollers to climb up and reach the books at the top. Here's what Kondo has to say about tidying up the books: "When you're left with only those books that you love, you'll discover that the quality of information you receive changes noticeably. The room you make by discarding books seems to create space for an equivalent volume of new information. You'll soon see that the information you need comes just when you need it, and when it does, you'll find that you respond to it immediately in a new pattern of behavior that wasn't possible when you were hoarding books and neglecting the information they contained." pg 126 Sigh. Helpful tip for sorting my daughter's piles of stuffed animals: "Energy resides in the eyes, which is why it's best to cover them when discarding something. Once their eyes are hidden, stuffed toys and dolls look much more like objects, and that makes it far easier to part with them. The simplest solution is to place a cloth or piece of paper over their faces." pg 164-165 A different method, certainly, now to see if it works... The royal treatment of possessions: "...my criterion for deciding which items require royal treatment... is this: the item's proximity to your body. Items such as forks or undergarments, which come in direct contact with delicate parts of our bodies, should be treated as a rank above the rest whenever possible." pg 183 Good to know. And finally: "Tidying is a special event. If you give storage your best effort, experimenting with different ideas and enjoying the whole process, you'll find that it goes very smoothly. Treat it like a game. Each idea you try will bring immediate results, and you can readjust anytime you like. Storage is really the most entertaining attraction in the tidying carnival." pg 206 If only I had that sort of passion for tidying... Marie Kondo is inspiring but I don't know if I will ever achieve the emotional highs that she finds from it. But, she makes me willing to try.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    This was 100% what I expected and needed out of a "master class." I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up right around a year ago, and completed the entire KonMari process in the following months. However, although we'd pared down our possessions to only the things we love and use, I didn't feel like I had mastered how to organize and arrange what we had left for maximize efficiency and appreciation. This book has specific tips for every area tackled by the process, including a detailed sec This was 100% what I expected and needed out of a "master class." I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up right around a year ago, and completed the entire KonMari process in the following months. However, although we'd pared down our possessions to only the things we love and use, I didn't feel like I had mastered how to organize and arrange what we had left for maximize efficiency and appreciation. This book has specific tips for every area tackled by the process, including a detailed section on the different parts of kitchen komono, and there are illustrations of sample ways of organizing to inspire and instruct. I particularly appreciated the step-by-step instructions on folding for just about every kind of clothing. I read this in two days in preparation for tackling the things we have in basement storage — we'd gone through them before, but there was a lot of stuff still loose and I wanted everything grouped and in labeled bins before we move this summer. Because I had Kondō's ruthless (but gentle) voice in my head, I was able to do a more thorough job than before, mostly by grilling my husband about things ("Do you actually need this? For what? When did you last use it? Will you use it if it's down here or should it go somewhere else?"). After reading the detailed information about folding and storing clothes, I also decided to reorganize my socks-and-underwear drawer. Some people have said that if you read this book you don't need to read the first one, and while she does give a quick-and-dirty overview of what's in the first book, I would highly recommend starting with that one if you can. The stories from the first book were what inspired me to actually undertake the full process in the first place; this book is more nitty-gritty for those who get stuck or, like me, just want to organize what they have left a little more neatly. So if you're already a Konvert but want a little boost, definitely pick this one up.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Gina Beirne

    Although I may not (read: will not) fold all my underwear into origami, her principles of tidying up are well worth looking at. What is important to you? (Seems weird to say "spark joy" when referring to underwear.) I'm all about shedding stuff that is no longer useful in my life hence the two garbage bags and two boxes of stuff being jettisoned from my house. (Note: threw out aforementioned underwear...did not put in donate box.)

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sarah (Starry Night Reader)

    Honestly, I thought this book was weird. Like this author is just way too obsessed with tidiness. I consider myself pretty tidy but I'm never gonna close my eyes and hug a piece of clothing to my chest to decide whether "inspires joy." Eventually I was motivated to tidy my home though, so I guess the book did its job, even though I don't think I followed one suggestion from the book (taking all of mine and my fiance's clothes from the drawers/closets and putting them in one big pile to go throug Honestly, I thought this book was weird. Like this author is just way too obsessed with tidiness. I consider myself pretty tidy but I'm never gonna close my eyes and hug a piece of clothing to my chest to decide whether "inspires joy." Eventually I was motivated to tidy my home though, so I guess the book did its job, even though I don't think I followed one suggestion from the book (taking all of mine and my fiance's clothes from the drawers/closets and putting them in one big pile to go through each garment one by one sounds like something that would probably incite a panic attack in me. Like once everything is in a pile I'd stare at it thinking dear god what have I done)

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing felt a bit weird. it's successor, Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up felt more comfortable, whether because I was adapted to Ms. Kondō's perspective, or the weird-to-Mike factor had been throttled back.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Un té con Ceres

