Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).
With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire....Continua
I read this last year, 2018, after attempting the online DailyOM decluttering class which I found too "Californian" or excessive touchy-feelie, "how do you feel about this" to extremes. At first Kondo's seemed just a straight how to book, dry as sand except for the odd "if you don't love it toss it" which is ridiculous. My question was "what if you don't like tossing pretty good stuff, useful stuff, what do you do with it THEN? " Eventually that became secondary and in the end you understand the guiding principle, which is the basic - leaner is happier, lighter is easier, etc. Remains for you to figure out if you want to fill the dumpster or donate, garage-sell and recycle what you don't need anymore. NO reveal there....Continua
I had heard a lot about this book and I'm happy I read it. I have mixed feelings though. It is very repetitive and some stuff are a bit too "new age" for me, like thanking the objects around you for serving you, or like the mantra of the book "feel whether each object sparks joy". Bof. Nevertheless there are in the book also some interesting stuff, some tips on how to store things, some useful suggestions to get rid of things or to better organise your place. And I also enjoyed the several hidden references to the Japanese culture. All in all, I think it's to be read (or at least parts of it)....Continua
The most impressive takeaway for me is how to best use of shoeboxes!
This book sounds a bit Zen to me. I can't help wondering if the author is obsessive in tidying up :p
La filosofia zen del riordino spiegata da una giovane e simpatica giapponese maniaca dell'ordine.
Un libro che introduce dei cambi nella tua vita, è sempre un libro che merita, anche se il cambiamento si limitasse solo alla classificazione di mutande e calzini. Ma non si limita a quello. Senza troppe pretese aiuta a riflettere su ciò che vale ancora nella nostra vita e ciò che è ormai esperienza passata dalla quale è meglio staccarsi.
Voto 8 1/2