The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up by Marie Kondo changed my life. So I was curious what the new book of Marie Kondo may reveal to me and I was not surprised with the outcome. This book is as enjoyable as the last one.

The words of wisdom from the book are:

  • Tidying up means confronting.
  • Tidying deals with objects; cleaning deals with dirt. Both are aimed at making a room look clean, but tidying means moving objects and putting them away, while cleaning means wiping and sweeping away dirt. The responsibility for mess and clutter lies 100 percent with the individual.
  • Cleaning means confronting nature.
  • When we do feel torn about something, there are three possible reasons: the item once brought us joy but has fulfilled its purpose; it does bring us joy but we don’t realize it; or we need to keep it regardless of whether or not it sparks joy.
  • There are only two choices: keep it or chuck it. And if you’re going to keep it, make sure to take care of it.
  • Always keep in mind that the true purpose is to find and keep the things you truly love, to display these proudly in your home, and to live a joyful life.
  • If you are living with a family, sort by person first, then by category, and finally by type of material. If you follow this order, storage will be much simpler.
  • Store items from the same category in one spot. If you are living with a family, sort by person first, then by category, and finally by type of material. If you follow this order, storage will be much simpler.
  • The energy of book titles and the words inside them are very powerful. In Japan, we say that “words make our reality.” The words we see and with which we come into contact tend to bring about events of the same nature.
  • Only when we accept unconditionally people whose values differ from our own can we really say that we have finished tidying.

In summary, if you have read the first book then you can definitely read this book to enrich yourself and once again immerse yourself in the joy of tidying.