Marie Kondo’s New Illustrated Book Is Sure to Spark Joy

The master of decluttering is now in manga.

photography by TEN SPEED PRESS


Just when you thought you couldn’t spark any more joy, or tidy up any further, Marie Kondo is back with an addition to her ever-popular New York Times bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. This time in manga, with an illustrated version of her revolutionary version of de-cluttering, titled The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Upwhich hits shelves tomorrow, June 27.

An insightful and illustrated guide for both first timers and long-time Kondo’ers, the book is fun and whimsical but harder working that it might appear at first glance. Kondo imparts her wisdom and offers endless tips through illustrations by the award-winning manga artist Yuko Uramoto that tell the story of Chiaki, a young woman who hires Kondo to clean up her Tokyo home. 

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photography by The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up


It really is a graphic novel that will teach you how to tidy. I, for example, realized I wasn’t folding my socks correctly when I saw the manga version that wonderfully and clearly displayed the correct folding method. Sorry drawers, I’ll do better from here on out.

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photography by The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up


In case you haven’t yet had the life-changing intro to the first book or Kondo herself, use this video as a starting point into your soon-to-be obsession with folding objects that only bring you joy. Look how happy she is perfectly folding clothes that then can stand on their own.


Related reading:
Four Lessons Learned From Gwyneth Paltrow’s Newly Organized Home
Five Things You Should Throw Out Immediately
15 Clever Ways to Organize a Small Laundry Room

Images reprinted from the 
The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up Copyright © 2017 by Marie Kondo. Illustrations Copyright © 2017 by Yuko Uramoto. Published by Ten Speed Press, an Imprintof Penguin Random House LLC.

Published on June 26, 2017 - 6:00am EDT

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