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Trending on The Organized Home: Decluttering Secrets

This week over on our sister site The Organized Home, the editors dispelled decluttering rumors, peeked inside the mudroom of our dreams, and more. Here’s a look: Above: “I’m going to go out on a limb here and posit that what all suburban parents of young children aspire to is a house with a totally tricked-out mudroom,” writes Fan. This one by Studio McGee checks all the boxes (including a water fountain!). See more in Enter Right: The Mudroom of Your Dreams, By Studio McGee. Photograph by K...
Tags: Books, Matthew Williams, Netflix, Marie Kondo, McGee, Christopher Howe, Storage & Organization, Kate Osborne, Studio McGee, Trending on The Organized Home, Studio McGee Photograph

Current Obsessions: Design Restart

These first days of January, we’re looking towards new design sensibilities and seeing things with fresh eyes—and joining in the decluttering/organizing wave. Here are 12 things to know: Above: Will unexpected color be in this year? Photograph from A Master Class in Art Deco at the Graduate Hotel in Seattle. Fan shared her pointers for an organized 2019 on Studio McGee’s blog this week; see her tips (buy fewer (and better) things, ditch the plastic, shop your own house) here. The world’s ...
Tags: Books, Atlanta, Austin, Ikea, Seattle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Art Deco, Marie Kondo, Margot, McGee, Jen Turner, Design News, Current Obsessions, East Fork, Carpenter Hotel

Get Organized with Free Printable 2019 Calendars

Hi friends, I’m working on some great posts to come, hopefully next week. And by “working” I mean actively thinking about them in my head. Ha! My daughter leaves Saturday and then things should get back to normal around here and I’ll have a little more time on my hands. But for today, and to thank you for your patience, I’ve got a little treat for you…free printable 2019 calendars! Every year, to help with organization, I’ve wanted to offer my readers monthly calendar printables. Except my s...
Tags: Crafts, Netflix, Printables, Marie Kondo, Calendars/Planners

Marie Kondo v. Tsundoku: Competing Japanese Philosophies on Whether to Keep or Discard Unread Books

By now we've all heard of Marie Kondo, the Japanese home-organization guru whose book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up became an international bestseller in 2011. Her advice about how to straighten up the home, branded the "KonMari" method, has more recently landed her that brass ring of early 21st-century fame, her own Netflix series. A few years ago we featured her tips for dealing with your piles of reading material, which, like all her advice, are based on discarding the items t...
Tags: Google, Books, Japan, Washington Post, College, Netflix, Seoul, Tupperware, Facebook Twitter, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Colin Marshall, Ron Charles, Anakana Schofield, 21st Century Los Angeles, Schofield Charles

Marie Kondo v. Tsundoku: Two Japanese Philosophies on Whether to Keep or Discard Unread Books

By now we've all heard of Marie Kondo, the Japanese home-organization guru whose book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up became an international bestseller in 2011. Her advice about how to straighten up the home, branded the "KonMari" method, has more recently landed her that brass ring of early 21st-century fame, her own Netflix series. A few years ago we featured her tips for dealing with your piles of reading material, which, like all her advice, are based on discarding the items t...
Tags: Google, Books, Japan, Washington Post, College, Netflix, Seoul, Tupperware, Facebook Twitter, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Colin Marshall, Ron Charles, Anakana Schofield, 21st Century Los Angeles, Schofield Charles

Is Marie Kondo Wrong About Books?

There’s been a lot of backlash to Marie Kondo’s attitude toward books, thanks to her new Netflix show. In her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, she encourages readers to get rid of all their unread books. She says that she personally only owns 30 titles. Her critics say that’s ridiculous, and in fact you…Read more...
Tags: Books, Netflix, Lifehacks, Clutter, Marie Kondo, Tidying

