The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Marie Kondo

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

By Marie Kondo

  • Release Date: 2014-10-14
  • Genre: Lifestyle & Home
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 3,039 Ratings)


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The book that sparked a revolution and inspired the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: the original guide to decluttering your home once and for all.

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 international bestseller will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.


  • Practical and life changing

    By oddsome25
    I’ve been putting off discarding things around my house and storage unit for years. This book helped me to let go of so many things I no longer needed or loved.
  • Do I like thing? Smile. No like thing, look we did a minimalism

    By Hard-slingin' Momo
    Have you ever looked at every knick knack that has a deep dark corner in your self preserving brain and then ask an idiotic, barely beneath skin deep question: Make smile or not make smile? Good job, your read this trash heap of a book. Get rid of things that give you the frown frown and keep the things that make you think of exposing your mouth stones. Read it if you are going to die soon anyway -M Booby Mikey (nah JK) Michael
  • Her Point Is Well-Taken

    By gravelblue
    I didn’t necessarily agree with everything she said, but I am really glad I read this book and her recipe for cleaning. It is easy to read and worth passing along. May all of your belongings spark joy and hold meaning.
  • :)

    By _sarah1
    Second time reading it. Marie is so precious, and so helpful. Her method changed my view on discarded and helped me know I don’t have to live in clutter. And it’s easier than I think!
  • Life Changing

    By Sinoda88
    Beautiful way to organize your life.
  • KonMarie method transformed my lifestyle!

    By Ashwini 🇮🇳
    This book transforms not only my life, but also my lifestyle! I had been procrastinating de-cluttering & tidying up our kitchen & dining on our farm for years! In the past ten years, I had tried many ways of de-cluttering & tidying up but the space never lit up with an everlasting joy & beauty. It inevitably returned into disorder, excess, and clutter. Marie Kondo was like the fairy God mother appearing in Cinderella’s life on the night of the Royal Ball! 57 days of inspired clean-up has happened through me. The kitchen/dining turns out to be only a tiny part of it! Our farm is transformed & so am I. I am grateful for the countless lessons I have learnt from reading this book. I had lost track of time. It is as if I claimed the summit, hoisted the flag in joy, and only during the descend did I count the days that had passed me by! I highly recommend that you read this book. It has transformed the chaos in my life into beauty, joy & orderliness. With a heart full of gratitude to Marie Kondo & wishing each one of you much joy and love! Ashwini (🇮🇳From India)
  • Read this book!

    By WiSeKiD
    Do yourself a favor and just read this book. If you have any desire to declutter or organize your home, this book is essential reading material. Between this and her second book Spark Joy, I have finally been able to put my house in order and could not be happier!!
  • Must read

    By GDfiannas
    This book has had such a transformative effect on my life. I went from someone constantly riddled with anxiety, constantly misplacing items, forgetful etc. My head was a mess, I looked a little bit like a mess, & no surprise- my room was a mess! My closest friends are now reading it and they can brag about what effect it’s had on them as well. Can’t recommend it enough.
  • Loved thus

    By Bhinds239
    If it doesn’t spark joy in my life, it’s not worth keeping around.
  • Terrible narrator

    By zeldalee13
    Wanted to get this audiobook to listen to as I tidied, but the narrator is terrible—sounds like a computer, monotone and expressionless. I wish Marie Kondo would’ve chosen someone sweet and endearing to bring her words to life. Sad.