The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Author: Marie Kondo
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing


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by mjrpes   2018-04-01
Everyone is different, but it feels like a weight is lifted off my shoulders when I get rid of stuff I don't need or can't justify keeping. Marie Kondo wrote a book on this: The Japanese Art of Decluttering.

by Hannahmilkscows   2018-03-19

I have heard this book is amazing: It would be a good starting place, then I would say divide things up so no one is doing a chore they hate. For example I hate cleaning toilets, but my SO doesn’t mind it. So I do the sink, mirror, and floor and he does the toilet and shower.

by slash178   2018-03-19

This book is great for learning how to downsize and declutter.

by iamanatta   2018-03-19

Minimalist philosophy is vague, so here are some books that cover a few areas. No one agrees on what the philosophy means so some will take issue with each of these I'm sure.

Contemporary Minimalism: Goodbye, Things

Getting Rid of Stuff: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Traditional (somewhat related): Walden

Design (again, not perfect match, but similar): Wabi-Sabi

Do it yourself guide: Clear one area (desk, countertop, bed side table) then enjoy the emptiness. That'll give you enough of a taste to explore more.

edit: typos

by CuntJuggler   2018-02-16

This is really good advice-- helps a LOT to spend the time in advance to find furniture that fits exactly.

If you have the time, read this:

Will really to reduce the trauma of throwing stuff out

by ifeelnumb   2018-02-16

Do you need a good passive aggressive Christmas present for her? It basically details why you shouldn't hold on to your parents stuff.

by -BigSexy-   2018-02-16

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

This book was a god send. Never seen so many trash bags out the door before.

by subsubsub   2017-10-05
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- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up []

- Why Men Love Bitches []

- The Low Down on Going Down []

- Blow Him Away []

by TheMokaPot   2017-08-19

I'm sure this has been recommended but I encourage you to read Life Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo .

It's quite verbose (ironically) but it is translated from Japanese. Nonetheless, it gives you a different perspective on how to clean by telling you to approach cleaning up by getting rid of things that do not bring you "joy."

by happybabo   2017-08-19

This book because the author talks about decluttering and getting rid of things you don't need especially if you have a lot of things around the house. I'm a hoarder so I would like to have tips of what I need and don't need.