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Watched Tidy Up with KonMari

Watched #1 in New York Gina Kruger Tidy Up with KonMari NHK by Tidyup with KonMari from

Marie Kondo, aka KonMari, is a cleaning consultant.

Earlier this year, organizing consultant Marie Kondo was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. One of her books on how to tidy up your life sold 1.5 million copies in Japan, and is now finding big success abroad. Her de-cluttering method focuses not on deciding what to throw away, but on deciding what to keep. And what should you keep? Only the things that excite you.

With her Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up series stirring up phenomenal sensations all over the world, KonMari visits New York to help people distressed about tidying. Gina Kruger, who lives with her husband and 2 sons, is helpless as things pile up uncontrollably in her house. KonMari comes to rescue. In the KonMari Method, you tidy not from one room to another but by category; you go through categories, such as clothes, books and sentimental items, and pick out only what sparks joy. What happens to Gina’s house as a result? Check out all the tidying techniques that are guaranteed to make you want to start tidying immediately!

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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