The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing / Marie Kondo ; translated from Japanese by Cathy Hirano.

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  • Author(s): Kondo, MarieHirano, Cathy
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Information:
    Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, 2014.
  • Publication Date:
    2014
  • Physical Description:
    213 pages ; 19 cm
  • Publication Type:
    Book
  • Document Type:
    Non-fiction
  • Subject Terms:
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First American edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: This best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.
    • Content Notes:
      Machine generated contents note: 1.Why can't I keep my house in order? -- You can't tidy if you've never learned how -- A tidying marathon doesn't cause rebound -- Tidy a little a day and you'll be tidying forever -- Why you should aim for perfection -- The moment you start you reset your life -- Storage experts are hoarders -- Sort by category, not by location -- Don't change the method to suit your personality -- Make tidying a special event, not a daily chore -- 2.Finish discarding first -- Start by discarding, all at once, intensely and completely -- Before you start, visualize your destination -- Selection criterion: does it spark joy? -- One category at a time -- Starting with mementos spells certain failure -- Don't let your family see -- If you're mad at your family, your room may be the cause -- What you don't need, your family doesn't either -- Tidying is a dialogue with one's self -- What to do when you can't throw something away --
    • Content Notes:
      Contents note continued: 3.Tidying by category works like magic -- Tidying order: follow the correct order of categories -- Clothing: place every item of clothing in the house on the floor -- Loungewear: downgrading to "loungewear" is taboo -- Clothing storage: fold it right and solve your storage problems -- How to fold: the best way to fold for perfect appearance -- Arranging clothes: the secret to energizing your closet -- Storing socks: treat your socks and stockings with respect -- Seasonal clothes: eliminate the need to store off-season clothes -- Storing books: put all your books on the floor -- Unread books: "sometime" means "never" -- Books to keep: those that belong in the hall of fame -- Sorting papers: rule of thumb---discard everything -- All about papers: how to organize troublesome papers -- Komono (miscellaneous items): keep things because you love them---not "just because" -- Common types of komono: disposables -- Small change: make "into my wallet" your motto --
    • Content Notes:
      Contents note continued: Sentimental items: your parents' home is not a haven for mementos -- Photos: cherish who you are now -- Astounding stockpiles I have seen -- Reduce until you reach the point where something clicks -- Follow your intuition and all will be well -- 4.Storing your things to make your life shine -- Designate a place for each thing -- Discard first, store later -- Storage: pursue ultimate simplicity -- Don't scatter storage spaces -- Forget about "flow planning" and "frequency of use" -- Never pile things: vertical storage is the key -- No need for commercial storage items -- The best way to store bags is in another bag -- Empty your bag every day -- Items that usurp floor space belong in the closet -- Keep things out of the bath and the kitchen sink -- Make the top shelf of the bookcase your personal shrine -- Decorate your closet with your secret delights -- Unpack and de-tag new clothes immediately -- Don't underestimate the "noise" of written information --
    • Content Notes:
      Contents note continued: Appreciate your possessions and gain strong allies -- 5.The magic of tidying dramatically transforms your life -- Put your house in order and discover what you really want to do -- The magic effect of tidying -- Gaining confidence in life through the magic of tidying -- An attachment to the past or anxiety about the future -- Learning that you can do without -- Do you greet your house? -- Your possessions want to help you -- Your living space affects your body -- Is it true that tidying increases good fortune? -- How to identify what is truly precious -- Being surrounded by things that spark joy makes you happy -- Your real life begins after putting your house in order.
    • Notes:
      Translation of: Jinsei ga tokimeku katazuke no mahō.
      This translation first published: Great Britain : Ebury, 2014.
      Includes index.
      22 28 43 55
    • Other Titles:
      Jinsei ga tokimeku katazuke no mahō. English
    • ISBN:
      9781607747307
      1607747308
    • Accession Number:
      2014017930
    • Accession Number:
      neos.6887396
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KONDO, M.; HIRANO, C. The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing. [s.l.] : Ten Speed Press, 2014. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 11 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Kondo M, Hirano C. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up : The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Ten Speed Press; 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.6887396&custid=s3443875. Accessed November 11, 2019.
    • APA:
      Kondo, M., & Hirano, C. (2014). The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing. Ten Speed Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.6887396&custid=s3443875
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Kondo, Marie, and Cathy Hirano. 2014. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up : The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Ten Speed Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.6887396&custid=s3443875.
    • Harvard:
      Kondo, M. and Hirano, C. (2014) The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing. Ten Speed Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.6887396&custid=s3443875 (Accessed: 11 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Kondo, M & Hirano, C 2014, The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing, Ten Speed Press, viewed 11 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Kondo, Marie, and Cathy Hirano. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up : The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Ten Speed Press, 2014. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.6887396&custid=s3443875.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Kondo, Marie, and Cathy Hirano. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up : The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Ten Speed Press, 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.6887396&custid=s3443875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Kondo M, Hirano C. The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing [Internet]. Ten Speed Press; 2014 [cited 2019 Nov 11]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.6887396&custid=s3443875