This lady is crazy, like actually nuts, but I bought into every main point she makes. My house and my life are in order and it feels JOYFUL. I am glad I read this and constantly am asking, does this spark joy?
Had some great tips and insights, but it could’ve been like a third of its length. Like a great article fluffed up too much.
I’m still a young man with a lot to learn and something has drawn to read book despite the fact that I haven’t read I’m almost 4 years. It has changed me and made me appreciate more of my thing, this “KonMari” method has changed the way I look at things everyday and pushes me to change my life.
Thank you Mrs. Mary Kondo
Listen, I’m not going to sit here and say this is for a typical person looking some quick tips. Now, that being said, anything in this book could be taken with a grain of salt and modified for someone looking for an extra push.
I am someone who is looking for a bigger push towards minimalism and this book had some really great suggestions. Like some other reviews, I also wish there was more focus on how to work with others if they aren’t quite on board with this view. This is lightly touched upon, but would be nice to be seen as a common theme in the book.
There are some views that may be more out there such as treating clothes or the home at personal, but hey, that is what was working for the author, and I definitely see the merit.
At points, I felt the book repeated over and over and over, which, I get. It is a book on tidying. It was a lot though.
Main take aways
-Declutter first, by category not by room
-Save personal items for last
-Go through items one at a time, saving only items that bring joy
-Only when things are decluttered completely, find a place for remaining items and know that then they shouldn’t need to find a new space
-Purchasing storage is not really a solution
All in all, I learned a lot and there were great ideas for cleaning and folding that I also look forward to putting into practice to make sure my home stays and enjoyable place to live!
Very inspirational book and a must read for those wanting to “eliminate the clutter and stream-line their life. It’s a very well-written book which provided me with the motivation to get started. I’ve let my possessions control me for way too long and now can’t wait to start letting go and conquering the massive mounds of clutter I thought I couldn’t live without. Thanks for making it seem so simple. I’m now ready to let go and make the changes I need to live my best life!
Blinders Are Off
I can't help but feel like this book fell right into my lap exactly when I needed it most. I can't wait to wake up and put these practices into action tomorrow morning! Maria makes it very clear on how to best tackle such a big job of tidying, with practical tools anyone can implement to simplify their space, which in turn simplifies the mind and soul. Definitely a book I plan to recommend to friends!
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, my mother was telling me about a book she read for book club. Basically, she thought it was the worst book club book ever, and a waste of her time. We read the negative reviews and chuckled, so I decided to read the book and see what it was all about. I read the book in one day and was immediately inspired to clean out my 3 closets of clothes. Some of the things she suggest, like cleaning out your purse everyday and talking to your belongings, seem a little strange; however, I must say that the process did let me get rid of things I have held onto for years. If only I had the energy to apply this to my entire house. It took me 5 hours to complete the clothing purge and my back is killing me. In conclusion, I got rid of a bunch of crap and am inspired to continue.
If any book I’ve read lately is truly life-changing, it is this one. It is incredibly useful for me and for my family. I am a KonMari Lifer!
I think that this book could have been summed up in a single, bulleted blog post. I did find a lot of the tips to be very helpful, but everything in between was just filler that seemed to keep repeating itself so by the time I got about half way, I just started skimming the rest. I also was disturbed by the fact that she brags about throwing away bags and bags of trash, but offers no direct alternatives to throwing things out (ie- changing shopping habits or donating items) and it all seems so wasteful to me.
I literally started picking up things...small items like lipsticks, all the way up to large items, like chairs and chucking them.
Daily trips to goodwill are normal now and I've never been happier!
Less is so much MORE!