人生がときめく片づけの魔法 2 Kindle Þ

人生がときめく片づけの魔法 2 Kindle Þ


  • Hardcover
  • 291 pages
  • 人生がときめく片づけの魔法 2
  • Marie Kondō
  • English
  • 01 July 2015
  • 9781607749721

10 thoughts on “人生がときめく片づけの魔法 2

  1. Diane Yannick Diane Yannick says:

    Dear Marie Kondo It is with great trepidation that I write this review of your newest book I was berated by people all over the world after my critical Goodreads review of your first book The Magical Art of Tidying I received over 1800 likes and comments Your rabid fans called me ethnocentric hyperbolic shallow insensitive unromantic cold narrow minded immature a derisive mess despicable a pseudo feminist ? a possessor of ugly underwear and they sent their deepest sympathy to the poor schmuck who married me I was even contacted by a writer from the Chicago Tribune who was doing an article on the tidying craze Others who are evidently as unenlightened as me saw humor in my review One sweet soul even offered to replace my beige underwear with something appealing I turned that offer down as I think it goes against Goodreads' policies Another particularly disgruntled reader suggested that I go hide under a rock Well that ain't happenin' cause I'm a 68 year old woman who says whatever she wants whenever she wants Threaten all you want Kondofans cause Yannick doesn't panic Although I have studied both of your books with uncharacteristic focus I am left with some uestions I hope you can find it in your heart to answer them Believe it or not I started with 57 uestions and condensed it to these measly 141 I didn't realize that if you couldn't get joy from touching your clothes that you could hug them for further clarification Just one thing do you have any suggestions on how to remove all of those hugging wrinkles?2 Although I did realize that clothes are plant fibers I did not realize that they like to hold hands or be cheek to cheek The first and last items seem to get the short changed as they only have one hand to hold or one cheek to rub Would you suggest plotting out a rotation system?3 I don't own a camisole but it's good to know that if I had one I shouldn't criticize it for its failure to stand up This criticism would be very bad for the cami's soul I totally get that but am I missing out on something big by not having a camisoul?4 I know that my panties are supposed to look like spring rolls with only the front of the waistband showing You said that you can fit seven pairs in a tissue box Could you give me the dimensions of a Japanese tissue box? 5 I didn't realize that I had to unpack my suitcase within 30 minutes of my homecoming To make this work for me I've had to begin unpacking in the car on the way home from the airport Have any of your clients had to this? Are their dropped articles causing lawn mower problems?6 Thanks so much for the help offered about what to do with the pictures of my cheating conniving ex husband I'd stuck them in a cabinet in the basement hoping for a flood Now I know I should have put them in a paper bag facing inward with a pinch of purification salt After doing this I was able to discard them with no regrets and free up that mildewy spot in my basement Is the purification salt on ok?7 I never thought about how unrefined the inside of my bathroom cupboard must feel When I took your advice and removed the loud and ugly labels it did add to the refinement but my husband was not too happy when he used my unlabeled hair removal creme on his man parts I think he'll be ok Do you have any doctors as clients who might be able to anonymously answer some embarrassing uestions about damaged man parts?8 I am bothered about one of your substitution anecdotes You claim that you can always find a substitution for a discarded item that you later need BUThow do you think your frying pan felt when it had to hammer the nail into the wall? Do you regret throwing that hammer out because of its imperfect handle? What about the ruler you broke when you used it as a screwdriver? In your last book you wrote that daywear could not be demoted to loungewear Aren't these substitutions even egregious?9 Do you think it would be possible to create a Joybit that could sit cheek to cheek with my Fitbit and detect when an item fulfills my joy criterion or when I've reached my click point? I can't seem to get consistent readings on my own10 Exactly what vibes do your clothes give off that let you know whether they're happier being folded or hung? Mine just don't seem to care Do I need to stop buying my clothes at Walmart?11 I see that many of your clients say that their underwear drawer looks so beautiful that they can't resist opening it to gaze at its contents I'm worried because I never have this urge Do you think I should move my underwear to the kitchen as I spend time there?12 I don't have many hundred dollar bills to leave lying on the kitchen table so no worries there about them feeling forlorn and embarrassed I have been doing a lot of sniffing of my smaller bills coupons and credit cards but I can't get the dense metallic aroma that most of your clients smellAny advice on refining my sniffer?13 I didn't need to go to Japan for a memory service for my childhood dolls I simply took your advice covered their eyes and gave them the heave ho Can I use that same procedure for some unruly neighborhood kids or would that be crossing the line?14 My husband did not know that I had taken your advice about storing kitchen scraps in the freezer He thought the container of decayed meatballs and mushy tomatoes was holiday soup He's out of the hospital but he's not one of your biggest fans Let me end by saying what a lucky lady you are Your ideas have made you rich in purse and spirit You have only ever had one client rebound which is an amazing stat You and your new husband 2014 use folding and tidying to keep your relationship fresh Have you ever thought about officially changing your name to Joy?Until you write againDiane Yannick West Chester PA


