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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis  Inside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book• Introduction to the important people in the book• Analysis of the themes, important people and author style Preview of this Instaread: Summary: Marie K PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book• Introduction to the important people in the book• Analysis of the themes, important people and author style Preview of this Instaread:Summary: Marie Kondo is a Japanese consultant specializing in tidying. In The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Kondo shares her simple method of tidying along with a wealth of insights into clutter, including what causes it and what types exist. Kondo also shares her own personal history and how that history led her to develop and refine her tidying method, referred to throughout the book as the KonMari Method. People are not formally taught how to tidy, and many have difficulty learning as adults, resulting in homes that are cluttered. The KonMari Method substitutes for the class on tidying never offered at school that many could have benefited from. Tidying has benefits that go beyond the pleasure a person takes in an ordered household. In fact, tidying can be life-changing as it gives a person skills that are transferrable to other life realms, such as occupation and relationships. The connection between … About the Author With Instaread, you can get the summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience....

Title : The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Reviews

  • Lenore Riegel
    2019-01-13 21:00

    THIS IS NOT THE BOOK, but an intro. Please read the actual book. You will love it.

  • PEI Public Library Service
    2019-01-13 20:51

    Marie Kondo's book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing" is just that: life-changing. People were asking staff members at our library about the book before it was published, and then giving it rave recommendations after they read it. The waiting list for the libraries' five copies has been averaging about thirty people, which isn't the norm for a book about clutter control. Kondo's book is itself physically compact and a pleasure to hold and enjoy, which is appropriate for the theme. "Tidying up by location is a fatal mistake" (page 25). Don't go to the living room and purge the papers on the desk, straighten the book shelves, and hide the detritus on the coffee table. Tidy by category. For example, gather every piece of clothing you own -- yes, winter coats and bridesmaid dresses included -- and pile everything in the middle of the living room floor. Then pick up each piece individually and ask yourself, "How does this bandana/shawl/hat make me feel?" If it "sparks joy", you keep it. Everything else goes. Shocking, isn't it? Are you thinking, "But wait, I won't have any clothes left"? That's possible, but not likely. What seems to happen is you can finally let go of the skirt your sister gave you, the t-shirt with the tight sleeves, and the uncomfortable pants that you bought on sale. "The lives of those who tidy thoroughly and completely, in a single shot, are without exception dramatically altered" (page 178). And, while her instructions on sorting papers are nothing short of mind-blowing, one of the most challenging rules in Kondo's book is "Never, ever ball up your socks" (page 81). Borrow a copy: http://bit.ly/1dA4iIM Borrow the ebook: http://bit.ly/1elXZJK

  • Shasta Matova
    2019-01-08 17:03

    Marie Kondo says she is a famous organizer in Japan. She has helped many people and lectures, etc. She says that you only need to declutter once with her method. So of course, my interest is piqued.Her method is to choose a category of objects - say books. Take out all of your books from everywhere in the house and put them in one place. Then take each book and look at it and decide whether it brings you joy. If it brings you joy, you can keep it. If it doesn't, you have to get rid of it. To get rid of it, you thank it for its service to you, and then you recycle, donate, give away, throw away, etc. Then, once you only have the books that you bring you joy, you can find a home for them, all in one place.She wanted to treat the objects as if they have feelings. The objects don't want to be sitting around unloved, so you need to give them a good home. I think that this can work for some people, and maybe allow them to let go of things they have been holding onto forever, but on the other hand, if you care so much about the object's feeling, you may not want to reject it! I think it is certainly worth a try. This may be a language thing, but she sounds very young. Many of her examples were from when she was very young (I've been cleaning and organizing since I was five), and many of them talked about her cleaning her room, and not her house. She says that there hasn't been a single person who relapsed once they used her method, but somehow, that just doesn't seem like a realistic statistic.

  • Charles Ray
    2019-01-03 22:41

    Marie Kondo, a Japanese consultant in the art of tidying up, offers detailed advice on how to remove the clutter from your life in her book, The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up. The book takes the reader step-by-step through the process of identifying things that are important in life, and getting rid of those that are not. If, like me, you’ve collected tons of ‘stuff’ in your life, this book comes along at a good time. Kondo extols the virtue of her KonMari Method as a means of not just getting rid of the clutter, but improving your internal outlook in the process.Instaread’s Summary & Analysis of The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo allows a busy reader to get a good idea of the value of this book in 15 minutes, with a comprehensive analysis of the author’s main points, writing style, and credentials. Instaread books are a valuable resource for readers when one considers the number of new titles available on today’s market, and are a must-have if you want to keep up.I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.

  • Paula
    2018-12-30 15:43

    I'm ashamed to say that I did not read the complete title before purchasing this book. I read the first part, and all too quickly purchased the book thinking it was the actual book by Marie Kondo. Obviously, it is not. That being said, I don't think the book is useful even for its intended purpose. First of all, it was written by someone for whom English is not their first language. This makes it sometimes difficult to understand precisely what the author was trying to convey. Second of all, having now read the actual book by Marie Kondo, I don't feel that this book adequately represents the information therein. Since the original book is rather short anyway, I recommend reading that instead of this summary.

  • Julie Cave
    2019-01-03 19:03

    The main concept of this book is to surround yourself with things that bring you joy and discard the rest. Nice concept, and author Kondo swears it works with the end result being a tidy home that will stay that way. That may be true if she is there to walk you through the process, which is the basis of her business. But for those with messy, cluttered environments and no Marie Kondo on site to give direction, the process will seem daunting. But, if you have a bent towards organization or a neat freak you'll probably put it to work immediately which is what I intend to do. One other comment: Wish the publisher would have edited the book for an American audience as some of the content is strictly for those who live in Japan or embrace an eastern religion.