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Painting Kitchen Cabinets

New year, new cabinets. Ready to make a change in your kitchen, without the expense and hassle of sourcing and installing all-new cabinets? A new coat of paint on kitchen cabinets, when done well, can completely change the look of your kitchen—all on a budget. (Need proof? See 6 Kitchen Cabinets Transformed with Paint.) Ready to get started? Here are 10 things to know: 1. Wood is best. Above: After consulting with an interior designer, Meredith found a paint shade for her unsightly wood cab...
Tags: Books, Matthew Williams, California, Boston, Paint, Brooklyn, Ikea, Philadelphia, Meredith, White, Benjamin Moore, Marie Kondo, MDF, Sherwin Williams, Remodeling 101, Palette & Paints

Trending on The Organized Home: Life-Changing Organization Resolutions

This week on The Organized Home: the year in review, plus some “new year, new you” resolutions to help you get organized. Here’s a look: Above: “If you’re looking for motivation to kickstart a decluttering project this month, consider making a Netflix date to watch Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. After all, it’s like a free session with the world’s most famous professional organizer,” writes Fan. Read the rest of her review in Is Netflix’s ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’ Life-Changing? Kind Of! Ph...
Tags: Books, Japan, Matthew Williams, Netflix, Vancouver, Marie Kondo, Konmari, Linh Truong, Storage & Organization, Trending on The Organized Home

Marie Kondo in the Garden, and Life

I couldn’t agree more with what this Washington Post reviewer wrote about Marie Kondo’s approach to “tidying up” in her new show on Netflix. Unlike her TV predecessors, Kondo brings a calming influence to the surroundings — even asking the owners if she may take a moment to kneel in a particular spot and silently greet their homes. This is a noble and overdue concept for the home makeover and real estate genre — a chance to express gratitude for any home, rather than the perfect home....
Tags: Garden, Facebook, Gardening, Washington Post, Netflix, Hgtv, Marie Kondo, WaPo, Marie, Kondo, Unusually Clever People, Watch Someone Else Do It, Susan Harris Marie Kondo

Current Obsessions: New Year, New You

Here’s what we’re taking note of this first weekend of 2019: Above: This image (from The Woodhouse Lodge: Designer Megan Pflug’s Catskills Motor Lodge Makeover) was one of our most popular Instagram posts in 2018. See what else made the list in These Were Our Most Popular Instagram Posts of 2018. Photograph by Frank Frances. Winter sales at Good, Ikea, Scandinavian Design Center, Brooklinen, and Serena & Lily. Fan clued us in to a new book on how to do everything from re-upholster a chair...
Tags: Books, India, Netflix, Ikea, Modern House, Marie Kondo, Margot, Design News, Current Obsessions, Brooklinen, Woodhouse Lodge, Megan Pflug, Catskills Motor Lodge Makeover, Serena Lily Fan

Trending on the Organized Home: Secrets to a Well-Lived Minimalist Life

This week, our companion site The Organized Home revisited its most-read posts of 2018—including a story on a family of four living (and thriving) in 600 square feet; smart advice from Marie Kondo; and a how-to on overhauling your pantry. Above: If you don’t want moths or flour beetles (bookmark Annie’s horrifying personal experience with the pests here), read The Organized Pantry: 8 Rules for Decanting Dried Goods. Photograph by Matthew Williams; styling by Alexa Hotz for Remodelista: The Or...
Tags: Books, Japan, Pantry, Matthew Williams, Vancouver, Annie, Expert Advice, Marie Kondo, Small-Space Living, Alexa Hotz, Kitchen Storage & Organization, Kitchen Jars & Storage, Trending on The Organized Home, Alison Mazurek, Ikea Storage Pieces

My experience with the KonMari method (and the life-changing magic of tidying up)

Because I'm a money nerd and a comics nerd, one of my favorite things is when these two obsessions come together in the form of (drom roll, please): financial graphic novels! You might think that's a niche I just invented, but you'd be wrong. I'll admit that financial graphic novels aren't common, but they are […] The post My experience with the KonMari method (and the life-changing magic of tidying up) appeared first on Get Rich Slowly.
Tags: Books, Marketing, Stuff, Clutter, Marie Kondo, Konmari, Minimalism, KonMari Method, Tidying

Real Estate Staging with Style and Affordability: 8 Insider Tips from Hollister and Porter Hovey