  2. Andy Andy says:

    This is a fine follow up to The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up I listened to the audio version and found the accompanying PDF helpful enough that I didn't need the printed textDon't let Kondo's animism put you off; even if you're uncomfortable with thanking your possessions for their service before discarding them there is much to be learned from this book For Kondo tidying is really a means to the end of mastering the space in which you live and making it a place that nourishes rather than oppresses There is significantly detail here including great ideas for dealing with the miscellany komono that can be so hard to control I have used the method on my clothes and have had success in keeping it tidy Implementing it throughout the house is a much bigger undertaking but I am already envisioning the result


  3. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Spark Joy or Kill Joy? According to Marie Kondo her KonMari Method of tidying up is nothing short of life changing Every time I walked into any book store This little book kinda attractive seems to always be near the front of the storewith many copies I've yet to touch the book myself I actually had NO IDEA what the book was about until walking early yesterday morning While random looking at audiobook's on my overdrive app I see this book is available By the waythe downside to audiobook 'listeningsearching' the way I have come with conseuences I'm on the trail I decide I want to listen to a book I can't see what the book is about just a photo of the cover I'll download a few maybe as many as 8 books at a time try each out send back the ones I don't like The problem has been I've sent back 90% of the books Sometimes I invested 2 hours of listening to each book or an hour anywayFor example I listen to 2 hours of Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard FordI liked it but never finished itThen felt I'd kinda rather 'read' his book yet in this case his voice was nice enoughbut I forgot about the book and before you knew it the library time ran outBut in most other cases I just don't care about the book enough to stay with it I put my music back on and keep walking It's this reason I've 'almost' decided to go with Audible Buy 1 book a month Return Policy if I don't care for the book Seems like I might have a wider selection of book choices to fit my fancy Plus Paul can listen to these tooso I'm still considering Back to THIS REVIEW ON THIS BOOK It will be shortI listened to the audiobook for 90 minutes until I had enough I got the general ideawhich 'was' ENOUGH No way am I going to follow detailed instructions about how to create joy in my life I was beginning to feel exhausted by all the rules The author had a lot of 'MUST DO's' I understand it can be extremely liberating to toss out things and re create fresh But I really don't need to hug every item I own or bless it The value I took away in the 90 minutes I spent with the audiobook1 many people around the world have gotten miracles from her work The author told us so I believe her I'm thrilled for themreally I am 2 I'm happy with my own style of tidying up and organizing I might make a few changes remodel but not from her rule book 3 So I made JOY choice I turned off the audiobook Put my music back onand I was back sparkling with joy 4 I had a terrific laugh with Paul and Ali our daughter later that daywe considered hugging our forks before dinner Or If our forks didn't give us joy we could always toss them out the windowand buy new JOY forks some other day lol with JOY moneyxo


