A few simple sentences, in perfect Japanese style. The The Magical Power of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo it has changed the lives of thousands of people not only in the domestic organization but in the way of life. Many have made “rolls” with clothes, the drawers of the readers have become tidy and have changed their appearance according to the rules dictated by the author specialized in “tidying up”.
But she who went to homes to help people overwhelmed by disorder and unable to separate themselves from their belongings, has descended into chaos. And the queen of order throws in the towel and gives up. The reason? The birth of the third child was decisive: “My house is messy,” she admitted. And phrases like “You will never be able to keep the house in order if nobody taught you how to do it” that have lit a light in the life of all its readers change their appearance.
And after the bestsellers “The magical power of tidying up” and “96 lessons of happiness”, among others, her latest book “Marie Kondo’s Kurashi at Home: How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life” arrives the author created a little shock in her fans.
Talking to the The Washington Post has indicated an alternative for achieving inner balance: beyond the external order of physical spaces, the ‘cleanliness’ of mental and emotional spaces is just as important. With practical examples, he explains that, beyond folding and organizing sweaters and shirts, what matters is, for example, listening to classical music in the morning or creating play spaces with your children. “Ordering means coming to terms with everything messy in your life“, writes the writer who moved to Los Angeles in 2019.
And she admits that her house is no longer as tidy as before, but the way she spends her time is the right one for her at this moment in her life: “Till today I have been an organizer by profession and therefore I have done my best to keep my house in order all the time. Now I’ve given up on it in a way that’s good for me. For example, I understand that it is important for me to spend time with my children at home“. New and different words and somehow always in line with the calm that she has always transmitted with her books. Words that will come again to the thousands of women and mothers who experience the same changes with the birth of children.
Among ‘Time’ magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, Marie Kondo will make her mark again with her new illustrated book featuring 125 interior photos taken mostly outside her home: “Start thinking about what you really want to tidy up“.