No politics. No religion. No baggage: “When getting your home ready to sell, you want your place to have a strong point of view without any polarizing personality,” says Porter Hovey. She and her sister, Hollister, are in-demand Brooklyn interior staging specialists who fell into their trade during Porter’s four years as a real estate broker. “We started setting up my listings ourselves, and there was so much interest in the styling that we decided to just do it.” They’re far from the only ones ...
Tags: Books, Instagram, NYC, France, Brooklyn, House, Ikea, Banksy, Hollister, Rikers Island, Benjamin Moore, Expert Advice, Aesop, Kitchens, Moka, Bedrooms

Trending on The Organized Home: Storage Solutions Big and Small

On the Organized Home editors’ radars this week: Marie Kondo’s first storage product, envy-inducing built-ins, and more. Here’s a look: Above: “The cynical side of me thinks Marie Kondo‘s Hikidashi Boxes, priced at $89 for a set of three, is a naked attempt to monetize her popularity and take advantage of Kondo groupies who are happy to shell out a whole lot of money for what are essentially shoeboxes. The fan-girl part of me, though, desperately yearns for a set,” writes Fan of everyone’s fa...
Tags: Books, Netherlands, Marie Kondo, Elizabeth Roberts, Kondo, Dustin Aksland, Storage & Organization, Organized Home, Trending on The Organized Home, Hikidashi Boxes

Current Obsessions: Winter Whites

Among the things to note this week: a can’t-miss warehouse sale, turning the bath into bathhouse, and a bedding giveaway. Read on: Above: We like this monochrome display of French stoneware at California-based antiques shop Elsie Green. If you’re in LA, the Dosa warehouse sale is happening this weekend at 850 S. Broadway, sixth floor. Alexa’s late-winter obsession is the Binu Binu Korean Scrub Towel made of textured plant fibers. With the sesame scrub soap, it’s the closest thing to a bat...
Tags: Books, California, La, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Spain, Broadway, Alexa, Marie Kondo, Margot, Design News, Current Obsessions, Elsie Green, Zak Fox, Airbnb Plus

Is It Worth It? The Lowdown on Luxe Sheets by Sferra

I’ve always believed that, budget allowing, it is better to invest in well-made products. Not only do goods that have been painstakingly crafted from the finest materials bring more “joy,” as Marie Kondo would say, but also they last longer. That said, in every price-to-quality ratio, there is a tipping point where one has to ask, “Am I really getting that much more for my money?” It is a threshold that I decided to test this past summer by replacing my own sheets with a set of Sferra sheets. He...
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, Cotton, Army, Sheets, Bedrooms, Giza, Bedding, Marie Kondo, Fabrics & Linens, Sferra, Gennaro Sferra, Sferra Giza, Percale

Resolution Cage Match: "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" versus "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck"

New year, new you—right? On January first, hot off a night of staying up late and consuming extraneous amounts of delicious food and alcohol, we stare at ourselves in the mirror in the milky light of winter morning and decide what we want to change about ourselves. And how to do it. Do more? More exercise, more gratitude, more phone calls instead of Instagram hearts, more vegetables, more organization. Or do less? Less sugar, less anger, less time in front of a screen, less worry. A few months ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Books, Instagram, Features, Harry Potter, Mark Manson, Marie Kondo, Charles Bukowski, NonFiction, Adrian Liang

Current Obsessions: The Decemberist

Headed into the holiday season, we’re rounding up this year’s must-visit pop-ups, artful wrapping workshops, and more. Here’s a start. Above: Admiring this sparse, wintery interior, in shades of green and gray, at The Jennings Hotel in Joseph, Oregon. Our London correspondent Christine Chang Hanway interviews Setsuko Sato Winchester, a ceramicist and former NPR journalist, about her Freedom from Fear Yellow Bowl Project; Setsuko created 120 glazed tea bowls, one for every 1,000 people who...
Tags: Books, New York, London, Uncategorized, New Jersey, Npr, Annie, Bond Street, West Coast, Marin, Christine, Oakland California, Marie Kondo, Prince St, Margot, Kristina

How Did Those Famous Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Get Their Start?

