Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo Review!

**I received a copy of the book to review. I was not compensated in any other way. My opinions are my own**

I admit, my house isn't as tidy as I'd like to be. I do have piles of stuff in various places.

And my garage?


And that's just PART of the garage.

I got to review a book called The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. (She's even dubbed "the queen of clean.")

Marie Kondo is a Japanese cleaning consultant who knows her stuff. She can teach you ways to organize your life and your home.

The book discusses different ways to keep your home tidy. For instance, Marie suggests using a shoe box to organize things. You don't have to go out and spend all sorts of money on bins.

I found the book helpful, but if I'm being honest, I'll probably still have the piles. I'm working on it though, I promise. My house is just never going to be immaculate.

Oh, and I don't think I'll ever be greeting my house as suggested in the book:

However, maybe if I respected my home more, it wouldn't have so much STUFF in it.

I would recommend this book if you're looking for tips on how to get rid of items and how to better organize your stuff. I did write down some tips I learned (the shoebox one--why do I just toss them? They do make good storage bins) and I do hope to get things in order.

You can buy a copy of The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo on Amazon. It would make a fun Christmas gift. After all, it's the #1 seller in Motivational Self-Help!

If you're a visual person, you can check out videos by Marie Kondo here.


  1. I am working on the whole piles thing myself. I don't greet my house but maybe if I cleaned up more I wouldn't get as frustrated with little things.

  2. My husband is thinking of buying a garage condo for all his crap. Let me just write that $80k check.

  3. I am so glad that my garage isn't the only one that looks like this! I don't think we will ever break free of the PCS garage.

  4. I have been meaning to work on the garage since April. First it was too hot, now it is too cold. I will get to

  5. Will be getting this for my mother and hoping it's not too subtle ;)

  6. Don't have a garage but do have piles in every room which is why I'm in the midst of a late spring cleaning frenzy.

    Already done my bedroom, done part of the office/dressing area (my built in wardrobe is in there as it's my old bedroom) and that's just two rooms in the whole house.

    I'm also slowly progressing through a wardrobe audit which will continue into next month.


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