Spark Joy

An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

Author: Marie Kondō

Publisher: Life Changing Magic of Tidying

ISBN: 1607749726

Category: House & Home

Page: 291

View: 9491

"Tidying expert Marie Kondo's follow-up to her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is an illustrated master manual on her renowned KonMari Method with item-specific guidance and step-by-step folding illustrations"--Provided by publisher.
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Spark Joy

An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

Author: Marie Kondo

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607749734

Category: House & Home

Page: 304

View: 6354

Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has revolutionized homes—and lives—across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. She also provides advice on frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep “necessary” items that may not bring you joy. With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, and digital photos, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life.
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Spark Joy

An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

Author: Marie Kondo

Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing

ISBN: 9780735207783

Category:

Page: 400

View: 7986

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, illustrated manual on how to declutter and organize specific items throughout the house, from kitchen and bathroom items to work-related papers and hobby collections. User-friendly line drawings illustrate Kondo's patented folding method as it applies to shirts, pants, socks, and jackets, as well as images of properly organized drawers, closets, and cabinets. This book is perfect for anyone who wants a home--and life--that sparks joy.
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The Life-changing Manga of Tidying Up

A Magical Story

Author: Marie Kondō

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399580530

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 9256

From the #1 New York Times best-selling author and lifestyle/cleaning guru Marie Kondo, this graphic novelization brings Kondo's life-changing tidying method to life with the fun, quirky story of a woman who transforms her home, work, and love life using Kondo's advice and inspiration. Marie Kondo presents the fictional story of Chiaki, a young woman in Tokyo who struggles with a cluttered apartment, messy love life, and lack of direction. After receiving a complaint from her attractive next-door neighbor about the sad state of her balcony, Chiaki gets Kondo to take her on as a client. Through a series of entertaining and insightful lessons, Kondo helps Chiaki get her home--and life--in order. This insightful, illustrated case study is perfect for people looking for a fun introduction to the KonMari Method of tidying up, as well as tried-and-true fans of Marie Kondo eager for a new way to think about what sparks joy. Featuring illustrations by award-winning manga artist Yuko Uramoto, this book also makes a great read for manga and graphic novel lovers of all ages.
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The Art of Discarding

How to Get Rid of Clutter and Find Joy

Author: Nagisa Tatsumi

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316558931

Category: House & Home

Page: 176

View: 9975

The book that inspired Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Nagisa Tatsumi's international bestseller offers a practical plan to figure out what to keep and what to discard so you can get - and stay - tidy, once and for all. Practical and inspiring, The Art of Discarding (the book that originally inspired a young Marie Kondo to start cleaning up her closets) offers hands-on advice and easy-to-follow guidelines to help readers learn how to finally let go of stuff that is holding them back--as well as sage advice on acquiring less in the first place. Author Nagisa Tatsumi urges us to reflect on our attitude to possessing things and to have the courage and conviction to get rid of all the stuff we really don't need, offering advice on how to tackle the things that pile up at home and take back control. By learning the art of discarding you will gain space, free yourself from "accumulation syndrome," and find new joy and purpose in your clutter-free life.
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The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up

Author: Marie Kondo

Publisher: Frank Smithson

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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An internation best seller with ocver 2 million copys sold
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The Truth about Clutter

Why Am I Holding on to This?

Author: Sue Anderson Cpo

Publisher: Modern Day Noah Publishing

ISBN: 9780997441604

Category:

Page: 206

View: 5960

Do you ever wonder why you hold on to things (or several of the same thing for that matter)? Or why it's so hard to let go of them? Have you ever felt embarrassed, ashamed or defeated by your clutter or excess? Do you wonder why tackling your clutter leaves you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and paralyzed? The Truth About Clutter - Why Am I Holding On To This answers those questions and more by exploring the psychology, feelings, emotions and reasoning behind why we have such a strong attachment to our stuff and why it's so difficult to let go of it. We'll take an honest look at what clutter really is and dig into how it sneaks into our lives and spaces without much help from us, and then stacks up until we're left feeling completely submerged and powerless. We'll take a look at the damaging effects clutter has on our lives and the real costs associated with holding on to things long after the value they bring to our lives is gone. Once we spend some time understanding why we hold on to our stuff so tightly and how that is hurting us, we will explore the freeing power of letting go. You'll be provided with practical tips, action steps and information throughout to help you declutter and let go of those things that no longer serve a purpose and have been holding you down. In addition to the experience, practical tips and knowledge that is shared throughout the book, Sue has included numerous personal stories and firsthand accounts of struggles from some of the hundreds of clients she has worked with to help you better understand and apply these new concepts and ideas to your own lives and situations. Since the book doesn't have to be read sequentially, you can personalize your journey through the contents by reading the chapters in whatever order you'd like. Sue's desire to write this book stems from her lengthy experience as a certified professional organizer and a strong desire to educate, empower and motivate you to tackle (and defeat) your clutter and disorganization so that you can live a more powerful life. She strongly believes that each one of us was created with a unique and powerful purpose for our lives and that excess clutter is keeping many people from being all that they could be. Getting organized is a journey, not an event. It takes time, persistence, effort and patience. If you apply all of the information and practical tips provided in this book, you will better understand why you've kept stuff and therefore have an easier time letting go of it. Decluttering will bring you one step closer to living out your life to the fullest.
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The Joy of Less

Author: Francine Jay

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452155180

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 3962

Francine Jay pioneered the simple living movement with her self-published bestseller, The Joy of Less. In this fully redesigned and repackaged edition—featuring never-before- seen content—Jay brings her philosophy to more readers who are eager to declutter. Rather than the "crash diet" approach found in other tidying up books, Jay shares simple steps to cultivate a minimalist mindset and form new habits, paving the way to lasting success. Her easy-to-follow STREAMLINE method works in any space—from a single drawer to a closet, room, or entire house. What's more, it can be called upon during clutter-inducing life events such as moving, getting married, having kids, or downsizing. With an airy two-color interior design and lovely hardcover package, The Joy of Less is a refreshing and relatable approach to decluttering that belongs in every home.
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Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life

Author: Joshua Fields Millburn,Ryan Nicodemus

Publisher: Asymmetrical Press

ISBN: 0615648223

Category: Self-Help

Page: 138

View: 4047

Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life's most important things—which actually aren't things at all. At age 30, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus walked away from their six-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on what's truly important. In their debut book, Joshua & Ryan, authors of the popular website The Minimalists, explore their troubled pasts and descent into depression. Though they had achieved the American Dream, they worked ridiculous hours, wastefully spent money, and lived paycheck to paycheck. Instead of discovering their passions, they pacified themselves with ephemeral indulgences—which only led to more debt, depression, and discontent. After a pair of life-changing events, Joshua & Ryan discovered minimalism, allowing them to eliminate their excess material things so they could focus on life's most important "things": health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution.
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Light Filters In: Poems

Author: Caroline Kaufman

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062844695

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1061

In the vein of poetry collections like Milk and Honey and Adultolescence, this compilation of short, powerful poems from teen Instagram sensation @poeticpoison perfectly captures the human experience. In Light Filters In, Caroline Kaufman—known as @poeticpoison—does what she does best: reflects our own experiences back at us and makes us feel less alone, one exquisite and insightful piece at a time. She writes about giving up too much of yourself to someone else, not fitting in, endlessly Googling “how to be happy,” and ultimately figuring out who you are. This collection features completely new material plus some fan favorites from Caroline's account. Filled with haunting, spare pieces of original art, Light Filters In will thrill existing fans and newcomers alike. it’s okay if some things are always out of reach. if you could carry all the stars in the palm of your hand, they wouldn’t be half as breathtaking
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Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

Author: Fumio Sasaki

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609049

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

View: 9554

The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life. Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.
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Declutter

The Japanese Art of Minimalism

Author: Phillip Lark

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986267823

Category:

