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Read The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up

Read The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up

Marie Kondo presents the fictional story of Chiaki, a young woman in Tokyo who struggles with a cluttered apartment, messy love life, and lack of direction. After receiving a complaint from her attractive next-door neighbor about the sad state of her balcony, Chiaki gets Kondo to take her on as a client. Through a series of entertaining and insightful lessons, Kondo helps Chiaki get her home–and life–in order.

This insightful, illustrated case study is perfect for people looking for a fun introduction to the KonMari Method of tidying up, as well as tried-and-true fans of Marie Kondo eager for a new way to think about what sparks joy.

This worked well as a manga! I read the book when it came out, and have watched one of the episodes of her shows, so I’m familiar with her method but wanted a refresher. The framing story she used worked well to explain her philosophy and was cute 😊

I got all inspired to start purging stuff while I was reading but once I finished reading it sounded way too daunting of a project to start 😂

I thought it was a little funny they changed the manga to read left to right instead of right to left like a traditional manga, but I guess they were shooting for a broader audience who wouldn’t be put off by a formatting difference.

By Tracy Durnell

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

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