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Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up Summary

Narrated by: Adrienne Ellis
Length: 38 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Made for those who find themselves drowning in clutter, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo is a must-listen. What makes this book special is that it delivers a whole new approach called the KonMari method for decluttering, arranging, and storing items at home. Author Marie Kondo is a Japanese cleaning expert who takes organizing and tidying seriously. Unlike regular cleaning books where it's recommended to tackle clutter on a room-by-room basis, Kondo's self-developed and self-dubbed KonMari method deals with clutter using a category scheme. And it's effective, according to the author, as so far none of her clients have relapsed. The power of her method also speaks volumes as currently she's on a three-month wait list.

Guiding listeners all the way, the KonMari Method helps tidiers find items that "spark joy" in their lives. These "joy-sparking" items are to be kept while the rest are let go. An international best seller, this book will help listeners clear all of the clutter they have. It can even help them find magic and, most importantly, peace of mind in having tidy homes.

What you'll find in this summary of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up:

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Isn't the real book

They discuss the content but I'm angry I thought I was paying to hear the actual book read

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narrator speaks painfully slowly

the only way I was able to get through this was by listening to it on 1.5x speed as the narrator speaks excruciatingly slowly and enunciates as if she's explaining the book to a 3 year old.

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I really enjoyed listen to this book

I'm enjoy Maria Kondo's work is not only beneficial to ones house and so that you declutter your life. more importantly it's to declutter your head.
highly recommended

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Good audio summary

Best also check out the YouTube videos. I liked the narators careful but definite prosody.

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  • Emer Carr
  • 21-03-2016

Very disappointed. Expected more.

Such a high overview of the book. No real information given. Waste of time imo

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  • Ke Donn
  • 18-01-2017

Good summary

This does what it says on the tin. it is a 30 minute summary and will give you enough insight into whether the book will of be of interest. I really liked the narrators voice and style

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  • Egipto
  • 01-12-2016

Didn't give you the method.

This book only told you how great the method is but didn't give you it to do. More like an ad. Very strange. Kept repeating same thing over and over.