  4. Heidi The Reader Heidi The Reader says:

    Spark Joy is author Marie Kondō's follow up to her internationally best selling title The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up The Japanese Art of Decluttering and OrganizingKondo's not for everyone — some of her ideas are very different like treating your possessions as if they have spirits of their own and sorting items by smell — but I like herI think it's because she is obviously very passionate about what she teaches Her excitement seems to seek from the pages of her bookThis companion novel is an excellent book by itself but in my opinion you won't be able to fully appreciate it unless you've read Kondō's first title She doesn't as completely explain her tidying methods in this book as she took the time to in the last But there was still so much to enjoy here She encourages individuals to embrace what they love even if society doesn't love it too like in this section called Save Your Cosplay for Indoors a surprisingly high percentage of my clients have costume like clothes To name just a few I have encountered a Chinese dress a maid's outfit and a belly dancing costume If it brings you joy but you can't see yourself wearing it outside there's no reason you shouldn't wear it inside pg 25 26Kondo has a pretty philosophy of living I'm convinced that things that have been loved and cherished acuire elegance and character When we surround ourselves only with things that spark joy and shower them with love we can transform our home into a space filled with precious artifacts our very own art museum pg 47One of my favorite parts of both books is Kondo's theory about socks It makes me smile The socks you wear at home are particularly important because they are the contact point between you and your house so choose ones that will make the time you spend there even enjoyable Balling your socks and stockings or tying them into knots is cruel Please put an end to this practice today pg 98 As much as I enjoy Kondo's uirkiness I don't embrace all of her theoriesFor example I'm still trying to talk myself out of the mountains of books that I have around the house I have this dream that one day I'll have an enormous library with shelves so high that I'll need a ladder with rollers to climb up and reach the books at the topHere's what Kondo has to say about tidying up the books When you're left with only those books that you love you'll discover that the uality of information you receive changes noticeably The room you make by discarding books seems to create space for an euivalent volume of new information You'll soon see that the information you need comes just when you need it and when it does you'll find that you respond to it immediately in a new pattern of behavior that wasn't possible when you were hoarding books and neglecting the information they contained pg 126 SighHere's a helpful tip for sorting piles of stuffed animals Energy resides in the eyes which is why it's best to cover them when discarding something Once their eyes are hidden stuffed toys and dolls look much like objects and that makes it far easier to part with them The simplest solution is to place a cloth or piece of paper over their faces pg 164 165Consider some of the most used items in your life for the royal treatment my criterion for deciding which items reuire royal treatment is this the item's proximity to your body Items such as forks or undergarments which come in direct contact with delicate parts of our bodies should be treated as a rank above the rest whenever possible pg 183Good to knowAnd finally Tidying is a special event If you give storage your best effort experimenting with different ideas and enjoying the whole process you'll find that it goes very smoothly Treat it like a game Each idea you try will bring immediate results and you can readjust anytime you like pg 206If only I had that sort of passion for tidyingMarie Kondo is inspiring but I don't know if I will ever achieve the emotional highs that she seems to find from it The best part of this book is she makes me willing to try


  5. Christine Wahl Christine Wahl says:

    Very uniue way to organize items minimalist and get rid of clutter easily If you can't declutter after this book there might not be hope


  6. Emily Emily says:

    I got this book instead of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing because it has invaluable illustrations of Marie Kondo's folding style I started looking like one of these dogs when reading the descriptions of how to fold without any pictures From what I can tell this book is an expansion of her first with some of the key concepts outlined a bit clearlyI will be moving at the end of the week and I packed all of my clothes over the weekend During this process I had a revelation because I had applied the Konmari method to my clothes over the last six months I did not find any clothes I had forgotten about and I didn't need to donate anything I had already done it This is frankly shocking for someone who finds online shopping therapeutic and also only buys statement pieces While I didn't follow the method exactly I did approach my closet a little differently not just will this be useful? but am I excited about this? my personal stand in for joyWhere this helped the most was with my komono I am a compulsive postcard and tiny souvenir collector buttons pins and I had some other mementos I've kept for at least ten years I went through everything I had got rid of my notes from German class and downsized to one shoebox and one folder worth of items It really made me happy going through the result I think than anything else the method of looking through personal items gave me permission to not feel silly about some of the admittedly silly things that I decided to hang onto It's also nice to recognize that some of those things won't be as important in say five years at which point they've served their purpose and I can move onAnyway I probably will not anthropomorphize my socks but I do love the Konmari folding method And I really like feeling that everything I own has a place to go


  7. 7jane 7jane says:

    For a while I didn't really know if I wanted to read about KonMari or not but luckily I decided to choose this largely due to Emily's review down here at the reviews which says this is a expansion to her previous book with some things explained a bit clearer and there are illustrations to the folding styles Kondo recommendsI think there are some books that just work better when you read them instead of audiobooking them mainly because you can reread and find places a bit better no risk of unpleasant or fast reader and all that underlining stickering of important bits etc I did have to pause now and them to breathe haha and to absorb a bit but the subject was interesting enough that I read it faster that just the routine amount I make myself read of a book daily about 41 pages I made a bunch of notes for later and will rewrite them into a clearer form at some pointI love the rubber band that comes with this hardcover You can use it or not but it does look nice when it's used Just the kind of touchable bonus I likeThis is somewhat different from minimalism tidying which aims for smaller amount of possessions and usual decluttering techniues in the idea of 'spark joy' The focus is on what you really want to keep with putting in place coming afterwards for everything left The folding illustrations are mostly concentrated in the clothes section with one or two in other places Advicing clients on tidying their homes is the author's work in Japan and then there's her booksThe point is to keep what 'sparks joy' when touchedseen for you others might give suggestions but the final decision is yours Knowing where to keep them also helps but it doesn't come first Some clientpersonal examples are given but they don't disturb the main purpose of the book It is helpful if you feel already ready to commit to this even if it doesn' t happen immediately like for me I will probably be likely to start on it after weight loss since clothes appear first in tidying orderFirst the six basic rules of tidying are given before we move on to the main text commitment knowing what home look you want after discarding in every category before proper arranging going by categories in right order and the 'spark joy' testing Don't let her insistencies put you off some of it will end up making sense laterIn the main part the first part talks about the concept of joy and finding motivation the second goes deep into each category clothes books papers komono misc items in smaller categories sentimental items The third part shows the end result for each part of home and what changes might appear afterwards plus other people and this tidying process The main positive impact for this tidying method will be for your mental well being which might improve also your outer life like relationshipsSome tips are a bit outside the main KonMari method of tidying at least I made notes of them to separate notings for example checking on the expiring dates on some emergency supplies or cleaning your suitcase outside and wheels after travelingOf course there are things that are odd or even a bit irritating For example I disagree with the opinion that just not have yet read a book is a sole reason for discarding it And no I won't cut or tear a page off a book I would do that for magazines only And sometimes I prefer piling not standing up things And you do have to be careful with what papers you discard I think it's better to research first what the lenght of keeping is for some before letting go of themShe seems a bit optimistic about avoiding relapse back to messiness and also about how after tidying other things in life get fixed too Her talk about things' feelings and thanking them too is uite odd but in my opinion these moves appeal to the part of self in one's head that still can't help but think object have 'feelings' And anyway you can freely ignore the odd bitsBut for all the weaker bits and things I disagree with I'm surprised how much I liked the book as a whole and the method of tidying started to make sense the further I got into the book The clientpersonal examples made the reading lighter and gave one some amusement too I might not get into this right away now but I can see myself going through it when the time is right A rewarding experience that made me think amused me and inspired me


