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Tidying Up with Marie Kondo - Official Trailer - Netflix

Nov 2, 2017
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#51
Im not a hoarder so can someone tldr the idea in her book to me? I have family members that collect too much shit, thankfully not hoarder levels but enough that it's messy. Might recommend the book to them.
 

qaz

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Oct 27, 2017
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#55
Amazes me how people can’t fit their cars in their own garage because it’s filled to the brim with crap.
 

RatskyWatsky

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Oct 25, 2017
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#58
Im not a hoarder so can someone tldr the idea in her book to me? I have family members that collect too much shit, thankfully not hoarder levels but enough that it's messy. Might recommend the book to them.
Most tidying methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

The KonMari Method™ encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items. Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy. Thank them for their service – then let them go.

People around the world have been drawn to this philosophy not only due to its effectiveness, but also because it places great importance on being mindful, introspective and forward-looking.
The Six Basic Rules of Tidying:

RULE 01
Commit yourself to tidying up.

RULE 02
Imagine your ideal lifestyle.

RULE 03
Finish discarding first.

RULE 04
Tidy by category, not by location.

RULE 05
Follow the right order.

RULE 06
Ask yourself if it sparks joy.
https://konmari.com/pages/about
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#60
Watched the second episode tonight and I’m really impressed and how hard these people worked. That was a lot of work and they did well in throwing out 150 bags of trash.

We’ve already got to work in our own house and we’ve got rid of 3 giant trash bags so far-took them right to the donations.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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#63
My wife and I watched the first episode and it has already changed the way we look at the things we have in our home and how we organize them. I don't own many things so i just moved clothes around, but my wife, who was already pretty organized, is now even more obsessed with being organized. HIghly recommended.
 

AMAGON

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Oct 25, 2017
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#65
We'll have to get on this as I'm moving into a small studio next month with all this crap I have around me that needs to be reduced.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#67
Reviews and the impressions here. There have been other house cleaning shows, and this doesn't seem to add much so it's another Netflix show to easily skip.
Most of the impressions in here are pretty positive and the show seems to be working seeing how many people are already tidying up their places in this thread alone.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,558
#71
Why is this show popular? She doesn’t do or say anything that isn’t common sense, and all of her “wisdom” is just meaningless cliches. It’s ineffective and worst of all, boring.
Because many people live like pigs. Others can’t bare the thought of getting rid of something that might one day be useful. Others are shopping addicts who fill their homes with cheap shit because shopping makes them feel happy. You’re dealing with people who own 160 pairs of shoes, have a nutcracker collection, have difficulty getting rid of the belongings of a deceased loved one, or just let their pile of shit exhaust them and take over their lives. People with these issues aren’t rare.

I read this book early last year and enjoyed it. The show could have used more Marie, and some of the cluttered homes grossed me out. It was still a decent watch though, I enjoyed it.
 
#72
Because many people live like pigs. Others can’t bare the thought of getting rid of something that might one day be useful. Others are shopping addicts who fill their homes with cheap shit because shopping makes them feel happy. You’re dealing with people who own 160 pairs of shoes, have a nutcracker collection, have difficulty getting rid of the belongings of a deceased loved one, or just let their pile of shit exhaust them and take over their lives. People with these issues aren’t rare.

I read this book early last year and enjoyed it. The show could have used more Marie, and some of the cluttered homes grossed me out. It was still a decent watch though, I enjoyed it.
I get that but other than the prospect of being on tv I don’t know what she does or says to people that actually gets them to change. At least long-term.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#73
Binged the first 5 episodes. Love the show, great to have a visual aid to go by if you just read the book/listened to the podcasts
 
Oct 26, 2017
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#74
I am soooo afraid of watching this. I have 2 storage lockers full of videogame and movies collected through the years. Not willing to let that go yet lol.
I only watched episode 1 and they apparently don't get to her books rule until many episodes later, but personally I don't feel like you should be pressured to give up your physical media.

The priority seems to me things that take up more space and are harder to organize that don't even "spark joy" in you life. I could look at almost every physical game I own and it would "spark joy" for me.

So I'd say watch it.
 

BronsonLee

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Oct 24, 2017
10,298
#75
god this is extremely my shit

I will never get tired of seeing this tiny Japanese woman inflict these families with incredible amounts of dread as she walks up to their home to take away all their personal belongings
 
Dec 14, 2017
1,668
#76
I love Marie and her book (and organizing) but I thought the episode I watched was mediocre (the one with the gay guys). She barely featured in it (probably due to the language barrier. The show would have been significantly better if it had been set in Japan), didn't share any useful tips, didn't explain her method, and honestly, shockingly, didn't offer up anything useful to the audience. The normies had to hold down the fort but they were basic as hell and they simply could not carry the episode by themselves.

I probably won't watch any further. What a disappointment.
I watched 3 episodes and I think there is at most a 3 minute total of tips between all that. Feels much more like those TV shows that you watch to laugh at what people do than actually learn something.
 