In Our Story Begins, Elissa Brent Weissman collects the early work and memories of 25 of the best living children’s book writers and illustrators. “What, I wondered, did other children’s authors write when they were their readers’ ages? Illustrators, too. What did they draw?” Those were the questions Elissa Brent Weissman asked herself after discovering a box full of stories she’d written as a kid in her parents’ basement. “I couldn’t be the only one who’d want to know. So I began to ask.” Weiss...
Tags: Books, Newberry, Drew, Marie Kondo, Candace, Tim Federle, Weissman, Simon Schuster, Brian Selznick, Sarah Harrison Smith, Amazon Book Review, Dan Santat, Gordon Korman, Marla Frazee, Elissa Brent Weissman, RJ Palacio Kwame Alexander

The Modern Caravan: A Vintage Airstream Transformed

Three years ago, Ellen Prasse, an art teacher, and her partner, artist and writer Kate Oliver, who were living in a small Southern town, found themselves in a rut. Looking to change the course of their lives (both literally and figuratively), they bought a vintage Airstream, documenting the yearlong renovation process via their Instagram account @themoderncaravan. During that time, and throughout their subsequent eight months of travel, the couple found a community of like-minded people looking ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Vienna, Delta, Fridge, Ellen, Kate, Verona, Marie Kondo, Remodel & Renovation, Small-Space Living, Alfi, Airstream Trailers, Ellen Prasse, Kate Oliver, Kate Oliver Above

Free Audiobook – The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The audiobook edition of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing ($9.99 Kindle, $25.19 Audible), by Marie Kondo, narrated by Emily Woo Zeller [Tantor Audio], is free from Audible using the link and code below. Book Description This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Self-help, New York Times, Tokyo, New Age, Marie Kondo, Kondo, NonFiction, Motivational, Free Audiobooks, Religion & Spirituality, Emily Woo Zeller

Unfuck Your Habitat: compassionate cleaning advice, even for people terrified by Marie Kondo

Ever since I found the Unfuck Your Habitat Tumblr, I've been addicted to its brand of frank, compassionate, sweary advice for people who want to be organized but don't know where to start. Now, unfucker-in-chief Rachel Hoffman has distilled the UFyH philosophy into a brilliant, breezy book that is a must-read for people who are terrified by Marie Kondo but intrigued by being able to see their floors again: Unf*ck Your Habitat: You're Better Than Your Mess. (more…)
Tags: Reviews, Feature, Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Gift Guide, News, Compassion, Marie Kondo, Rachel Hoffman, Tidiness

"An unforgettable tip of Kondo’s from the first book is to empty your handbag at the end of each day, wrap it in some nonsense fabric as a mark of respect..."

"... and give yourself the gift of tidying all the stuff you just evicted. When I read this, I speculatively put my hand to the bottom of my handbag and found a cocktail sausage, whereupon I did what any normal person would do and popped it in my mouth. All I mean to convey by this is that some people are starting a lot farther away from Kondo than she could imagine."From a review in the Guardian of Marie Kondo's new book "Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidyi...
Tags: Cleaning, Books, Law, Comfort, Psycho, Don, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Ann Althouse

Celebrity Picks: Helen Fielding's Favorite Reads of 2016

Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones is a household name, whether you read the book published in 1995, watched the film, or have been following Jones's continuing adventures as she's charmingly fumbled through the life stages of dating, marriage, and, now, motherhood. Bridget always lays it right out there, revealing hilarious truths about what life really is, not what we hope it will be. Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries released this fall in book form and on the big screen. See Fielding's picks for ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, London, Jane Austen, Helen Fielding, Jones, Wodehouse, Bridget Jones, Bridget, Marie Kondo, Nina, Austen, Seira Wilson, Celebrity Picks, Nina Stibbe, Curtis Sittenfeld

Organization Guru Marie Kondo’s Tips for Dealing with Your Massive Piles of Unread Books (or What They Call in Japan “Tsundoku”)