  8. Mhairi Mhairi says:

    I really enjoyed konmari's first book I found it helpful fresh and it really did help me tidy up pretty magically I might add Since that book was released I've read articles online about the method as it spread and when I saw this book was due I was thrilledI was disappointed that this book didn't seem to provide anything new If you've read the first book and even seen one or two videos of her folding techniues on YouTube you've pretty much read this book I also think that if you haven't read her first one you are probably better to start there which she says in Ch1 too because this is of an overview than any solid detailed info about the process


  9. Kelly Kelly says:

    If you are really serious about decluttering your life this book will give you the guidance you need It should be something you've already thought about It's not a book for people who love to be surrounded by a lot of stuff Those people will just end up writing long reviews making fun of the book hoping for laughs from other people who don't get those who wish to live a minimalistic life The day we had to move my grandma from a 5 bedroom 6 bathroom home to a small condo was when I started thinking about downsizing At her age she couldn't possibly go through all her stuff so it was left to us That was sad I want to make the decisions myself of what to keep and also make it easier for my kids one day I don't want to leave them with tons of stuff they will have to dispose of This book has me well on my way to living the life I want Making fun of this method is passing judgment on those of us who would rather experience life than be weighed down by our possessions Others need those possessions to feel they have lived life There is no right or wrong way but the Konmari method is exactly what I needed


  10. Jessica Jessica says:

    This was 100% what I expected and needed out of a master class I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up right around a year ago and completed the entire KonMari process in the following months However although we'd pared down our possessions to only the things we love and use I didn't feel like I had mastered how to organize and arrange what we had left for maximize efficiency and appreciation This book has specific tips for every area tackled by the process including a detailed section on the different parts of kitchen komono and there are illustrations of sample ways of organizing to inspire and instruct I particularly appreciated the step by step instructions on folding for just about every kind of clothingI read this in two days in preparation for tackling the things we have in basement storage — we'd gone through them before but there was a lot of stuff still loose and I wanted everything grouped and in labeled bins before we move this summer Because I had Kondō's ruthless but gentle voice in my head I was able to do a thorough job than before mostly by grilling my husband about things Do you actually need this? For what? When did you last use it? Will you use it if it's down here or should it go somewhere else? After reading the detailed information about folding and storing clothes I also decided to reorganize my socks and underwear drawerSome people have said that if you read this book you don't need to read the first one and while she does give a uick and dirty overview of what's in the first book I would highly recommend starting with that one if you can The stories from the first book were what inspired me to actually undertake the full process in the first place; this book is nitty gritty for those who get stuck or like me just want to organize what they have left a little neatly So if you're already a Konvert but want a little boost definitely pick this one up


