The Magic Happiness of Marie Kondo…

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions on their favourite self – help books. I’ve got a list of 8 titles to get me started. With some degree of inevitability (see my previous posts) by far the largest number of votes was for me to try out Marie Kondo’s ‘KonMari method’.

life changing magic of tidying up

I bought Kondo’s ‘The Life – Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ from Amazon this morning so it should arrive tomorrow (Friday 29th January) and we’ll be ready to go.

In anticipation of its’ arrival here are 6 of the best KonMari quotes that I could find (in the 30min time limit I’ve given myself to blog this):

  1. ‘Do you like talking to furniture? Do you believe shirts have souls? Are you insane? This might be the book for you.’ George Cotronis quoted from http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3263855.George_Cotronis’
  2. Kondo thinks you should treat your socks like tiny people, and that when they’re in your sock drawer, they’re “essentially on holiday”.’ Oliver Burkeman quoted from http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/dec/05/change-your-life-strange-decluttering-advice
  3. May cause death

also from http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/17/spark-joy-japanese-art-tidying-marie-kondo-digested-read

4.“This book is a cult. A totally reasonable, scary cult that works, doesn’t kill people (a bonus), but does drastically change your life. In this case — for the better.” — Buzzfeed

5. “It seems mundane but I’ve Kondo’d some deodorant that I didn’t like the smell of.” quoted from http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/02/marie-kondo-room-purge.html#

6. “When you put your house in order, you put your affairs and your past in order, too. As a result, you can see quite clearly what you need in life and what you don’t.” Marie Kondo quoted in http://www.wsj.com/articles/marie-kondo-and-the-tidying-up-trend-1424970535

If you’ve Kondo’d your home (or indeed some deodorant) or if you’ve read the book leave me a comment or tweet me @TmhoLudek.

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