Page: 92

View: 2015

Do you often feel like you have just too much stuff lying around the house? Are you exhausted by constantly cleaning up and never seeing your house as clean & organized as you'd want it to be? Do you feel physically stressed out by the number of items surrounding you - but you never throw anything? People often create an emotional bond with the things they buy, desperate to fill out various emotional voids. Chances are, you own plenty of items you don't actually need - just so you can make yourself feel good! But here's a secret no one told you about: Your belongings aren't there to fill out voids - and life is much better without clutter. Which is why millions have turned toward minimalism - the art of living with less. If you'd like to learn more about minimalism, that's where Declutter: The Japanese Art of Minimalism may come to your rescue. Here's what this book will try to teach you: - How to add some real value to your life - spend your money on experiences and times well-spent, not on possessions you'll forget about in a year! - Why your house never stays clean - and how you can avoid falling into the trap of cleaning up every single day! - What are categories and why categories matter when trying to free up some much-needed space - never again spend hours looking for a valuable possession! - The easiest way to transition to minimalism - 7 Possible Steps that work wonders for large families as well! - How to let go of things that no longer serve you - let go with ease by following the 5 Questions included in the book - Practical tips & suggestions regarding the art of tidying up both your house and your life - learn how to apply them to your own busy lifestyle! Minimalism isn't only about getting rid of stuff - it's re-learning how to appreciate your time and money as well so you can invest them on the important stuff. Stop wasting your most precious resources on material possessions - and make some room for the things that matter. Get more out of life by owning less. Purchase Declutter: The Japanese Art of Minimalism today and improve the quality of your life in an instant!
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Tidying Up Art

Author: Ursus Wehrli

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791330037

Category: Art

Page: 47

View: 367

Tidying Up Art is an attempt at bringing a bit of clarity into our lives just where it makes no sense at all! Ursus Wehrli, a popular stand-up comedian, rearranges famous works of art, sweeps all unwanted things out of the way and lines everything up in neat rows: after all, being tidy is a virtue.
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The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place: The Art of Being Messy

Author: Jennifer McCartney

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581575270

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 9608

The New York Times bestseller that’s “LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY” (Elle Décor) and “SPOT-ON…with a healthy amount of cursing" (POPSUGAR) The anti-clutter movement is having a moment. You may have heard about a book—an entire book—written on the topic of tidiness and how “magical” and “life-changing” it is to neaten up and THROW AWAY YOUR BELONGINGS. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s time to fight that ridiculousness and start buying even more stuff and leaving it any place you want. Guess what, neatniks? Science shows that messy people are more creative.* Being a slob is an art, and there’s a fine line between being a consumer and being a hoarder. Don’t cross that line. This book shows you how to clutter mindfully and with great joy. The results are mind-blowing. Your plants will stop dying. Your whiskey bottle will never run dry. Your drugstore points will finally add up to a free jar of salsa and some nice shampoo. You’ll go shopping and discover you’ve lost weight... It's time to take back your life from the anti-clutter movement. *As well as smarter and more attractive.
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Clutter's Last Stand

Author: Don Aslett

Publisher: Marsh Creek Press

ISBN: 9781593373290

Category: House & Home

Page: 262

View: 7657

A humorous guide filled with anecdotes, cartoons, quizzes, and practical ideas for revealing if you are a collector of junk and how to get rid of the unnecessary clutter.
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The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter

Author: Margareta Magnusson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501173251

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 1097

A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life. In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, dö meaning “death” and städning meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming. Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.
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Being the Change

Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution

Author: Peter Kalmus

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1771422432

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Life on 1/10th the fossil fuels turns out to be awesome. We all want to be happy. Yet as we consume ever more in a frantic bid for happiness, global warming worsens. Alarmed by drastic changes now occurring in the Earth's climate systems, the author, a climate scientist and suburban father of two, embarked on a journey to change his life and the world. He began by bicycling, growing food, meditating, and making other simple, fulfilling changes. Ultimately, he slashed his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average and became happier in the process. Being the Change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament. It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming. Part one exposes our interconnected predicament: overpopulation, global warming, industrial agriculture, growth-addicted economics, a sold-out political system, and a mindset of separation from nature. It also includes a readable but authoritative overview of climate science. Part two offers a response at once obvious and unprecedented: mindfully opting out of this broken system and aligning our daily lives with the biosphere. The core message is deeply optimistic: living without fossil fuels is not only possible, it can be better. Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist at Caltech / Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University. He lives in suburban Altadena, California with his wife and two children on 1/10th the fossil fuels of the average American. Peter speaks purely on his own behalf, not on behalf of NASA or Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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New Order

A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks (and Everyone Else)

