The KonMariMethod®,  named after the Japanese Marie Kondo, is a method of cleaning up which consists on focusing on what is valuable to you and what you would like to keep rather than what you want to throw away. The central motto is: „Does it spark joy to you“.

Marie Kondo was named by times Magazine in 2015 as one oft he 100 most influential people in the world. Her books have sold about 7 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 38 languages. Marie Kondo got her own series on Netflix („Tidying up with Marie Kondo »). Her surname „Kondo“ has since become the verb „to kondo“.

The method focuses on the emotional connection to what one possesses and the knowledge that if the focus is put on the positive, change is possible. As a certified Marie Kondo consultant and coach this is exactly what I want to support my clients in, during the clean-up process (tidy-process) and if you want more clarity and lightness in life and gratitude.

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Reprinted from SPARK JOY Copyright © 2015 by Marie Kondo. Illustrations copyright © 2012, 2015 by Masako Inoue. Published by Ten Speed Press.