Little Miss Scouts Book Review – “The Lifechanging Magic of Tidying Up”


The Lifechanging Magic of Tidying Up – Marie Kondo


This book got the big tick from me.

I consumed this beautiful book in one sitting, and thoroughly enjoyed it which really surprised me as I was expecting a boring and tedious read.. .I mean who apart from perhaps a neat freak (clearly I am not) would actually enjoy reading a book about decluttering, and cleaning, and reorganising their house?

Apparently Marie Kondo, Japanese cleaning consultant and author of this little gem of a book figured somebody would… she has since sold over two million copies worldwide. She’s totally hit the big time with her revolutionary category ­by ­category system called The Kon Mari Method. She’s never had a repeat client, and has a very long waiting list.

And Marie knows her stuff… for decades she has tried every method of tidying that you can imagine. In fact, when Marie was in first grade (age 7) she used to set her alarm to get up in the morning before her parents and siblings were awake… to tidy! (Every parents dream haha).

Her book promises detailed guidance for determining which items in your house ‘spark joy’, and will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home… and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

And yes since reading this book I have started decluttering in the order of The Kon Mari Method…in fact I was meant to be reviewing a totally different book but never got it finished in time as I was so motivated with my decluttering!

I have been filling up oodles of rubbish bags, taking boxes and boxes to the charity shops since last week… and I am slowly starting to see the difference around home…it feels so uplifting getting rid of things that I don’t use, or don’t like, or don’t really need… and it’s not until I actually started doing it that I realised how much all this stuff was bogging me down.

So here’s to a really tidy and organised house at the end of this for me (yep, still on ­going at this stage), and a whole lot of magic coming my way…

This book is a must ­read! (unless of course you are a neat freak and super duper organised!).




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