    Me ha llevado meses leer este libro porque me parecía más de lo mismo, mucha teoría repetida del primer libro. Este viene con fotos y esquemas para aprender a doblar pero me ha aportado poco. Abarca el orden más concreto por zonas de la casa. Si habéis leído el primero os lo podéis ahorrar o leerlo por encima yendo a lo que os importa. Para aprender más sobre el método Konmari de forma visual y amena os recomiendo los videos que @eherraiz sube a su canal de youtube (Elena Hg), me han venido de l Me ha llevado meses leer este libro porque me parecía más de lo mismo, mucha teoría repetida del primer libro. Este viene con fotos y esquemas para aprender a doblar pero me ha aportado poco. Abarca el orden más concreto por zonas de la casa. Si habéis leído el primero os lo podéis ahorrar o leerlo por encima yendo a lo que os importa. Para aprender más sobre el método Konmari de forma visual y amena os recomiendo los videos que @eherraiz sube a su canal de youtube (Elena Hg), me han venido de lujo, mucho mejor que este segundo libro. VALORACIÓN: 6/10

  17. 4 out of 5

    Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)

    Better then her previous book because she finally had some diagrams. Most of her advice was the same, so I pretty much skimmed through it.

  18. 5 out of 5

    L.A.

    The companion book to the KonMari method, with even more details about how to do all the things. This tiny little book is meant to be read after, or in conjunction with, Kondo's bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Taken on its own/out of sequence, you can consider it the book to flip through to decide if you want to dive into the first book or not. However, it's definitely more logical to read these two books in order, since Spark Joy amplifies on the principles brought up in LCM. Th The companion book to the KonMari method, with even more details about how to do all the things. This tiny little book is meant to be read after, or in conjunction with, Kondo's bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Taken on its own/out of sequence, you can consider it the book to flip through to decide if you want to dive into the first book or not. However, it's definitely more logical to read these two books in order, since Spark Joy amplifies on the principles brought up in LCM. This is a brilliant strategy for getting a second book out of a first one, but it's more than just a gimmick. The logic of certain concepts that might sound hokey or woo-woo in LCM is explained more deeply in SJ. For example, it's easy to joke about potholders sparking joy or not, but Kondo goes on at length about what joy actually is, in the context of having a nice home, and it will make the most sense to people who own, rather than rent, their property. Folding is dicussed at great length, with illustrations, so if you were confused about how to do it in LCM, SJ gives you no excuse. Speaking of illustrations, most of the ones included here use bunnies that are so kawaii, it hurts. And the book, like its predecessor, is beautifully designed: tiny enough to fit in the palm of your hand, a calm/soothing cover, decent weight pages, a font that won't hurt your eyes...the feng shui of the whole is, I think, what makes these books so darned appealing. Well, that and the promise of living in a clutter-free home. The most useful section for most of us will be how to deal with family/spouses who DON'T want to be tidy. The secret appears to be focusing only on those things you can control, which is good advice for life anyway. You also shouldn't tidy in front of your housemates, lest they feel bad, and for the love of bunnies, DON'T get rid of their stuff without asking. Will this method work for you? If you're open-minded and/or willing to put aside your cynicism long enough to take it for a test drive, you might be surprised. I KonMari-d my clothes today, and am pleasantly surprised by how much more spacious the house feels already (especially since it's not like I had tons of clothes to begin with). Books are next, which might prove to be my Waterloo, but at least it's not boring! A fun social experiment for the snowy months.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sách Chuyền Tay

    An another great book from Marie Kondo. I'm feeling more excited and ecstacy on my way to becoming a Joyful guy. Some favorite quotes and notes: @The six basic rules of tidying 1. Commit yourself to tidying up 2. Imagine your ideal lifestyle 3. Finish discarding first 4. Tidy by category, not by location 5. Follow the right order: clothes, books, papers, komono (miscellany), and finally, sentimental items. 6. Ask yourself if it sparks joy "Clutter accumulates when you fail to return objects to their desi An another great book from Marie Kondo. I'm feeling more excited and ecstacy on my way to becoming a Joyful guy. Some favorite quotes and notes: @The six basic rules of tidying 1. Commit yourself to tidying up 2. Imagine your ideal lifestyle 3. Finish discarding first 4. Tidy by category, not by location 5. Follow the right order: clothes, books, papers, komono (miscellany), and finally, sentimental items. 6. Ask yourself if it sparks joy "Clutter accumulates when you fail to return objects to their designated place. If a room becomes cluttered “before you know it,” it is entirely your own doing. In other words, tidying up means confronting yourself. In contrast, dirt does accumulate of its own accord. It is a law of nature that dust and dirt pile up. Therefore, cleaning means confronting nature" "The best way to identify what does or doesn’t bring you joy is to compare. In the beginning, unless your feelings are very black-and-white, it’s hard to decide if something brings joy when you look at it by itself. When you compare it with a bunch of other things, however, your feelings become clear" "trick for identifying what gives you joy when you are just beginning to sort your clothes: start with the ones that you wear close to your heart" "I have a secret for raising our joy level for things we know we need but that fail to excite us: shower them with praise. Let them know that while they may not inspire joy, you really need them." If you read this book, the chance for you to become a tidying master is so high, I'm sure at it. Sky

