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Spark Joy: An Illustrated Guide to the Japanese Art of Tidying

Spark Joy: An Illustrated Guide to the Japanese Art of Tidying

A 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, shoes, handbags and wa... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781785040481
Barcode 9781785040481
Published 4 January 2016 by Ebury Publishing
Format Hardback
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Language English (translated from: Japanese)
Author(s) By Kondo, Marie
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ISBN-13 9781785040481
ISBN-10 1785040480
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Imprint Vermilion
Publication Date 4 January 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Language English
Translated from Japanese
Author(s) By Kondo, Marie
Category Personal Appearance & Beauty Care
Home & House Maintenance
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 184mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 367g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fashion & Beauty
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 648.50952;648
Catalogue Code 614546

Description of this Book

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. Ask yourself if something 'sparks joy' and suddenly it becomes so much easier to understand if you really need it in your home and your life. When you surround yourself by things you love you will find that your whole life begins to change. Spark Joy is an in-depth, illustrated, 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, shoes, handbags and wallets. Charming line drawings explain how to properly organise drawers, closets and cabinets. Illustrations also show Ms Kondo's unique folding method, clearly showing how to fold anything from shirts, trousers and jackets to skirts, socks and bras. Marie Kondo's first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, presents her unique tidying philosophy and introduces readers to the basics of her KonMari method. It has already transformed the homes and lives of millions of people around the world. Spark Joy is Marie Kondo's in-depth tidying masterclass, focusing on the detail of how to declutter and organise your home.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Its strength is its simplicity. -- Richard Lloyd Parry The Times All hail the new decluttering queen Marie Kondo, whose mess-busting bestseller has prompted a craze for tidying in homes across the world ... one proper clear out is all you need for the rest of your life. Good Housekeeping Do I love it? If not, chuck it. Marie Kondo promises that by following her KonMari Method I will be a neatnik, forever ... I decide The Life-changing Magic of Tidying will become my bible. -- Brigid Moss Red magazine [It is] enough to salute Kondo for her recognition of something quietly profound: that mess is often about unhappiness, and that the right kind of tidying can be a kind of psychotherapy for the home as well as for the people in it. The Times The tidiness regimen prescribed by Japanese author Marie Kondo is a great idea. It's so great that maybe we need to expand its reach Guardian
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

MARIE KONDO started reading housewives' magazines from the age of five and loved the order and beauty of the well-organised spaces she saw in them. Then, from the age of 15 she started studying tidying seriously. She started with her own bedroom and then moved onto her siblings'. Today she runs a highly successful business in Tokyo helping clients transform their cluttered homes into spaces of beauty, peace and inspiration.

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