The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

A classic book that makes a boring topic, decluttering and staying organized, not so boring. Give this to your roommates to drop a (not so) subtle hint.


December 2, 2017

the story

Although this book has only been around for a few years, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing has already become a classic and international best seller as it gives reader a step by step framework for tidying up based on the author’s “KonKari” method.

why we like it

Because the book talks about something very few people/books actually talk about: decluttering.

This book is for the person who leaves papers sitting on their desk, clothes on the floor, and other random gadgets just laying around. In the book, Marie Kondo gives a room by room approach to getting and staying organized. Her secret sauce? Separating items into categories and then selecting those items that bring joy — finding a location for them is the last step.

It’s easy to read and incredibly actionable.

the competition

Nothing, actually. That’s why it’s so great! Of course, the other approach would be old fashioned self-discipline. We prefer having this book as a guide.

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