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人生がときめく片づけの魔法 2[Download] ➹ 人生がときめく片づけの魔法 2 Author Marie Kondō – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Spark Joy is an in depth line illustrated room by room guide to decluttering and organising your home It covers every room in the house from bedrooms and kitchens to bathrooms and living rooms as well Spark Joy is an in depth line illustrated room by room guide to decluttering and organising your home It covers every room in the house from bedrooms and kitchens to bathrooms and living rooms as well as a wide range of items in different categories including clothes photographs paperwork books cutlery cosmetics shoes bags wallets and valuables Charming line drawings explain how to properly organise drawers wardrobes cupboards and cabinets The illustrations also show Ms Kondo's uniue folding method clearly showing how to fold anything from shirts trousers and jackets to skirts socks and brasThe secret to Marie Kondo's uniue and simple KonMari tidying method is to focus on what you want to keep not what you want to get rid of Ask yourself if something 'sparks joy' and suddenly it becomes so much easier to understand if you really need it in your home and your life When you surround yourself with things you love you will find that your whole life begins to changeMarie Kondo's first book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying presents her uniue tidying philosophy and introduces readers to the basics of her KonMari method It has already transformed the homes and lives of millions of people around the world Spark Joy is Marie Kondo's in depth tidying masterclass focusing on the detail of how to declutter and organise your home.


About the Author: Marie Kondō

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing has been published in than countriesShe was listed as one of the world's most influential people by Time Magazine in Personal website.


10 thoughts on “人生がときめく片づけの魔法 2

  1. Diane Yannick Diane Yannick says:

    Dear Marie Kondo It is with great trepidation that I write this review of your newest book I was berated by people all over the world after my critical Goodreads review of your first book The Magical Art of Tidying I received over 1800 likes and comments Your rabid fans called me ethnocentric hyperbolic shallow insensitive unromantic cold narrow minded immature a derisive mess despicable a pseudo feminist ? a possessor of ugly underwear and they sent their deepest sympathy to the poor schmuck who married me I was even contacted by a writer from the Chicago Tribune who was doing an article on the tidying craze Others who are evidently as unenlightened as me saw humor in my review One sweet soul even offered to replace my beige underwear with something appealing I turned that offer down as I think it goes against Goodreads' policies Another particularly disgruntled reader suggested that I go hide under a rock Well that ain't happenin' cause I'm a 68 year old woman who says whatever she wants whenever she wants Threaten all you want Kondofans cause Yannick doesn't panic Although I have studied both of your books with uncharacteristic focus I am left with some uestions I hope you can find it in your heart to answer them Believe it or not I started with 57 uestions and condensed it to these measly 141 I didn't realize that if you couldn't get joy from touching your clothes that you could hug them for further clarification Just one thing do you have any suggestions on how to remove all of those hugging wrinkles?2 Although I did realize that clothes are plant fibers I did not realize that they like to hold hands or be cheek to cheek The first and last items seem to get the short changed as they only have one hand to hold or one cheek to rub Would you suggest plotting out a rotation system?3 I don't own a camisole but it's good to know that if I had one I shouldn't criticize it for its failure to stand up This criticism would be very bad for the cami's soul I totally get that but am I missing out on something big by not having a camisoul?4 I know that my panties are supposed to look like spring rolls with only the front of the waistband showing You said that you can fit seven pairs in a tissue box Could you give me the dimensions of a Japanese tissue box? 5 I didn't realize that I had to unpack my suitcase within 30 minutes of my homecoming To make this work for me I've had to begin unpacking in the car on the way home from the airport Have any of your clients had to this? Are their dropped articles causing lawn mower problems?6 Thanks so much for the help offered about what to do with the pictures of my cheating conniving ex husband I'd stuck them in a cabinet in the basement hoping for a flood Now I know I should have put them in a paper bag facing inward with a pinch of purification salt After doing this I was able to discard them with no regrets and free up that mildewy spot in my basement Is the purification salt on ok?7 I never thought about how unrefined the inside of my bathroom cupboard must feel When I took your advice and removed the loud and ugly labels it did add to the refinement but my husband was not too happy when he used my unlabeled hair removal creme on his man parts I think he'll be ok Do you have any doctors as clients who might be able to anonymously answer some embarrassing uestions about damaged man parts?8 I am bothered about one of your substitution anecdotes You claim that you can always find a substitution for a discarded item that you later need BUThow do you think your frying pan felt when it had to hammer the nail into the wall? Do you regret throwing that hammer out because of its imperfect handle? What about the ruler you broke when you used it as a screwdriver? In your last book you wrote that daywear could not be demoted to loungewear Aren't these substitutions even egregious?9 Do you think it would be possible to create a Joybit that could sit cheek to cheek with my Fitbit and detect when an item fulfills my joy criterion or when I've reached my click point? I can't seem to get consistent readings on my own10 Exactly what vibes do your clothes give off that let you know whether they're happier being folded or hung? Mine just don't seem to care Do I need to stop buying my clothes at Walmart?11 I see that many of your clients say that their underwear drawer looks so beautiful that they can't resist opening it to gaze at its contents I'm worried because I never have this urge Do you think I should move my underwear to the kitchen as I spend time there?12 I don't have many hundred dollar bills to leave lying on the kitchen table so no worries there about them feeling forlorn and embarrassed I have been doing a lot of sniffing of my smaller bills coupons and credit cards but I can't get the dense metallic aroma that most of your clients smellAny advice on refining my sniffer?13 I didn't need to go to Japan for a memory service for my childhood dolls I simply took your advice covered their eyes and gave them the heave ho Can I use that same procedure for some unruly neighborhood kids or would that be crossing the line?14 My husband did not know that I had taken your advice about storing kitchen scraps in the freezer He thought the container of decayed meatballs and mushy tomatoes was holiday soup He's out of the hospital but he's not one of your biggest fans Let me end by saying what a lucky lady you are Your ideas have made you rich in purse and spirit You have only ever had one client rebound which is an amazing stat You and your new husband 2014 use folding and tidying to keep your relationship fresh Have you ever thought about officially changing your name to Joy?Until you write againDiane Yannick West Chester PA

