The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up


While waiting to depart for a flight, I always make a usual stop at the airport store to buy things like water, and snacks. Before my trip to Grand Cayman, I came across the book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and purchased it here. I’ve seen it around and have been dying to read it, so I was really excited to delve into it on my long flights. I finished it before I returned home from my trip and have started to put a few of the principles into place. I started with my closet, which happens to contain way more than 50 items. Oops.

Sort your closet and find the items that bring joy.

The main idea of the book is that you should surround yourself with only things that bring you joy. I love it because it doesn’t put silly limits on things or suggest that you throw out your favorite mementos. It simply states that you should only keep items around you that bring you joy (and that you can care for properly). So if you think a collection of 600 purses brings you joy, it might. But it also might not be well cared for. The book asks you touch each item to make a heartfelt decision whether or not to keep the item.

It breaks down each section of your house to clean it all out in one fell swoop, and then also gives wonderful tips on organizing and how you should keep all of one type of item in the same place. It was an interesting read for me and although I do keep my home lean, I’m really excited to put it into place and see where it takes me. Today I’ll be on snapchat all day (@hejdoll) going through my clothes, feel free to follow along or check-in if you’d like.

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Have you read this book? Did you enjoy it? Did it inspire you to clean out your living space?

20 thoughts on “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  1. I wanna read it too! I’m so ready to get rid of a buncha crap (especially if we have to continue moving it from house-to-house, urgh!).

  2. i’ve read it all the way through, but haven’t yet implemented it. i started on clothing and then instead of just doing my whole house, it fell to the backburner. i’m attempting it again though, hopefully before the new year! 🙂

    1. Aww. I think you should start now! I started with clothing and am going to do shoes when I come back from our next trip, then continue on.

  3. I loved it, my husband and I did an event. And it has sparked more than joy, it has made me way less indulgent in terms of shopping. It has helped me to be more mindful in the things I purchase and waste less time getting dressed in the morning. (Also, I love your blog, I come here all the time, we are setting off for Paris next week and this was my first stop for inspiration – would have missed my black turtle neck without it!) ♡

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