Almost two years ago, I read the increasingly popular book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. There were some things I disagreed with but I found a lot of good inspiration in the book. I loved the idea of tidying by category and only keeping things that truly brought joy. Of course, life, pregnancy and moving into a shared house has slowed my decluttering progress.
When I saw Marie had a new refresher book written in graphic novel style, I decided to read it. That’s how The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up ended up in my reading pile.
The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up is a quick and easy read, since it told in graphic novel / manga style. Even if it’s not typically your style, I found it an easy way to be refreshed on Marie Kondo’s declutter principles.
This book tells the story of Chiaki, a 29 year old single sales rep, who is overwhelmed by clutter in her life. Marie Kondo comes to help her declutter and tidy her apartment and life. It was interesting to see the clutter in pictures. It made me realize how much I still have to tackle. I found the illustrations of how to fold things helpful because it’s hard to visualize when it is just words.
That said, I do think you will get more out of this book if you read the original book first. This book is a good refresher and can stand alone – but I believe you will benefit more from the process if you read both books.
If you are looking for some motivation to help you declutter your house once and for all, you will probably enjoy The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.