  2. Andy Andy says:

    This is a fine follow up to The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up I listened to the audio version and found the accompanying PDF helpful enough that I didn't need the printed textDon't let Kondo's animism put you off; even if you're uncomfortable with thanking your possessions for their service before discarding them there is much to be learned from this book For Kondo tidying is really a means to the end of mastering the space in which you live and making it a place that nourishes rather than oppresses There is significantly detail here including great ideas for dealing with the miscellany komono that can be so hard to control I have used the method on my clothes and have had success in keeping it tidy Implementing it throughout the house is a much bigger undertaking but I am already envisioning the result

  3. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Spark Joy or Kill Joy? According to Marie Kondo her KonMari Method of tidying up is nothing short of life changing Every time I walked into any book store This little book kinda attractive seems to always be near the front of the storewith many copies I've yet to touch the book myself I actually had NO IDEA what the book was about until walking early yesterday morning While random looking at audiobook's on my overdrive app I see this book is available By the waythe downside to audiobook 'listeningsearching' the way I have come with conseuences I'm on the trail I decide I want to listen to a book I can't see what the book is about just a photo of the cover I'll download a few maybe as many as 8 books at a time try each out send back the ones I don't like The problem has been I've sent back 90% of the books Sometimes I invested 2 hours of listening to each book or an hour anywayFor example I listen to 2 hours of Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard FordI liked it but never finished itThen felt I'd kinda rather 'read' his book yet in this case his voice was nice enoughbut I forgot about the book and before you knew it the library time ran outBut in most other cases I just don't care about the book enough to stay with it I put my music back on and keep walking It's this reason I've 'almost' decided to go with Audible Buy 1 book a month Return Policy if I don't care for the book Seems like I might have a wider selection of book choices to fit my fancy Plus Paul can listen to these tooso I'm still considering Back to THIS REVIEW ON THIS BOOK It will be shortI listened to the audiobook for 90 minutes until I had enough I got the general ideawhich 'was' ENOUGH No way am I going to follow detailed instructions about how to create joy in my life I was beginning to feel exhausted by all the rules The author had a lot of 'MUST DO's' I understand it can be extremely liberating to toss out things and re create fresh But I really don't need to hug every item I own or bless it The value I took away in the 90 minutes I spent with the audiobook1 many people around the world have gotten miracles from her work The author told us so I believe her I'm thrilled for themreally I am 2 I'm happy with my own style of tidying up and organizing I might make a few changes remodel but not from her rule book 3 So I made JOY choice I turned off the audiobook Put my music back onand I was back sparkling with joy 4 I had a terrific laugh with Paul and Ali our daughter later that daywe considered hugging our forks before dinner Or If our forks didn't give us joy we could always toss them out the windowand buy new JOY forks some other day lol with JOY moneyxo

