Tidying Up with Marie Kondo Trailer Will Spark Joy (and Tears)
by Yohana Desta on 12/13/18 via Vanity Fair
This new Netflix show could fill a Queer Eye-shaped hole in your heart.
While everyone waits for the return of Queer Eye, Netflix’s smooth algorithm would like to introduce a new future obsession to you: Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. The streamer dropped a fresh trailer for the series on Wednesday, featuring the Japanese tidying-up guru going to various homes and sorting through the physical and metaphysical clutter in people’s lives. It’s like Hoarders, but happy.
“My mission is to spark joy in the world through tidying,” Kondo says in the trailer, referring to her signature tidying methodology. In 2014, the de-cluttering icon released her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which professed, among other things, one simple rule for people looking to clean up their homes: hold each item, and keep only the things that spark joy. Get rid of the rest.
Her new Netflix show lets viewers in on what it’s like to get the Kondo experience in real life. She visits a variety of families, including a couple with a baby on the way, a family who had to downsize homes, and a woman who lost her husband and is struggling to let go of his things. It’s going to be a beautiful sob factory, this show! Tidying Up with Marie Kondo will debut its eight-episode season on January 1, a.k.a. the day people seek to re-arrange their lives and start fresh. Someone at Netflix knows what they’re doing!