Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo is the follow-up book to the very popular The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. This second book is a detailed how-to guide to properly storing the items you choose to keep in your home, those things that “spark joy” for you.
Kondo walks readers through each category (clothing, books, papers, etc.) that you’ve tidied and gives suggestions for how to store each of them. There are illustrations throughout the book showing folding methods and storage solutions that fit with her methodology. The drawings are helpful in seeing how to fold odd-shaped clothing, arrange miscellaneous “komono,” and organize your kitchen.
This book, like the first one, contains occasional Eastern religion references to objects having “feelings,” so I disregarded those portions of the book. This is an excellent companion book to The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, but you’d definitely want to read that volume first. It provides the inspiration to get you moving towards the goal, whereas Spark Joy gives you the nuts-and-bolts process of how to create a home that is organized and tidy.
Blogging for Books provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. All of the opinions expressed in this post are my own and I was not compensated for this review in any other way.
CE Watson says
Sounds like a practical and helpful book. Thanks for sharing with us! Chris
This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading as a reminder of how good it feels to declutter!
I just requested my own copy! I'm surprised they still had some. 🙂
Tracey Brewer says
Good – I'll be interested to see what you think of it!