  4. Heidi The Reader Heidi The Reader says:

    Spark Joy is author Marie Kondō's follow up to her internationally best selling title The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up The Japanese Art of Decluttering and OrganizingKondo's not for everyone — some of her ideas are very different like treating your possessions as if they have spirits of their own and sorting items by smell — but I like herI think it's because she is obviously very passionate about what she teaches Her excitement seems to seek from the pages of her bookThis companion novel is an excellent book by itself but in my opinion you won't be able to fully appreciate it unless you've read Kondō's first title She doesn't as completely explain her tidying methods in this book as she took the time to in the last But there was still so much to enjoy here She encourages individuals to embrace what they love even if society doesn't love it too like in this section called Save Your Cosplay for Indoors a surprisingly high percentage of my clients have costume like clothes To name just a few I have encountered a Chinese dress a maid's outfit and a belly dancing costume If it brings you joy but you can't see yourself wearing it outside there's no reason you shouldn't wear it inside pg 25 26Kondo has a pretty philosophy of living I'm convinced that things that have been loved and cherished acuire elegance and character When we surround ourselves only with things that spark joy and shower them with love we can transform our home into a space filled with precious artifacts our very own art museum pg 47One of my favorite parts of both books is Kondo's theory about socks It makes me smile The socks you wear at home are particularly important because they are the contact point between you and your house so choose ones that will make the time you spend there even enjoyable Balling your socks and stockings or tying them into knots is cruel Please put an end to this practice today pg 98 As much as I enjoy Kondo's uirkiness I don't embrace all of her theoriesFor example I'm still trying to talk myself out of the mountains of books that I have around the house I have this dream that one day I'll have an enormous library with shelves so high that I'll need a ladder with rollers to climb up and reach the books at the topHere's what Kondo has to say about tidying up the books When you're left with only those books that you love you'll discover that the uality of information you receive changes noticeably The room you make by discarding books seems to create space for an euivalent volume of new information You'll soon see that the information you need comes just when you need it and when it does you'll find that you respond to it immediately in a new pattern of behavior that wasn't possible when you were hoarding books and neglecting the information they contained pg 126 SighHere's a helpful tip for sorting piles of stuffed animals Energy resides in the eyes which is why it's best to cover them when discarding something Once their eyes are hidden stuffed toys and dolls look much like objects and that makes it far easier to part with them The simplest solution is to place a cloth or piece of paper over their faces pg 164 165Consider some of the most used items in your life for the royal treatment my criterion for deciding which items reuire royal treatment is this the item's proximity to your body Items such as forks or undergarments which come in direct contact with delicate parts of our bodies should be treated as a rank above the rest whenever possible pg 183Good to knowAnd finally Tidying is a special event If you give storage your best effort experimenting with different ideas and enjoying the whole process you'll find that it goes very smoothly Treat it like a game Each idea you try will bring immediate results and you can readjust anytime you like pg 206If only I had that sort of passion for tidyingMarie Kondo is inspiring but I don't know if I will ever achieve the emotional highs that she seems to find from it The best part of this book is she makes me willing to try

  5. Christine Wahl Christine Wahl says:

    Very uniue way to organize items minimalist and get rid of clutter easily If you can't declutter after this book there might not be hope

  6. Emily Emily says:

    I got this book instead of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing because it has invaluable illustrations of Marie Kondo's folding style I started looking like one of these dogs when reading the descriptions of how to fold without any pictures From what I can tell this book is an expansion of her first with some of the key concepts outlined a bit clearlyI will be moving at the end of the week and I packed all of my clothes over the weekend During this process I had a revelation because I had applied the Konmari method to my clothes over the last six months I did not find any clothes I had forgotten about and I didn't need to donate anything I had already done it This is frankly shocking for someone who finds online shopping therapeutic and also only buys statement pieces While I didn't follow the method exactly I did approach my closet a little differently not just will this be useful? but am I excited about this? my personal stand in for joyWhere this helped the most was with my komono I am a compulsive postcard and tiny souvenir collector buttons pins and I had some other mementos I've kept for at least ten years I went through everything I had got rid of my notes from German class and downsized to one shoebox and one folder worth of items It really made me happy going through the result I think than anything else the method of looking through personal items gave me permission to not feel silly about some of the admittedly silly things that I decided to hang onto It's also nice to recognize that some of those things won't be as important in say five years at which point they've served their purpose and I can move onAnyway I probably will not anthropomorphize my socks but I do love the Konmari folding method And I really like feeling that everything I own has a place to go

  7. 7jane 7jane says:

