Ready to learn the most important takeaways from The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up in less than two minutes? Keep reading!
Why This Book Matters:
The bestseller behind popular Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, this book has sparked a minimalist movement around the world.
Japanese organizing guru Marie Kondo teaches that decluttering your home of things that don’t “spark joy” can help you achieve a healthier, happier, and more satisfying life.
- Visualize your dream life before beginning this process
- You won’t know what belongings bring the most value to your life if you don’t know how you truly want to live.
- Example: One of the author’s clients envisioned a more feminine home. Once she knew the future she desired, she could remove any items that did not fit that image.
- An organized home can improve the state of your body and mind
- By removing objects that do not contribute to your wellbeing, you make room for the items that do and give yourself space to feel energized.
- Example: Many people report feeling uplifted and freer after decluttering their homes.
- Find clarity and drive for future pursuits by putting your past in order
- Let go of everything that does not bring you closer to your dream, but allow yourself to rediscover old passions if they align with your current goals.
- Example: A client rediscovered old books on social welfare, which led to quitting her IT job to start a business in the field she was truly passionate about.
- Organize your home simply to maximize happiness
- An organized room filled with only the essentials creates visual comfort that can make you feel more carefree.
- Example: Individuals who use the KonMari method of decluttering find it easier to make decisions, and with less stress.
- If you do it right, decluttering is a one-time occurrence with a lasting effect
- The shift to minimalism can be overwhelming at first but will set you on the path of your new life unshackled from past baggage.
- Example: Many people clean one room at a time, taking years to declutter, which delays the satisfaction of simplifying their life.
- Let things go even if you find it difficult
- Discard any item you are holding onto because of sentimental attachment if it has already served its purpose.
- Example: Let go of greeting cards, old clothing, artwork, and old gifts that have sentimental value but no real use.