Instagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook Bloglovin Snapchat

Is The Magical Art of Tidying Up Really Magic?

The Points I Actually Took Away from Reading the New York Times Best Seller
Filed Under > Everyday

I set out to tackle The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up in February as part of our new #WOMBookClub. Written by Marie Kondo, this uber-popular NY Times Best Seller has gotten rave reviews by practically everyone who can read, and as I delved into it, I saw it was all for good reason.  Regardless of one or two points I did disagree with, I found all of her nuggets of wisdom to be great food for thought as I resolve to be better about tidying.

While reading the book, I realized how it really IS life-changing with how much anxiety it takes off of me when everything is in its place.  I can sleep better, wake up happier and be more productive throughout my day. Granted, the folding thing was WAY over my head (I’ve tried it so many times, and still bought her follow-up book to attempt to memorize the diagrams). 

I’ll be wrapping my head around takeaways from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up for awhile longer I’m sure, but for now, I’m sharing my top five thoughts today.  Simply click on the image to click through the slideshow. And FYI: while you’re reading the book, you may think Marie is a bit of a nut at some points (I did), but there is a lot of basis of truth in what she says.  My overall verdict?  It’s definitely worth a read.  Tell me friends, what was your take on The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up? Will you be implementing any new habits? Truly, MKR

SHOP THE STORY / CLICK LEFT & RIGHT ARROWS TO EXPLORE

 

 

[new_royalslider id="115"]
ADDITIONAL CREDITS:

Photography, Haley Sheffield for Waiting on Martha | The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up 

Leave a Comment

PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL. WAITING ON MARTHA IS A PLACE FOR POSITIVITY, INSPIRATION, CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM AND HEALTHY DEBATE. THOSE THAT ARE DEEMED INAPPROPRIATE, INCLUDING GENERAL OR SELF-PROMOTIONAL SPAM, OFFENSIVE STATEMENTS, OR COMMENTS UNRELATED TO THE STORY WILL BE DELETED.

  • Yea I think she definitely is a nut about a few things, especially the part about thanking all your stuff at the end of a day, and emptying your purse in your bedroom on the rug and putting each item somewhere not in your freaking purse every day. Yea, not happening. My wallet belongs in my purse.

    I am with you on the folding. I don’t have much in the way of clothing, I deliberately try to not have TOO much, and for me, personally, it’s easier and cleaner to use a flip and fold for my tshirts, and hang my pants, cardigans and shirts that aren’t tshirts.

  • barbara meyers / 03.18.2016

    This is a worthwhile read- My favorite part is keeping only what brings you joy or has a purpose (such as a stove) While cleaning out my closet or drawers I really thought about this for each piece. Also used the thought that if I were moving to a new home, would I take this (whatever item) with me.
    My condo feels lighter and so do I !

Design by Veda House. Development by Alchemy+Aim
Copyright © Waiting on Martha  /
Back to Top