I read Marie Kondo’s book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ a couple of years ago on the train. Although I find her methodology of tidying a little redundant as a very organised and tidy person myself, I always liked her as a person. After watching the 8-part lifestyle show on Netflix – ‘Tidying up with Marie Kondo – this opinion of her has not changed.
For those that are unfamiliar with Marie Kondo’s method (titled the KonMarie method), she suggests you declutter by holding every item and asking if it brings you joy. If the answer is yes, you keep it. If it’s no, you discard. She also has a particular way of folding and organising that makes life easier when everything has a place.
In this show, adorable Marie and her translator visit a wide variety of homes (points for diversity here Netflix!) and help them to declutter their houses and in the process find some more joy in their lives.
This show is inherently cozy. Marie is a beautifully warm soul and we get the added bonus of seeing houses transform from mess to clutter-free. If you’re after a wholesome, easy to watch show that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, then this is the show for you.
Overall rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
It must be said, however – after a bit of decluttering yourself you start to feel more like this Tweet.
Start of cleaning: I am a calm minimalist earth goddess
10 minutes later: Marie Kondo can suck my left titty I love my numerous towers of dusty junk that have given me depression
— Deirdre (@figgled) January 8, 2019