An international phenomenon, organizing guru Marie Kondo has demonstrated the magic of changing your life by surrounding yourself with things that spark joy. The Japanese author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” has transformed her compulsion and skill for cleaning into an empire, with quirky pieces of advice like treating objects as if they have a soul, earning her praise worldwide. The decluttering queen’s new book quickly shot up the New York Times best-seller list, together with her first book.
Her latest book, Spark Joy: An Illustrated Guide To The Japanese Art Of Tidying is a more prescriptive manual (it comes with illustrations) than her previous book. KonMari, as she’s known, works on the simple principle that if something in our room doesn’t ‘spark joy’, then it should be thrown away.