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Book Review of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

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Helpful Score: 9

I got the audio version of this book thru my library. I listened to it twice it was so good. It starts out a little slow with the author talking about her childhood and obsession with tidying.

Her philosophy is very different from the mainstream and is insightful and wonderful. Start with getting rid of everything you do not love or does not bring you joy. Instead of working from room to room, she has you gather everything in one category. She starts with clothes, then books, then papers...etc. I cannot remember all of them.

Her methods are simple but very effective. I have already got rid of all the clothes I was hanging on to that honestly I was never going to wear again. She has a chapter on folding clothes properly. I am now excited to fold my laundry and do it willingly because Marie's folding method makes it fun.

I am going to gather all of my books and sort those next.