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  • Published: 20 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9781785043499
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $34.00

Spark Joy

An Illustrated Guide to the Japanese Art of Tidying




This eye-catching Vermilion Life Essentials edition will bring Marie Kondo’s worldwide phenomenon to an even wider audience of smart-thinking readers.

The classic illustrated guide to living a clutter-free life, from tidying expert and Netflix show host Marie Kondo.Marie Kondo’s first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, transformed the homes and lives of millions of people around the world. Spark Joy is her in-depth tidying masterclass, a line-illustrated, room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home. It covers every room in the house – from the bedroom and kitchen to the bathroom and living room – as well as all the items that occupy their spaces. Charming line drawings explain how to organise your house and apply Marie Kondo’s unique folding method to all your clothes, including shirts, trousers, jackets, skirts, socks and bras.

The secret to Marie Kondo’s unique and simple KonMari tidying method is to tidy by category and to focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of. Ask yourself if something ‘sparks joy’ and suddenly it becomes so much easier to understand if you really need it in your home and your life. Except tidying up is not just about transforming your home: when you surround yourself with things you love, you will find that your whole life begins to change.

  • Published: 20 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9781785043499
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $34.00

About the author

Marie Kondo

MARIE KONDO started reading housewives’ magazines from the age of five and loved the order and beauty of the well-organised spaces she saw in them. Then, from the age of 15 she started studying tidying seriously. She started with her own bedroom and then moved onto her siblings’. Today she runs a highly successful business in Tokyo helping clients transform their cluttered homes into spaces of beauty, peace and inspiration.

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Praise for Spark Joy

All hail the new decluttering queen Marie Kondo, whose mess-busting bestseller has prompted a craze for tidying in homes across the world ... one proper clear out is all you need for the rest of your life.

Good Housekeeping

Do I love it? If not, chuck it. Marie Kondo promises that by following her KonMari Method I will be a neatnik, forever ... I decide The Life-changing Magic of Tidying will become my bible.

Brigid Moss, Red magazine

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The 6 basic rules of tidying

After honing the art of tidying since the age of 15, Marie Kondo turned her attention to sharing her unique method with the world through her consultancy, two bestselling books and Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Here are Marie's six rules of tidying.

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