BronsonLee

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Oct 24, 2017
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#78
Family: Wow I hope Marie Kondo the master of tidying will help us get our shit together
Marie Kondo: Hello! For the first step in tidying
Family: Yes we hope this will wor-
Marie Kondo: Take all your shit & put it in this room
Family: Wh-
Marie Kondo: Cause I'm gonna burn it all
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,872
#79
god this is extremely my shit

I will never get tired of seeing this tiny Japanese woman inflict these families with incredible amounts of dread as she walks up to their home to take away all their personal belongings
Holy shit you weren’t kidding! Looked her up and she’s 139cm tall! Anyone below the 150 mark is alarmingly short!
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#80
Family: Wow I hope Marie Kondo the master of tidying will help us get our shit together
Marie Kondo: Hello! For the first step in tidying
Family: Yes we hope this will wor-
Marie Kondo: Take all your shit & put it in this room
Family: Wh-
Marie Kondo: Cause I'm gonna burn it all
I’m watching the show right this minute and this is making me laugh harder than it deserves
 

BronsonLee

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Oct 24, 2017
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#83
Holy shit you weren’t kidding! Looked her up and she’s 139cm tall! Anyone below the 150 mark is alarmingly short!
And yet she's more frightening to these people than an army knocking on their door

I’m watching the show right this minute and this is making me laugh harder than it deserves
WHERE'S THE LIE

Okay almost done with 1.5 episodes of this and it is kiiiiiiinda lame

I think I’m better off reading the actual book
The show is fun/a bit more neatly wrapped together in terms of presentation

The audiobook is goddamn incredible and I've probably tossed oue 20-30% of my stuff every time I listen to it, just rapid fire
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#84
The show is fun/a bit more neatly wrapped together in terms of presentation

The audiobook is goddamn incredible and I've probably tossed oue 20-30% of my stuff every time I listen to it, just rapid fire
Actually, I don't think I really mind the way it is presented as it is since I've seen a handful of other house/lifestyle shows -- even with the contrived overplaying of emotions at points. I think it's because given the reputation that preceded Kondo, I was kind of hoping for something more substantial from it and little more tact, so I'm disappointed on that end. I also jumped ahead too (watched half of 1, all of 4) so I'm most likely missing something I guess.

Also I have such mixed emotions about Markon the Devourer of Households Kondo herself lol. One minute, I find her overt cuteness seriously annoying -- the next minute, it is admittedly enamoring.
 
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BronsonLee

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Oct 24, 2017
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#85
Actually, I don't think I really mind the way it is presented as it is since I've seen a handful of other house/lifestyle shows -- even with the somewhat contrived overplaying of emotions at points. I think it's because given the reputation that preceded Kondo, I was kind of hoping for something more substantial from it and little more tact, so I'm disappointed on that end. I also jumped ahead too (watched half of 1, all of 4) so I'm most likely missing something I guess.

Also I have such mixed emotions about Markon the Devourer of Households Kondo herself lol. One minute, I find her overt cuteness seriously annoying -- the next minute, it is admittedly enamoring.
The book would definitely be way more up your alley then tbh

While it is her book obviously, this show puts her personality a bit more front and center, guessing because that's the brand

It kinda feels like they're trying to make her some Japanese Mary Poppins or some shit where she just rolls in, DESTROYS YOUR HOUSE, AND THEN LEAVES YOU DESTITUTE
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#86
Why is this show popular? She doesn’t do or say anything that isn’t common sense, and all of her “wisdom” is just meaningless cliches. It’s ineffective and worst of all, boring.
I use her shirt folding method now to cram my clothes in drawers like files in a cabinet now. It’s way easier to pick what I want now.

The rest is common sense.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#89
I just moved into a new house, most of my shit is still in boxes so I think I should check this out. I know I'm never going to be some organizational crazy personal but I could use a few tips for sure.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#90
Haven't watched the show yet, but the way the book is written is annoying the hell out of me. Maybe it's the translation, but the "voice" of the writing and the precocious stories of a kid obsessed with cleaning are cringeworthy.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#97
All hail the queen.

Her book is pretty life-changing. my wife and I got rid of so much shit.
I read her book after moving back in with my parents. Changed how I lived with them. She made me realize I had tons of shit I would never need and just bought because I was bored.

Anyways, love the show. She’s such a positive light of a person
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#98
Watched 3, not sure I'll continue.

They seemed samey, the hackneyed spiritual talking to the house is cringe, and it seems like she doesnt do anything other than gather into a pile, and subdivide in boxes.

Should I continue if this is how I feel so far?
 
Oct 28, 2017
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JP
I don't regret watching the first episode, but I probably won't continue. The "house thanking ceremony" thing is weird, too.

Ever since I move abroad I live a pretty minimalist life, to be honest, but I still manage to make a mess out of my place.