Spark Joy

By Marie Kondo
  • Non-Fiction

Have you been watching the Marie Kondo programme on Netflix?

Well before there was the TV series, there was the Marie Kondo books of which I read one a few years ago. The first book is called "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" which sounds quite dramatic and a little over the top - it's just tidying after all! However, after reading this book I can honestly say that the way Ms. Kondo inspires tidying is quite literally life-changing for sure. With the help of Marie Kondo and using her "KonMari" method, my clothes folding is not quite the art form that she makes it out to be, but it certainly has a form to it!

My current read is "Spark Joy" by Marie Kondo which is more about deciding what to keep then what to throw away. Once an item "sparks joy" it should be kept but if it is kept it then needs to be organized in it's proper place - and that's where the magic happens!

So at this point, my local charity shop is doing well from me, with 4 large black sacks getting dropped there over the weekend. My house is also beginning to look a lot less cluttered and I can even begin to say that I am feeling more joyful about what I have decided to keep around me. So if one of your new year's resolutions was to tidy more efficiently, a good starting point may be this book or you could even dip in and watch an episode or two to get started (I binge watched the whole series so this is probably why my house is currently undergoing the full Kondo-fication!!).

My next Kondo read will be "The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up" which is a graphic novel with images of Marie's tidying method. I'm on the library waiting list for this book and hopefully won't be waiting too long for it.

Let us know below, if you have read any of these books and if you are currently checking what possessions "spark joy" in your life or even better post a pic of some of the results of your tidying!


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