Marie Kondo Is Bringing Her Tidying Genius to Netflix— Here's What We Know

by Amelia Jones on 12/13/18 via Pretty 52

Marie Kondo is bringing the KonMari method to Netflix just in time to jumpstart your new year's resolutions and and get rid of the Christmas clutter that you don't need. On Tuesday, January 1st 2019 eight episodes of Tidying Up With Marie Kondo will be available to stream. And if you're a fan of Instagram cleaning personality Mrs Hinch and her Hinch Army, you're going to be obsessed.

In the show Marie Kondo guides people who are at a crossroads, but willing to tackle the clutter holding them back to spark joy in their homes and transform their lives in emotional and surprising ways.

The trailer, which dropped yesterday shows some of the emotional situations and cluttered environments the tidying guru will be tasked with transforming. A couple needs to clear out possessions from their past to pave the way for their baby's future, a family has to downsize their home (and the amount of stuff they can fit in it), a widow wants to let go of her husband's things but not his memory and a young couple need to leave college-style living behind.

Who is Marie Kondo?

Organising consultant's Marie Kondo started out as a "tidying coach," helping Japanese executives organise their homes. She quickly had a six-month waiting list so, she wrote a book: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up teaching people the KonMari Method instead that became a runaway bestseller and sold over 11 million copies worldwide.

She's even garnered a cultlike following - they call themselves 'Konverts' and proudly share before-and-after photos of their properly folded sock drawers and emptied closets.

What is the KonMari Method

  1. Tidy all at once. Tidying a bit at a time means things will always get messy again. Do your house section by section and in this order: clothes, books, paperwork, miscellaneous, and sentimental items. Get all of those items from our house into one place so you can see what's there - it'll surprise you how much you have.

  2. Before you throw things away, visualise your ideal lifestyle: what do you want to be able to do in your home that your clutter is preventing? Have friends round more often? Workout in your living room? See the bedroom floor you're certain is lying under those clothes somewhere?

  3. Then ask yourself why you want to be able to do those things you want to do. Finding the reason you want to tidy will help you get it done.

  4. Ask yourself if each item sparks joy. Seriously. This isn't something you need to think hard about. Pick up each item and decide whether it makes you happy or not - if it doesn't give it away. It might 'spark joy' in someone else.

  5. Get rid of everything before you start to put things back - things have a way of sneaking back in.