What I Learnt About Being a Mess From Marie Kondo, the Queen of Tidying Up

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What I Learnt About Being a Mess From Marie Kondo, the Queen of Tidying Up

Illustration: Akshita Monga

 

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n the first day of the new year, I morosely lay in bed, watching the adorable Marie Kondo teach Americans how to clean on her new Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Based on her bestselling book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, the Netflix self-help show follows our eponymous heroine as she teaches clueless adults how to declutter and organise their lives using her signature “KonMari Method”. In case you’ve been living under a rock, the KonMari method involves separating one’s possessions in predefined categories and then holding each item, looking it in the eye, and evaluating its expiry date based on whether it “sparked joy” for you.

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