Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Teaser Tuesdays #14: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (some times you need more than two for it to make sense).
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week's teaser comes from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō

Publisher: Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group
Publishing Date: October 14, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased

This guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this book featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire

"Marathon tidying produces a heap of garbage. At this stage, the one disaster that can wreak more havoc than an earthquake is the recycling expert who goes by the alias of "mother". p46

"The fact that you possess a surplus of things that you can't bring yourself to discard doesn't mean you can't bring yourself to discard doesn't mean you are taking good care of them. In fact, it is quite the opposite." p126


  1. Seems everyone is starting the new year in declutter mode. Sounds interesting, scary but interesting. lol...here is my TT http://www.readinggrrl.com/2016/01/teaser-tuesday-january-12-2016.html

    1. Give it a few more weeks and I'm sure the idea of decluttering at the beginning of the year will soon fade.

  2. I've had this one on my TBR. Hope it's good for you. Thanks for sharing. Here's My Teaser

    1. It's great so far. Has a few tips I've already started implementing. LOVE, Love, love the cover of your book choice for this week. Cheers!

  3. I've found my solution to discarding; I'm planning to sell my house and move some place much smaller. Being under the gun, I find, is a great motivator. Sounds like an interesting book, though. Here's my intro/ teaser: wp.me/p3Nz8P-A9


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