#1 The Evolution of Marie Kondo’s Tidying Method: From Spark Joy to Realistic Living
Introduction to Marie Kondo
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Marie Kondo, the Japanese organizing consultant famous for her KonMari Method of tidying, has confessed to letting her home get messy after the birth of her third child. Kondo, who became a household name after her reality series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” premiered on Netflix in 2019, has always been a stickler for keeping her home tidy. But after the arrival of her third child, Kondo has realized the importance of spending time with her family, rather than keeping her home spotless.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
In a recent webinar to promote her new book “Marie Kondo’s Kurashi at Home: How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life,” Kondo shared that her focus has shifted from tidying to spending time with her children. Kondo says, “My home is messy, but the way I am spending my time is the right way for me at this time at this stage of my life. Up until now, I was a professional tidier, so I did my best to keep my home tidy at all times. I have kind of given up on that in a good way for me. Now I realize what is important to me is enjoying spending time with my children at home.”
Balancing family life and tidying
While Kondo has given up on maintaining a perfectly tidy home, she still encourages her children to help keep their home organized. Kondo has taught her children how to fold clothes and make their own beds. She has also shared that she is still working as an organizing expert and continues to publish books on the subject. Her latest book “Marie Kondo’s Kurashi at Home” focuses on the Japanese concept of kurashi, which means “way of life” and aims to help organize one’s life as well as their physical belongings.
A shift in focus with Marie Kondo’s Kurashi at Home
Despite Kondo’s recent admission that her home is messier these days, parents everywhere can rest assured that they are not alone in the struggle to keep their homes tidy. Kondo’s confession is a testament to the importance of prioritizing family time over keeping a perfectly organized home. It is also a reminder that everyone’s priorities change and evolve over time, and that it is okay to let go of certain things in order to make room for what is truly important.
The Future of Marie Kondo on Netflix
As for Kondo’s future on Netflix, it is unclear if and when she will return to the streaming platform for a new series. For now, fans can stream both of her previous shows, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and “Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo” on Netflix.
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