  • Vickie Dispensa
    2018-12-29 21:06

    Book report..boringThought that it was gonna be a. Shorter version of her book. Not all the winded version. Instead. It was just someone's. Book. Report. Wasted time and money. Don't bother.

  • Amy
    2018-12-29 17:00

    So far so good.

  • Jim Gallen
    2018-12-24 19:52

    This book is Instaread’s 42 page summary of a book about ways to tidy up and how the process can change your life. It consists of a summary of the book, the author and her family who are mentioned therein and 10 key takeaways for you to use.Author Marie Kondo’s main premise is that we tidy up by confronting our belongings and determining what brings us joy and discarding the rest. Tidying up is a one-time change in attitude and approach that changes our life and prevents us from falling into clutter again. We should work by categories, such as all of your books, then your clothes, not room by room. You act as if your belongings want to be used and to be sent to someone else if you do not need them. What we hold on to tells us something about ourselves as well as cluttering our homes.I chose this book because I need major help in tidying up. I have found some Instaread summaries to be helpful because they have introduced me to a work and inspired me to read it. This one is different. While I am skeptical of Marie Kondo’s system, this summary did provide takeaways that may help me tidy up. This Instaread summary is helpful because I think that I got most of the possible benefit from reading the summary without having to read Marie Kondo’s whole book. I recommend reading the summary and make up your own mind as to whether to go on to the whole book. You may decide that you have learned its essentials with a smaller investment of time and money. The go tidy up!I did receive a copy of this book to read and review.I did receive a free copy of this book in the hope, but with no obligation, that I would write a review.

  • Jackie
    2019-01-17 18:51

    Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by InstareadI wish to thank Instaread for the opportunity to read the 15 minute summary and analysis of Kondo's book free for my honest review. Marie Kondo is a Japanese consultant specializing in tidying. She shares her simple method of tidying along with a wealth of insights into clutter, including what causes it and what types exist. It is helpful to know she shares her personal history which helped her create the KonMari Method of tidying. The foundation of the KonMari Method is a thorough sorting of all items in the home, followed by discarding to reduce clutter, an concluding by choosing a place in the home for every item to be returned to. I recognized when she tells that to let go of items comes from anxiety about the future. Sentimental items are seen as singing to the past. These two must be overcome. The best part is learning that by clearing your space will clear your mental space as well. If any one item does not bring you joy, you need to let go of it. This book could be useful to anyone at any age because her advice is detailed and practical enough to seem worth giving it a try. © 2015 Jackie Paulson

  • Jacob
    2018-12-28 21:56

    This was a really fun summary to read. I don't have a lot of time to read normally, and I get most of my content through Audible, but it was nice to sit down and get a full synopsis in just under 15 minutes. The summary was adequate, and I found it to be very well structured, with balance between succinctness and detail. I particularly enjoyed the "Key Takeaways" as they highlight the main focus of the actual book. I picked a few of my favorite takeaways, and then I was able to get an even deeper insight by reading the "Analysis" section on the takeaways. My favorite takeaway was #5: "Tidying helps people realize what their passions and desires are...."

  • Mary
    2019-01-03 23:06

    This book is a very short 45 pages; it is the condensed version of a longer book. I read this shorter version because I couldn't find the normal version to borrow for free. This really makes me what to read the longer version. Everything in it seemed like common sense. It really is a good read for people who want to de-clutter, but feel overwhelmed by it. The author keeps things very simple, and it helped me feel motivated to get rid of my things that I wasn't getting any joy out of. I highly recommend this for people who want to par down on their possessions, but don't know where to start!

  • Mary
    2019-01-18 22:48

    I have really enjoyed listening to this audiobook while preparing for an upcoming international move. It has really helped me to put into perspective those items that I need to discard and those items that need to be packed for our move.

  • Jo
    2018-12-23 22:56

    Useful summary. This summary saved me time and money of reading the whole book. I got through it in 10 minutes and found the format easy to skim and still digest. I found the concept of the original work to be interesting, but not worthy of a full-book book purchase.

  • Katherine
    2019-01-18 18:54

    I found some of the ideas ones that I will implement as I tackle the clutter. The book was easy to read and offered a philosophy that would help to make decisions on what to keep and what to discard. Good tips on how to let go of things that do not bring joy.

  • RoarOutLoud
    2019-01-13 17:46

    It was very brief, concise, and straight to the point. It highlights the main keys to takeaway from the actually book, though you don't completely lose the details as it also shows examples of each key takeaways. Fair read.

  • Barbara Cortegiano
    2019-01-22 22:48

    Some new ideas in an otherwise routine manual.

  • Dixie
    2019-01-09 22:00

    See if in Kindle Library, if not check orig. book and read 1st chapter, seems rest not so interesting

  • Joslyne C.
    2018-12-28 22:58

    Meh. Wanted to like it but just found it stressful. And if I never hear the word "tidy" again I would be okay with that.

  • Jennifer Stockton
    2019-01-06 17:55

    Very helpful book

  • L SC
    2018-12-26 21:56

    I love this book!Then again I love anything to do with tidying up, purging, cleaning out etc....

  • Sherry
    2018-12-25 19:02

    The title tells it all, and strangely snough it was a good read.

  • Christine Brooks
    2019-01-15 18:59

    Loved this review and analysis

  • Rita Kay
    2019-01-14 16:57

    I learned some helpful tips but have no desire to reduce my belongings by 3/4. Or keep them all in a closet. But then I am not Japanese.

  • Sara
    2019-01-10 23:43

    Strange summary of a strange book

  • Claire
    2019-01-15 16:45

    Good synopsis!

  • RJ
    2019-01-18 22:49

    This wasn't a book. This was a commentary on a book. Inane.