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Spark joy : an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up
2016
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Offers an illustrated guide to organizing closets, folding clothes, and minimizing clutter. - (Baker & Taylor)

"Tidying expert Marie Kondo's follow-up to her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is an illustrated master manual on her renowned KonMari Method with item-specific guidance and step-by-step folding illustrations"--Provided by publisher. - (Baker & Taylor)

A follow-up to the best-selling The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up shares the highly sought Japanese cleaning consultant's detailed methods for organizing closets, folding clothes and minimizing clutter. Illustrations. - (Baker & Taylor)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The star of the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up helps you visualize your ideal lifestyle.

Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo has revolutionized homes—and lives—across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to usingher acclaimed KonMari Method to create a joy-filled home that works the way you need it to.

Spark Joy features step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. Kondo also answers frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep “necessary” items that may not bring you joy. With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, digital photos, and even building your own personal “power spot” in your home, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life. - (Random House, Inc.)

Author Biography

Marie Kondo is a tidying expert, star of the Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and founder of KonMari Media, Inc.
 
Enchanted with organizing since her childhood, Marie began her tidying consultant business as a 19-year-old university student in Tokyo. Today, Marie is a renowned tidying expert helping people around the world to transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and inspiration.
 
Marie has been featured on more than fifty major Japanese television and radio programs as well as in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London, Vogue, Ellen, the Rachael Ray show, and many more. She has also been listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. - (Random House, Inc.)

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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction: The KonMari Method 1(12)
The six basic rules of tidying
3(10)
Part I KonMari master tips Honing your sensitivity to joy 13(68)
1 Tidying is the act of confronting yourself; cleaning is the act of confronting nature
13(26)
If you don't know what brings you joy, start with things close to your heart
16(3)
"It might come in handy" is taboo
19(2)
For essential things that don't bring joy, look at what they do for you
21(3)
Save your cosplay for indoors
24(2)
Don't confuse temporary clutter with rebound
26(3)
When you feel like quitting
29(2)
The clutter-photo shock treatment
31(2)
No matter how cluttered it looks, don't pause, don't stop, don't quit
33(3)
If you're terrible at tidying, you'll experience the most dramatic change
36(3)
2 How to fill your home with joy
39(18)
Imagine your perfect lifestyle from a single photograph
39(2)
Keep items in the gray zone with confidence
41(4)
A joy-filled home is like your own personal art museum
45(2)
Add color to your life
47(2)
How to make the most of "useless" things that still spark joy
49(5)
Make your own personal power spot
54(3)
3 Everything you need to know about storing joyfully
57(24)
During the tidying process, storage is temporary
57(3)
Store by material
60(2)
Pack drawers like a Japanese bento box
62(3)
The four principles of storage
65(2)
Fold clothes like origami
67(2)
Everything you need to know about the KonMari folding method
69(4)
Plan storage with the idea of getting rid of furniture used for storing
73(2)
Ideal storage weaves a rainbow in your home
75(6)
Part II The tidying encyclopedia
4 Tidying clothes
81(44)
Tops
82(10)
Bottoms
92(2)
Dresses and skirts
94(2)
Clothes that hang
96(2)
Socks and stockings
98(2)
Underwear
100(7)
A clothes closet that sparks joy
107(8)
Bags
115(1)
Clothing accessories
115(5)
Shoes
120(2)
Tips for packing a suitcase
122(3)
5 Tidying books
125(6)
Advice for those who think they can't part with books
125(2)
Series
127(1)
Magazines and coffee-table books
128(1)
Storing books attractively
129(2)
6 Tidying papers
131(8)
The basic rule for papers: Discard everything
131(1)
Make a pending box
132(1)
Course materials
133(1)
Credit card statements
134(1)
Warranties
134(1)
Manuals
135(1)
Greeting cards
136(1)
Clippings
136(1)
Assign a day to attend to pending items
137(2)
7 Tidying komono
139(82)
CDs and DVDs
141(1)
Stationery supplies
142(3)
Electrical komono
145(2)
Skincare products and cosmetics
147(6)
Relaxation goods
153(1)
Medicines
154(1)
Valuables
154(4)
Sewing kits
158(1)
Tools
158(1)
Hobby komono
159(1)
Collectibles
160(1)
Things you kept "just because"
161(1)
Linen and bedding
161(1)
Towels
162(1)
Stuffed toys
163(3)
Recreational items
166(1)
Seasonal items
166(1)
Emergency supplies
167(1)
Rain gear
167(1)
Kitchen komono
168(40)
Cleaning supplies
208(1)
Laundry supplies
208(1)
Bathroom komono
209(12)
8 Tidying sentimental items
221(16)
Tidying sentimental items means putting the past in order
221(2)
Putting school memories in order
223(1)
Putting memories of past lovers in order
223(1)
Sentimental recordings
224(1)
Your children's creations
225(1)
Life records
226(1)
Letters
226(1)
Tidying your photos as the final step in your campaign
227(10)
Part III Life-changing magic
9 A home that sparks joy
237(8)
An entranceway that sparks joy
237(2)
A living room that sparks joy
239(1)
A kitchen that sparks joy
240(1)
An office that sparks joy
241(1)
A bedroom that sparks joy
242(1)
A bathroom that sparks joy
243(2)
10 The changes that come when you're done
245(26)
Tidy up and put your love life in order
249(2)
Tidying brings relationships into focus
251(2)
If your family's stuff bothers you, be like the sun
253(4)
Don't force people to tidy if they don't want to
257(3)
Teach your children how to fold
260(2)
Even if you fail, don't worry-your house won't blow up
262(4)
Things that spark joy soak up precious memories
266(5)
Epilogue 271(4)
Afterword: Preparing for the next stage of your life 275(6)
Acknowledgments 281(2)
About the author 283(2)
Index 285

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