What You Need To Know About Marie Kondo

How a petite Japanese sparked a decluttering revolution

A cleaning craze has been going on around the world since the start of the year, or at least, in parts of the world where Internet television streaming service Netflix is available. And it's all thanks to organising guru Marie Kondo and her show, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.

Publicity photo from Netflix's Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.

However, Kondo has actually been working her magic way before the Netflix show. Some may have heard of her book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (2011), most probably mentioned by some life-coach or other, and most probably in the same articles or blog posts also mentioning Twyla Tharp's The Creative Habit.

Yes, folks. Kondo's book is practically a classic, and she's actually been around forever. Thanks to Netflix, though, a new audience is now getting to know this Queen of Clean and her brand of spacial enlightenment. And if you'd like to know more about this relatively-private celebrity, read on.

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7. She launched organizing boxes in the market

In Japan, it is usual practice to use old cardboards to organize items. However, due to cultural differences, Marie found out that most families in America do not keep boxes and they do not find using old cardboards or their shoe boxes to keep things appealing. As such, she launched her own brand of organizing boxes called the Hikidashi box set. Hikidashi in Japanese means ‘to draw out’.

Other than boxes, she has also launched other items such as Enamel Containers and travel jewelry cases.


Photos from konmari.com.

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