The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – Productivity Book Group

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing ] by Marie Kondo.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up_ The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo - Productivity Book Group

Dr. Frank Buck, the author of Get Organized! Time Management for School Leaders ], and regular speaker on time management, joins me as usual to discuss this book for this summary-review episode on Productivity Book Group.

Marie Kondo has skyrocketed to success lately with her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, as well as by starring in her new Netflix series, “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.” We hope you enjoy this episode where we discuss the KonMari Method and whether it fits (or doesn’t fit) your lifestyle and decluttering needs.

About the Author (from Amazon)

“Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant who developed the KonMari Method, which consists of gathering everything one owns by category and keeping only those things that ‘spark joy.’ Kondo’s method transcends the typical ‘tidying how-to,’ as it aims to cultivate a lifestyle that encourages one to cherish the things that bring true joy–a refreshing alternative to today’s mass consumer society.

“Marie has captured her years of consulting experience in her best-selling books, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy, which have sold over seven million copies worldwide, been published in more than 40 languages, and been listed as a New York Times’s bestseller for 99 weeks.”

About the Book (from Amazon)
(Read from the back book cover)

“The #1 New York Times bestselling guide to decluttering your home and the inspiration for the hit Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.

“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.”

Our next reading selections are:

The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey80/20 Principle by Richard Koch

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I’m Ray Sidney-Smith. Here’s to your productive life!

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