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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Audiobook

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever

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Publisher's Summary

Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan's expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method.

The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once - and quickly. After that for the rest of your life you need only to choose what to keep and what to discard.

The KonMari Method will not just transform your space. Once you have your house in order, you will find that your whole life will change. You can feel more confident, you can become more successful, and you can have the energy and motivation to create the life you want. You will also have the courage to move on from the negative aspects of your life: you can recognise and finish a bad relationship; you can stop feeling anxious; you can finally lose weight.

Marie Kondo's method is based on a 'once cleaned, never messy again' approach. If you think that such a thing is impossible, then you should definitely listen to this compelling audiobook.

©2016 Marie Kondo (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks

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    Chanch Johal 13/10/2016
    Chanch Johal 13/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "loved every word!"

    i loved reading this book.. and i started tidying immediately still going actually! threw out so much already 14 bags

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    anja 20/02/2017
    anja 20/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "great author"

    Loved the book! Her process seems like a great idea, now will have to try it out!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Josephine 30/01/2017
    Josephine 30/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "If you haven't yet, listen to it."

    What an amazing book! Far more than how to clean and organise your things but how to tidy your mind and live more happily. Easy to listen to although I would've preferred a more Japanese accented narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deanne 20/01/2017
    Deanne 20/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Yes, it is LIFE CHANGING"
    Where does The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best so far - it has made the biggest impact in the shortest amount of time.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was amazed at the claims she made about her former clients - complete change of life, no repeat offenders, but as I continued to listen it all made so much sense.


    Any additional comments?

    I had heard about this book and always wanted to read it. I am beyond glad that I did. I was riveted, and I am halfway through my tidying journey, which has already made a wonderful impact on my life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wedzerai 18/01/2017
    Wedzerai 18/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book!!"

    There is a lot I didn't realise about tidying and the impact it has on your mood, energy, motivation.
    This has been revolutionary to me and have been tidying up my space while listening and now looking to discard some of those items that don't give me good energy and a place that is loved by its owner becomes more attractive and I can say this place is starting to look more appealing and feeling more like home! I am hoooome!!! Haha...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 09/01/2017
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    "Fantastic"

    I have a much greater appreciation of things and tidying after reading this book. It has really brought me satisfaction to tidy after/while listening to this book. There are also great anecdotes inside that are nice to listen to. The author has such as lovely tone of voice, as does the narrator. It has really helped me get rid of a lot of things I didn't need.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Alexandra
    11/02/17
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    "Alexandra"

    I loved it! It is very enjoyable. Great narrator, good style. I am thankful Mari Kondo has put her experiences compiled and explained in practical and comprehensive manner while explaining the most simple and best method on tidyng. Indeed, one can be able much joy and peace in typing this way in particular. I downloaded this audio book on Friday and have just finished listening to it today. I started using Kon Mari's method right away through the narrative. I have yet to finish the task of tidying but I already feel so refreshed.
    I recommend this book 100% I will gladly extend to my parents all that I've learned through this course. Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Federico
    23/11/16
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    "Fantastic"

    Easily applicable tips to live more mindfully and happily. Very recommended book for all ages.

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  • Ann
    29/10/16
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    " Felt like a self-assertive autobiography "

    I was looking forward to the hyped "domestic wisdom" of the book. I was however, disappointed after the first chapter. While the book starts you off with a very motivational chapter, it gets very repetitive and pushy right after that. I had to power through to finish the book infact because the material was beginning to sound so stretched out and unnecessarily lengthened. The narrator did an amazing job in every aspect, but the material *of* the book was intolerable due to the amount of boasting and self-assertion that was overbearingly repeated over and over again. All in all, I walked away with just two benefits: motivation to complete a decluttering process I had already started and a new way to fold and arrange clothes in drawers which I find to be aesthetically pleasing. If you wish to take tips and pointers, I would recommend one of the summaries available on Audible or hopping onto youtube for a quick search on decluttering the Marie Kondo way. You will get everything you need to know from either minus the boring stories, insufferable reptitiveness, and bragging.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Customer
    28/09/16
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    "Amazing"

    Don't hesitate to buy this book. I feel so much lighter after putting my life in order. Definitely one of the most important books I've read to date. There is also an app that helps take you through the entire process. Good luck!

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Friendly Face
    Norwich
    19/10/16
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    "read it at last!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying to be better than the print version?

    Bought the book weeks ago but it took me getting it on Audible to get me started. Finished it in two days and have since filled my car with old clothes and books - home already looks and feels better - looking forward to carrying on decluttering tomorrow.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • C. E. Scurr
    8/10/16
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    "Wonderful"

    How wonderful to now have Marie Kondo on audible. It enables a refresh for my memory at any time. This makes me happy as does being tidy.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Autumnleaf
    2/12/16
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    "A different approach to tidying"

    I purchased this book as it's sparked my curiosity as I am always tidying and was hoping for a miracle. I started applying the methods detailed in the book to organise my home whilst still reading the book and was pleasantly surprised to how it made me feel about my possessions. The book is well laid out, easy to follow and I would recommend to anyone who wants to declutter their home. The author takes you through the process in small stages and it is actually enjoyable!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria
    29/12/16
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    "please buy this book"

    One word: incredible. If you want your home environment to be immaculate then listen to this book NOW! Marie's passionate words are informative and provide a great outlook on living. These 4 hours have truly taught me to live in the present, extinguish my day-to-day fears and be appreciative of what I have.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Orna Feehan
    8/11/16
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    "life changing"

    I don't know why but I always comeback to this audio book whenever I have to tidy my house and it just seems like my life falls into order afterwards too.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Jaqueline Jobes
    20/02/17
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    "Useful tips, worth a read"

    Good tips on how to focus on genuinely clearing clutter and reassessing the value and sentiment we place on so many things we feel we can't part with, but are ultimately deadweight to our lives and homes. I disliked the use of 'throw it away' that she stressed so much - please recycle and drop off at charity shops as and where you can!! It's also originally a Japanese book so has some text specific to them but not too much. I've already started to Marie Kondo my house so it must've sparked something!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • EJ
    18/02/17
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    "reorganised my entire life because of this book! "

    listened to it twice, then put the words into action- it's definitely a method that works and a lot better for converting normies to minimalists than most others I've read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    17/02/17
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    "Life changing book"

    A book that saved my life. Recommended to everyone who has trouble keeping your room or house in order.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cavern19
    8/02/17
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    "If you were interested in the book you will love it!"

    If like me you have heard of the Kon Marie method of tidying and getting your house in order, then you will really enjoy this book. Of course the author has become world famous and some of the methods may seem a little strange, but I certainly loved every minute of this beautifully narrated book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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