40 Things You Might Not Know About Marie Kondo

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Unless you’ve living under a rock (or maybe a pile of clutter?), you’ve probably heard of Marie Kondo. The affable organizational expert took the world by storm with her method of tidying up. Kondo’s book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” came out in 2010 to very little fanfare. Some people were into it, but others found the whole process silly. People get real mad when you tell them to throw their junk away! However you felt about Kondo and her Konmari method of tidying up, the book put her on the radar. But when her Netflix show came out, her popularity exploded. For some reason, it’s much easier to swallow the idea of parting ways with your clutter when we see how other people do it. The visual aspect of the show opened a lot of people’s minds!

The show also have us a chance to fall head over heels in love with Marie Kondo. Like, we all developed a major crush on her immediately. She’s like a woodland fairy, so tiny and sweet! It’s almost like we don’t want to disappoint her and keep living in our clutter. Kondo seems to genuinely love mess, but more than that, she loves helping people work through theirs. But watching the show, we don’t learn a whole lot about Kondo herself. She shares little tidbits of her own life, but definitely keeps a distance with the families she helps. We’re all so curious to know her story, though! So here are some things you might not know about Marie Kondo. One thing we know for sure: she sparks a lot of joy.

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