Marie Kondo returns with even more useful tips for decluttering and rearranging your life, referencing again the joys of the Japanese art of tidying. The basic principle of Spark Joy is a step on from Kondo’s previous book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, in which she suggested you find ways to examine each and every item in your life to decide if it does indeed bring you joy. What is extremely helpful in this new book is that it includes beautiful and simple illustrations that inspire the idea of joy. These illustrations include ingenious folding methods that are easy to follow and promise to spark joy in the actions themselves. This latest book is a masterclass for any of you wishing to achieve joy in all areas of your life and not just in your home.
Recommended by: Lisa Corr, Dubray Grafton St.
The secret to Marie Kondo's unique and simple KonMari tidying method is to focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of. Ask yourself if something 'sparks joy' and suddenly it becomes so much easier to understand if you really need it in your home and your life. When you surround yourself by things you love you will find that your whole life begins to change. Spark Joy is an in-depth, illustrated, room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home. It covers every room in the house from bedrooms and kitchens to bathrooms and living rooms as well as a wide range of items in different categories, including clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, shoes, handbags and wallets. Charming line drawings explain how to properly organise drawers, closets and cabinets. Illustrations also show Ms Kondo's unique folding method, clearly showing how to fold anything from shirts, trousers and jackets to skirts, socks and bras. Marie Kondo's first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, presents her unique tidying philosophy and introduces readers to the basics of her KonMari method.
It has already transformed the homes and lives of millions of people around the world. Spark Joy is Marie Kondo's in-depth tidying masterclass, focusing on the detail of how to declutter and organise your home.