  20. 5 out of 5

    Katherine

    I've been reading through this book slowly. I've spent more time slowly taking it's advice than actually reading it now that I'm technically finished. I'll spare everyone here the details, but before I read this book my apartment looked a lot different. And though it took me some time to warm up to it's twee language, Marie's way of tidying really stuck a cord with me once I was open to it. I'm not done taking it's advice, but I appreciate what this book has done for me.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jonathon

    I read this book thinking, "well of course this is how to tidy up! Makes total sense." The language may have been idiosyncratic at times ("spark joy" being especially prevalent), but none of the principals were a huge shock or revelation.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Mackintosh

    Slow start, I almost felt like I was rereading "Life Changing Magic." Halfway through, Marie got to some tips about kitchens and bathrooms that was really lacking in the first book. I really enjoyed it! Love her.

  23. 4 out of 5

    AdiTurbo

    Okay, so this second KonMarie book is even crazier than the first, and Kondo herself is a self-professed obsessive-compulsive who talks to underwear and thanks papers. Still, she is very good at motivating you to get off the couch and put some order in your house, and has a strong point in her instruction to keep only stuff that makes you happy. We in the West all have way too much stuff in our homes anyway, which should go to recycling or to someone who would be happy to accept it. On top of th Okay, so this second KonMarie book is even crazier than the first, and Kondo herself is a self-professed obsessive-compulsive who talks to underwear and thanks papers. Still, she is very good at motivating you to get off the couch and put some order in your house, and has a strong point in her instruction to keep only stuff that makes you happy. We in the West all have way too much stuff in our homes anyway, which should go to recycling or to someone who would be happy to accept it. On top of this, Marie Kondo has lots of experience tidying, which makes her able to give really great tips for a more aesthetic and comfortable home. There's no reading this book without starting to notice all of the untended dark corners of your house. I threw away around 60% of my wardrobe last week, and about four big garbage bags this week, and I plan to go on. I can't promise to follow the KonMarie (what a ridiculous name) method to the dot, but I will do what I can at this point, which is more than I did before I read this book (and the first one).

  24. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Much better than the first. It covers a lot of the same information but is clearer, more indepth, and more practical, with the added bonus of including answers to questions she got after releasing the first.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lizzy 찡긋 Kim

    Even though she repeated herself about organizing, it encouraged me to clean my house. This is the step. First you have to discard and order them, keep them tidy.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Marie

    Great method. My house is in relative order, but some things aren't practical with multiple small children. It's written mostly for people who live alone.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Rachel (Kalanadi)

    I really like the whole Konmari philosophy. While I'm not that interested in organizing/tidying methods, I thought I'd finally read Kondo's books and see what I can apply to the trickier areas of my house that I wasn't sure how to approach (mainly clothes, sentimental items, how to store items well after the discarding process).

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn

    First sentence: Life truly begins only after you have put your house in order. Favorite quote: If you are confident that something brings you joy, keep it, regardless of what anyone else might say. I give this book 3 stars only because I don't need it. I absorbed her first book and put much of it into practice. I am by nature very organized yet I still gravitate to all books, articles and Pinterest pins on organizing. I rarely find something to new try. Marie Kondō had lots of new things that she First sentence: Life truly begins only after you have put your house in order. Favorite quote: If you are confident that something brings you joy, keep it, regardless of what anyone else might say. I give this book 3 stars only because I don't need it. I absorbed her first book and put much of it into practice. I am by nature very organized yet I still gravitate to all books, articles and Pinterest pins on organizing. I rarely find something to new try. Marie Kondō had lots of new things that she introduced me to. My favorite word is Joy so I was immediately drawn to the quote from the title of this book Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up. I always strive to spark joy in all things in my life. So, this book is probably a 4 or 5 star book, just not for me personally.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Brook

    This book was bizarre and delightful. So many strange quotes, like "When I visit homes for lessons, it’s my practice to crawl into the cupboards and storage spaces once they have been emptied". The illustrations were cute, and even though I laughed a little at so much of this book, I feel much more inspired to create a joyful house. I've been in survival mode so much of my life, and tried to live a bit like a spy - only keeping what I could take with me in an emergency, but now I think it'll be This book was bizarre and delightful. So many strange quotes, like "When I visit homes for lessons, it’s my practice to crawl into the cupboards and storage spaces once they have been emptied". The illustrations were cute, and even though I laughed a little at so much of this book, I feel much more inspired to create a joyful house. I've been in survival mode so much of my life, and tried to live a bit like a spy - only keeping what I could take with me in an emergency, but now I think it'll be good to tidy a little, and maybe I'll impress my cleaning man with how much tidier my place looks. I dunno. Thanks to @haley for letting me read her copy when I was visiting. If you read this and roll your eyes the whole time, I totally get it. I definitely did... but I think there's still some kind of substance to what she said. Planning to read her other book sometime too.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    More of the same. Just read the first book, LIFE CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP, and if more organizational and decluttering advice is needed, wait until March (2016) and pick up Fay Wolf's NEW ORDER: A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks.

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