“Eats, Shoots, and Leaves is Britain’s number-one best seller at the moment, and it’s about punctuation, and no, I don’t get it either,” writes Nick Hornby in his February 2004 “Stuff I’ve Been Reading” column for the Believer. What explains how Lynne Truss’ guide to the proper use of commas, semicolons, and dashes became such a publishing phenomenon those thirteen holiday seasons ago? Hornby theorizes that everyone had someone in mind to give a copy, whether a punctuation pedant themsel...
Tags: Google, Books, Japan, College, Life, Los Angeles, Britain, Nick Hornby, Hornby, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Marie Kondo, Los Angeles Review of Books, Kondo, Brennan, Colin Marshall

Tidy Screenwriting

John and Craig apply the principles of Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” to screenwriting. How can screenwriters learn to let go of beloved scenes, characters, and entire scripts? We also answer listener questions, including the recent plagiarism ruling in favor of John Carpenter in a French court. Links: Escape Room Don’t Think Twice on Rotten Tomatoes Escape Room The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing on Amazon John Carpen...
Tags: Books, News, Indie, John, Meta, Imdb, Craig, John Carpenter, Marie Kondo, Craig Mazin, Screenwriting, Follow Up, Scriptnotes, Story and Plot, QandA

Daily Deals 07/30/16

The Audible Daily Deal, Chris Philbrook’s Tesser: A Dragon Among Us: Reemergence #1, is a book that is in the Kindle Unlimited program, so members can read it for free and purchase the Audible) audiobook at an additional discount of $1.99. In the Nook Daily Find, Jenna Black’s Deadly Descendant is the second in her Nikki Glass series; I have the first and fourth in the series, but have been waiting for this one (and the third) to go on sale. The novella, Pros and Cons in the same series is $0.99...
Tags: Amazon, Audiobooks, Books, Science Fiction, Romance, Horror, Montana, Uncategorized, Zombies, US, San Francisco, Fbi, Kindle Books, ePub Books, Macmillan, Daily Deals

Putting "The Joy of Less" Into Action

I'm a clutter queen.  It's something of an affliction for me, the sprawl that creeps across my desk (well, my whole cubicle, really) and onto various surfaces of my house.  You may have read about my experience with Marie Kondo (good for the first book, wonky for the second) and I'm always looking at other approaches, which brought me to  The Joy of Less.  Jay was a bit ahead of the curve when she self-published The Joy of Less and in the years between that book and writing the new fully revised...
Tags: Books, Best Books, Jay, Editor's Picks, Amazon Books, Marie Kondo, Best of the Month, Seira Wilson, Photo - Video

One of my favorite things!

When Audible asked if I would like to introduce you to their service, I couldn’t be more thrilled. I LOVE Audible. I have always loved to read, but about a year ago I realized I wasn’t finding the time. However, when I looked at my schedule I noticed I have a 30 minute commute and I also spend about that much time walking or running. Enter Audible, my perfect solution. Now I have enough time to read. This service truly has been life changing. This year I have used this time to be truly inspired...
Tags: Crafts, Giveaways, Peter Pan, Peter, Marie Kondo, Gretchen Rubin, Amy Cuddy, Charles Duhigg, Tim Robbins, Janet Evanovich, Bob Burg, Norman Vincent Peale, Darren Hardy

Expert Advice: 4 Cutting Board Maintenance Tips, Plus 10 to Buy

Like many in this field, I am a fan of Marie Kondo’s succinct thesis that everything is your house should “spark joy.” (See The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up). I admit, though, I’m having a really hard time applying this practice to my cutting boards. Here’s the scenario: At one end of my kitchen, enshrined on a hand-forged brass nail, hangs a virgin Black Creek Mercantile Blackline Cutting Board. On the other end of the counter rest all the other boring cutting boards that I actually use. T...
Tags: Books, Japan, Morocco, Finland, Rhode Island, Josh, Marie Kondo, Jacob, Herriott Grace, Steven Alan, ABC Carpet Home, Black Creek Mercantile, Joshua Vogel

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