    For a while I didn't really know if I wanted to read about KonMari or not but luckily I decided to choose this largely due to Emily's review down here at the reviews which says this is a expansion to her previous book with some things explained a bit clearer and there are illustrations to the folding styles Kondo recommendsI think there are some books that just work better when you read them instead of audiobooking them mainly because you can reread and find places a bit better no risk of unpleasant or fast reader and all that underlining stickering of important bits etc I did have to pause now and them to breathe haha and to absorb a bit but the subject was interesting enough that I read it faster that just the routine amount I make myself read of a book daily about 41 pages I made a bunch of notes for later and will rewrite them into a clearer form at some pointI love the rubber band that comes with this hardcover You can use it or not but it does look nice when it's used Just the kind of touchable bonus I likeThis is somewhat different from minimalism tidying which aims for smaller amount of possessions and usual decluttering techniues in the idea of 'spark joy' The focus is on what you really want to keep with putting in place coming afterwards for everything left The folding illustrations are mostly concentrated in the clothes section with one or two in other places Advicing clients on tidying their homes is the author's work in Japan and then there's her booksThe point is to keep what 'sparks joy' when touchedseen for you others might give suggestions but the final decision is yours Knowing where to keep them also helps but it doesn't come first Some clientpersonal examples are given but they don't disturb the main purpose of the book It is helpful if you feel already ready to commit to this even if it doesn' t happen immediately like for me I will probably be likely to start on it after weight loss since clothes appear first in tidying orderFirst the six basic rules of tidying are given before we move on to the main text commitment knowing what home look you want after discarding in every category before proper arranging going by categories in right order and the 'spark joy' testing Don't let her insistencies put you off some of it will end up making sense laterIn the main part the first part talks about the concept of joy and finding motivation the second goes deep into each category clothes books papers komono misc items in smaller categories sentimental items The third part shows the end result for each part of home and what changes might appear afterwards plus other people and this tidying process The main positive impact for this tidying method will be for your mental well being which might improve also your outer life like relationshipsSome tips are a bit outside the main KonMari method of tidying at least I made notes of them to separate notings for example checking on the expiring dates on some emergency supplies or cleaning your suitcase outside and wheels after travelingOf course there are things that are odd or even a bit irritating For example I disagree with the opinion that just not have yet read a book is a sole reason for discarding it And no I won't cut or tear a page off a book I would do that for magazines only And sometimes I prefer piling not standing up things And you do have to be careful with what papers you discard I think it's better to research first what the lenght of keeping is for some before letting go of themShe seems a bit optimistic about avoiding relapse back to messiness and also about how after tidying other things in life get fixed too Her talk about things' feelings and thanking them too is uite odd but in my opinion these moves appeal to the part of self in one's head that still can't help but think object have 'feelings' And anyway you can freely ignore the odd bitsBut for all the weaker bits and things I disagree with I'm surprised how much I liked the book as a whole and the method of tidying started to make sense the further I got into the book The clientpersonal examples made the reading lighter and gave one some amusement too I might not get into this right away now but I can see myself going through it when the time is right A rewarding experience that made me think amused me and inspired me

  8. Mhairi Mhairi says:

    I really enjoyed konmari's first book I found it helpful fresh and it really did help me tidy up pretty magically I might add Since that book was released I've read articles online about the method as it spread and when I saw this book was due I was thrilledI was disappointed that this book didn't seem to provide anything new If you've read the first book and even seen one or two videos of her folding techniues on YouTube you've pretty much read this book I also think that if you haven't read her first one you are probably better to start there which she says in Ch1 too because this is of an overview than any solid detailed info about the process

  9. Kelly Kelly says:

    If you are really serious about decluttering your life this book will give you the guidance you need It should be something you've already thought about It's not a book for people who love to be surrounded by a lot of stuff Those people will just end up writing long reviews making fun of the book hoping for laughs from other people who don't get those who wish to live a minimalistic life The day we had to move my grandma from a 5 bedroom 6 bathroom home to a small condo was when I started thinking about downsizing At her age she couldn't possibly go through all her stuff so it was left to us That was sad I want to make the decisions myself of what to keep and also make it easier for my kids one day I don't want to leave them with tons of stuff they will have to dispose of This book has me well on my way to living the life I want Making fun of this method is passing judgment on those of us who would rather experience life than be weighed down by our possessions Others need those possessions to feel they have lived life There is no right or wrong way but the Konmari method is exactly what I needed

  10. Jessica Jessica says:

    This was 100% what I expected and needed out of a master class I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up right around a year ago and completed the entire KonMari process in the following months However although we'd pared down our possessions to only the things we love and use I didn't feel like I had mastered how to organize and arrange what we had left for maximize efficiency and appreciation This book has specific tips for every area tackled by the process including a detailed section on the different parts of kitchen komono and there are illustrations of sample ways of organizing to inspire and instruct I particularly appreciated the step by step instructions on folding for just about every kind of clothingI read this in two days in preparation for tackling the things we have in basement storage — we'd gone through them before but there was a lot of stuff still loose and I wanted everything grouped and in labeled bins before we move this summer Because I had Kondō's ruthless but gentle voice in my head I was able to do a thorough job than before mostly by grilling my husband about things Do you actually need this? For what? When did you last use it? Will you use it if it's down here or should it go somewhere else? After reading the detailed information about folding and storing clothes I also decided to reorganize my socks and underwear drawerSome people have said that if you read this book you don't need to read the first one and while she does give a uick and dirty overview of what's in the first book I would highly recommend starting with that one if you can The stories from the first book were what inspired me to actually undertake the full process in the first place; this book is nitty gritty for those who get stuck or like me just want to organize what they have left a little neatly So if you're already a Konvert but want a little boost definitely pick this one up

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