Got a very interesting Japanese book to review today. It is a self-help genre book that teaches us how we can be able to tidy up our room that will eventually help us to tidy our life. The first question that can come to your mind about the book is that we really need a book to learn how to clean and tidy up our room?
The answer is yes. The author of the book The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo, says a method shared in the book. If you follow the method while tidying up your room or house, you will never need to tidy up again all the stuff. Sounds interesting much. The author invented the Kon Mari method in the book that teaches us the best way to tidy up stuff.
Here in this article, I’ll be reviewing the book from a deep angle. The method that has been shared in the book will be explained in the following section. I’ll also try to give a short bio of the author of this book. In the end, there will be some ratings and reviews of the book.
About The Author “Marie Kondo”
The author of this book Marie Kondo is a Japanese consultant. She is also known as Kon Mari. She is also an author and a TV Show host. She wrote four books on organizing. His books were sold millions of copies all around the world. One of his best books is The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up. Marie Kondo is a tidying expert. The author spent 80% of his life learning the thing tidying up process. This looks so interesting about her to me.
Marie Kondo was born in 1984 in Tokyo, Japan. She got married in 2012, and now she is a mother of three children. Some other books by her are, The Illustrated Guide to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up, and Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life. Every of her book did put a really amazing impact on people’s life and thinking.
Inside The Book
The book The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up was originally published in the Japanese Language in 2010 by Marie Kondo. Then the English version of the book was also available for English readers. The book was written to teach people the best way to tidy up their rooms and houses. But you may think that why people need to read a book to learn tidying up. We know the process already. Let me jump inside the book then the concept of tidying up will be cleared to you, hopefully.
The person who keeps his room untidy for weeks and months and can not tidy up can also ignore the problems in his untidy life. So it is not just about the room. It is also about life. Changing life starts from tidying up the bed that you slept. But we do not notice that a tidy room can have a really big impact on our lives.
The problem we face when we start tidying up our room is that it gets untidy very quickly. And we need to do it, again and again, every day. The author says that you do not need to do that every day. When we were children, our parents used to scold us to tidy our room. But no one ever taught us how to do that. Everyone thinks that we would learn the process automatically. But the author of this book denies that. The author thinks that we need to learn it properly because an untidy room can lead us to an untidy life.
Kon Mari Method by Marie Kondo
The method is very easy. There are only two ideas that belong to this method to clean up your room. The first thing to do is to discard. The author says that you need to discard things from your room that have no value, or you do not need to use them either. And the number two is organizing. That means those important things in your room need to be organized so you can easily get in touch with them whenever you need them.
The author strongly recommends completing the first thing then jump into number two. If you keep the discarding process incomplete and then jump into organizing, the whole process may fail.
Now let’s see some reviews and ratings about the book. The book The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up is liked by 92% of Google users. The book got more than 300K votes in Good reads and got 3.8 ratings out of 5. In amazon, this book got 4.5 out of 5. In audible.Com, the book got 4.4 ratings out of 5. The book may seem too simple but has amazing ideas that are easy to follow. You can say a simple Japanese book with simple methods that has amazing impacts.