Marie Kondo’s Kurashi at Home: How To Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life

Ten Speed. Nov. 2022. 224p. ISBN 9781984860781. $28. HOME ECON
Tidiness guru Kondo’s (Spark Joy) newest book begins with her standard tidiness method, but it expands to examine what readers do in their current life in order to spark joy in their lifestyle. The Japanese word for lifestyle is “kurashi,” and in this book, it more subtly means living one’s ideal life. Filled with practical and common-sense tips and techniques for decluttering one’s home and life, the book also includes suggestions for visualizing what one’s ideal home and life might be. The book also focuses on the practices and behaviors a person might do in their daily routines to achieve the ideal lifestyle. Kondo incorporates examples from her personal life and Japanese culture to illustrate her suggestions and to enhance her messages. This is mitigated by a series of worksheets at the end to help readers reflect on, identify their ideal lifestyle, and implement it.
VERDICT This book moves beyond the home to include everyday activities and lifestyle. It’s likely to be in high demand due to Kondo’s popularity.
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