The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing is awesome. Now there is no way that I would usually even consider a book about tidying up, but…… when is see a friend recommend a book who usually doesn’t and starts off by saying this book changed my life then it is worth a read to me, just out of curiosity.
The thing I love about this is this book isn’t just about putting stuff away, it’s about how to work out what to keep, what to discard, and how to get it all organised. I discovered this book when I was going through my “I need to declutter” phase so it was perfect timing.
Marie Kondo might be talking about physical stuff that you need to sort out, but the more I listen to this book the more I pick up on the subtle way it changes the way you think about everything in your life. The philosophy of the Japanese is also really interesting. The way belongings should be treated with some respect and cared for is great.
We live in a society were we are told we need so much stuff. This book really did help me to rearrange and declutter all my areas of my home and life. I didn’t make the rest of the family read it but they have picked up on my habits and it has made so much more space in our home.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to put all you stuff then this is a great book to read.
And when I say read, I mean listen to because I love audio books. Audible is my favorite way to listen to books and I do so every morning and every night. But that is another blog post 😊 but here is a link to the book on Amazon, my favorite place to shop for books, both audio and physical.