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Marie Kondo’s advice to find perfect harmony

Her new book “How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life” invites you to visualize your best life, making the most of 24 hours a day.

Her new book "How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life" invites you to visualize your best life, making the most of 24 hours a day.
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Marie Kondo is a Japanese author, entrepreneur, and organizational consultant. She created the so-called KonMari Method, which became famous in the East and the West. This method mixes oriental philosophy, Feng Shui and some inspirational coaching tips. Precisely so, she has assumed a new role based on this philosophy of life: life coach.

Her method ensures that you have to organize by categories, not so much by location. That is, you have to make a really exhaustive selection of each type of object (clothing, junk, furniture, etc.) and discover, in this way, what was forgotten and what is functional. To achieve a result full of success, Marie Kondo created five steps.

Five steps

The first is to decide whether to keep the object or discard it. This one suggests saying goodbye to everything that does not bring happiness in everyday life. The second is based on deciding the place where the selected object is going to be stored, so it must be a useful, accessible and suitable place to keep it in good condition.

The rest of the steps appear closely linked to each other. The third is to organize by categories, something that Kondo considers essential and which also allows things to be put to good use. In fourth place, saying goodbye to storage elements, that is, having many boxes or shelves to organize household objects can be counterproductive , since these things only take up more space and the disorder is noticed in the home.

Order is very important in Japan

Finally, it refers to clothing, so that each item is properly folded, fits better and is accessible. In this way, you are more likely to feel better about yourself, because there is more space and it is easier to clean. For all this, thanks to her books and programs on digital platforms, we can easily improve order and life.

Specifically, “Marie Kondo’s Kurashi at Home: How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life is her new book, in which she alternates advice with personal comments so that the home is in perfect harmony and have what is necessary in material terms. Thus, the soul will also enter a state of peace and serenity. And that is why in Japan order is very important .

Essence of the work

This work invites you to visualize your best life from the moment you wake up until the end of each day, making the most of 24 hours a day. At its core, the KonMari philosophy is not about what to get rid of, but what brings joy to your life.

In this inspiring visual guide, Kondo's incredible photography and unique suggestions empower you to embrace what you love about your life and then reflect it in your home, activities and relationships, such as creating a quiet corner to work , schedule weekly get-togethers with family or friends, or have relaxing nightly rituals that promote restful sleep.

She is the star of the hit Netflix showTidying Up with Marie Kondo” and founder of KonMari Media, Inc, the life coach has also been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London Times, Vogue, and on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Ellen . She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.


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