Author: Fay Wolf

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 110188620X

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 7586

For readers of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and The Power of Habit comes a revelatory, witty guide to a clearer home and a more creative mind. Can a decluttered space fuel a creative mind? Heck yes, says organizing expert Fay Wolf, who has helped everyone from Hollywood celebrities to schoolteachers to work-from-home parents achieve a simpler, more fulfilling life. Here, Wolf outlines her basic rules for saying goodbye to the stuff crowding up your space and hello to new habits that free you up for the things you’re passionate about. And it can all be done in as little as a few minutes a day. Learn how to create productive to-do lists • stem the flood of paper • downsize digital clutter and social media • arrange your space to spark creative juices • curb your desire to accumulate • collaborate and connect with others for support • embrace imperfection • keep up the momentum Wolf also shares her favorite productivity apps and resources for donating your many, many items. From the outer clutter of your home to the inner clutter of your chatty mind, this handbook will help you make room for artistic inspiration and invite you to treat yourself to less. Praise for New Order “Clarity, control, peace and quiet: All of these ‘nebulous golden nuggets’ can be obtained by following Wolf’s sensible decluttering program.”—The New York Times Book Review “Less stuff. Less paper. Less digital. These are some of the ingredients for a decluttered life to be found in New Order.”—Los Angeles Times “New Order seriously changed my life.”—Emily Deschanel “Fay Wolf is some kind of superhero.”—Jesse Tyler Ferguson “Full of millennially minded tips that will help you clean-attack your space.”—Refinery29 “The KonMari alternative you’ve been waiting for . . . [Wolf’s] approach is about reducing chaos so you can focus on more important things, like creative pursuits. . . . The New Order method resonates with me.”—PopSugar “Fay Wolf is living proof that being highly organized doesn’t have to mean being sterile and rigid.”—Apartment Therapy “Her message is about fun and freedom, rather than healing and fixing.”—The Guardian “How can one possibly be productive when faced with so many obligations? Enter: The Triangle of Productivity.”—InStyle “A smart, accessible, sensitive and charming book about clutter.”—Hello Giggles “Wolf has helped individuals clean out and create space in their lives for decades . . . and now she’s sharing her best tips with the world in this book.”—Romper From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Theoretical Foot

Author: M. F. K. Fisher

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1619027550

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7819

When her long-time agent and friend Robert Lescher died in 2012, the manuscript of M.F.K. Fisher’s unpublished first novel was discovered packed tidily away in one of Lescher’s signature red boxes. Following on the success of Serve It Forth and written when she was in her early 30s, the novel employs Fisher’s characteristic sharp-eyed wit to sketch themes so outré they may have seemed too challenging for a proper woman of her time to attempt. Set in the late 1930s,The Theoretical Foot concerns two expat American couples in Europe, tramping from country to country without sanction of marriage, this during an era when cohabitation—to say nothing of a girl’s hitchhiking!—could ruin a respectable woman’s reputation for all time. As fascism spreads and war inevitably approaches, the idyll of a beautiful life of love and freedom from convention is also threatened from within, as the man in one of the couples falls gravely ill with a rare circulatory disease. And indeed, Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher and Dillwyn Parrish had been forced to return to Depression-era California where she was struggling to support them with her writing. Parrish—like the character in the story—was afflicted with Buerger’s disease, for which there was only one effective painkiller, unavailable in the States. Faced with unrelieved agony and the threat of serial amputations, Parrish killed himself in August of 1941. Weeks later the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the entire world was engulfed in war.
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The Complete Book of Home Organization

200+ Tips and Projects

Author: Toni Hammersley

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 1681881225

Category: House & Home

Page: 324

View: 2385

Have you ever wished you had the time and tools to organize your house in a clutter-free, design-conscious, Pinterest-worthy way? From storage solutions and cleaning tips to secret space-saving methods and expert strategies, The Complete Book of Home Organization is packed with the tips and shortcuts you need to effectively organize your home. From small spaces and apartment solutions to how to tackle a big, messy home with a 15-week total home organization challenge, this book covers it all. The Complete Book of Home Organization spells out everything you need to de-clutter your house, store your belongings, and keep your home—and life—in tip-top shape. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover—this manual is the perfect gift! Organize the 30 main spaces of your home, including the living and dining spaces, bedrooms and bathrooms, guest areas, baby and kids’ rooms, utility spaces and garages, entryways and offices, patios and decks, closets and pet areas! Keep track of your pantry, holiday and craft supplies, weekly menu planning, keepsakes, and schedules. From the basement to the attic, this book covers every nook and cranny. With step-by-step instructions, detailed illustrations, and handy checklists, say goodbye to a messy home and wasted storage space!
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