The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo is one that I saw mentioned a lot on social media. I was intrigued. When I saw it in OverDrive and saw that it was less than 200 pages I decided to give it a go.
Given the new year, I’m glad I read it as it inspires me to rethink the clutter around me. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is by a woman who has declares that she definitely loves to organize and tidy. While I can’t completely relate, there was something delightful about the thought of five and six-year-old child who, when asked what they like to do, responded “tidy.”
The author is a Japanese woman and the style of life that she calls the “magic art of tidying up” is definitely one of “less is more”: She argues that we need far less things in our home. I like the concept that by going to your belongings and asking “Does this item bring me joy”” we can eventually surround ourselves only with items that do bring us joy. As a result, our lives are richer and we are happier and more at peace.Continue Reading