I’m going to start by saying that this was one of the most interesting and fun reads I’ve had to date. Given this is a book about tidying up, this may come as a shock for those of you who know me!
Few books have had the ability to inspire me such that I’m instantly willing to change personal habits and my view of the world. Even fewer have left me feeling like I’m a better person and wondering how I ever lived before reading it. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo has done the unthinkable.
The first thing I think needs to be clarified is this: do not begin reading this book expecting to get a static list of steps and tips for tidying up. If that’s what you’re looking for, go find something else to read. I believe this is why you’ll find a very split community of reviewers out there. My guess is that people can’t appreciate the Magic of Tidying Up (seriously not typing the whole book name every time) for what it’s meant to be.