Just before Marie Kondo's first book was ripping up the charts, I found it on the buy counter. Flipping through it to decide what shelf to place it on, I found myself drawn to the simple firmness of her advice -- the shelf I placed it on was my own. While I didn't follow her process entirely, I found the concepts very helpful while I prepared to move cross country (without boxes and boxes of clutter). It helped me choose which of my possessions helped me feel joy, and which were merely space fillers. This follow-up seemed like more of the same at first -- I mostly picked it up to see the illustrations of Kondo's folding techniques. But there is a warmth to this one that the first book only hinted at -- it's less rigid in its discipline, more expressive in its joy. Kondo has allowed her personal experiences to inform the changes -- since the publication of the first book, she has married and started a family, and thus her perspective has changed in some small but crucial ways. It makes this book a more approachable entry into Kondo's method.
A follow-up to the best-selling The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up shares the highly sought Japanese cleaning consultant's detailed methods for organizing closets, folding clothes and minimizing clutter. Illustrations.