Summary: Marie Kondo’s unique KonMari method of tidying up is nothing short of life changing – and her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has become a worldwide sensation.
In Spark Joy, Kondo presents an in-depth manual on how to declutter and organize specific items throughout the house, from kitchen and bathroom items to work-related papers and hobby collections. Listener-friendly examples illustrate Kondo’s patented folding method as it applies to shirts, pants, socks, and jackets as well as properly organized drawers, closets, and cabinets. This book is perfect for anyone who wants a home – and life – that sparks joy…Read more.
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Marie Kondo: Spark Joy Audio Book Summary
Sumalee Montano beautifully narrates Spark Joy, the Zen method of Japanese organization of spaces that is the sequel to The Life changing magic of tyding up.
Spark Joy is the second book written by Marie Kondo, a Japanese author who has excelled as an organizational consultant thanks to her Oriental methods of order, combined with a philosophy of appreciation for objects, but also of detachment.
Marie Kondo, shows in her work a methodology for the organization of the home, applicable also to the office, or to any place, which is based on keeping things spark spark joy, discarding those not and learn to accommodate everything in its place .
Spark joy is the sensation that an object, transmits good energy, joy, that we do well its presence in our house; Otherwise, if an object does not transmit that sensation, it would probably be better to get rid of it.
The order process, starts by making a diagnosis about the things we have, to later start sorting and organizing, Kondo recommends starting with the easiest, could be books, papers, komono (miscellaneous), clothing and the last Objects with sentimental load, the latter can be the most complicated to discard.
The author believes that objects have a kind of soul; Which in addition to transmitting sensations, can affect our space in certain ways. He says that we must thank them for the services rendered and say goodbye when we decide that we will not use them anymore.
Kondo, gives advice on classifying objects, how best to store them to preserve them and save space, as well as the best time of day to start ordering, supports your lessons with illustrations so the reader can better understand Issues such as folding clothes, or sorting books.
Start the order process, requires determination and energy and is precisely what Kondo is best, is a great motivator that will get the reader to rise from where he is and get to work.
It is very curious what happens when you read this book, or when you listen to the excellent story of the American actress Sumalee montano, you automatically start to make a mental inventory of your objects and to notice the deficiencies in their accommodation, which perhaps before you did not perceive , You begin to imagine yourself carrying out the advice of Kondo, finally, it is inevitable not to organize.
The interesting thing is that the change that generates in the reader regularly is durable because it teaches how to do things more efficiently, how to take advantage of spaces, how to have a more aesthetic, but also more functional place. The change is noticeable immediately because it causes a better overall atmosphere in the home.
In the end, it is definitely a highly recommended reading for those looking for methodologies of organization and personal productivity.