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  • Spark Joy

  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Ms Sumalee Montano
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Spark Joy is an in-depth, room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home. It covers every room in the house, from bedrooms and kitchens to bathrooms and living rooms, as well as a wide range of items in different categories, including clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, cosmetics, shoes, bags, wallets and valuables. The secret to Marie Kondo's unique and simple KonMari tidying method is to focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I need no other book on tidying.

  • By jennyoz on 21-04-2018

I need no other book on tidying.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-2018

Loved the principals of this book and have started implementing them in my home. I now understand the difference between clean and tidy. Clean is related to the environment and happens externally to us. Eg dust and dirt. Tidy is directly related to us and the choices we make.. If there are excess objects in our home they got there because of us. Some objects we find hard to part with yet we don't use them or need them. This book helps with the letting go process in a way I would never have considered. Ie thank the item for the joy or pleasure it gave and let it go peacefully. I am not a person who regards books and objects as having feelings (as this book implies) but I do know I have feelings towards objects, and this letting go process does have merit. I've listened to the audio of this book entirely, and now have bought the book. I look forward to systemically working through each area in order as Marie wisely suggests. Clothes first them books, followed by papers, miscellaneous and finally sentimental. It is a progressive process from the easy to the hard so we learn to hone our skills of finding joy before we get to the hard stuff. I definitely recommend this book.

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