I have a problem.
And honestly, it’s a pretty good problem to have.
I watched one episode of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix and now I can’t stop throwing out my things.
But it seems I’m not the only one.
Not only was she named one of Time’s 100 most influential people back in 2015, she also has an international bestseller in her famous book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organising.
From her ever-popular books to her new reality show, it’s not hard to understand why the Kondo’s famous KonMari method has become so popular.
Watch the trailer for Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo here. Post continues below…
After all, Kondo’s approach to tidying is just so damn simple.
The premise is this – if an item you have sparks joy in you, keep it, but if it doesn’t spark joy, it’s time to get rid of it.
“You feel [joy] when you hold a puppy, or when you wear your favourite outfit,” she explains in the show’s first episode.
“It’s a warm and positive feeling.”
Across the eight episodes of her new show on Netflix, Kondo visits several American families and helps them declutter their homes.
Using boxes, her famous folding strategy and her infamous “does it spark joy” mantra, Kondo transforms each family’s home into something more organised, clutter-free and tidy.