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This bestselling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes listeners step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.

Full Synopsis
Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo's clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house "spark joy" (and which don't), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo's newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

"Listeners with an interest in home organization and a tolerance for the idea that our possessions are full of feelings and energy are likely to enjoy this book." ---Library Journal Audio Review

"Ms. Kondo delivers her tidy manifesto like a kind of Zen nanny, both hortatory and animistic." ---The New York Times

"All hail the new decluttering queen Marie Kondo, whose mess-busting bestseller has prompted a craze for tidying in homes across the world." ---Good Housekeeping

"It's strength is it's simplicity." ---The London Times

"Narrator Emily Woo Zeller captures the voice of author Marie Kondo so perfectly that it's as if the Japanese de-cluttering guru is speaking in person." ---AudioFile

"I found [The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up audiobook] to be inspiring and engaging…" ---Mixed Media Reviews

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Amazon Bestseller


AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

USA Today Bestseller

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Author Marie Kondo

Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller

Publication date Jan 6, 2015

Running time 5 hrs

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