Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably either heard the name Marie Kondo by now, or the catch-phrase associated with her: “does this item spark joy?”
The new Netflix series featuring professional organizer & author Marie Kondo has recently become the talk of social media.
Now as a person who hoards organizing tips like a crazy cat lady hoards kittens, I was hooked on her minimalist approach within 6 minutes of Episode 1.
But even if you disagree with her personalized approach to stem the tide of household chaos, these social media clips from folks giving their own take on “konmari” organizing will definitely spark joy- and laughs!
There are a lot of helpful tips… once you get the hang of it. IF you get the hang of it.
I’m watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and I have so far learned that I don’t thank my house enough. And I don’t fold clothes the right way. And I don’t store things in drawers correctly. And I don’t have enough of those tiny boxes to hold stuff. And I’m only on episode 1. Joy.
— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) January 14, 2019
2. The approach, known as “konmari”, really helps to reduce clutter.
Watched that Marie Kondo show and now I have to decide how much joy an old melon baller brings me and most of my clothes are being thrown away.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) January 7, 2019
3. Especially if it’s someone else’s clutter.
[my wife going all marie kondo on my stuff to make more room for her stuff]
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) January 16, 2019
4. Before your purge your stuff, it’s key to show respect for your house. If only your kids did the same…
The konmari method, except it's just me greeting my house by standing in my kids room yelling "WHAT'S THAT SMELL"
— Healthy Living for Hot Messes (@HLFHM) January 10, 2019
5. The goal is to only keep items that “spark joy”.
6. If you only keep what sparks joy, your clutter is usually gone (& so is everything else).
If I got rid of everything that didn’t “spark joy” I think I’d be on the side of the road holding my dog & my coffee maker.
— Mommy Needs A Life (@mom_needsalife) January 14, 2019
7. Some people get the hang of it quickly!
— Melissa schuelke (@mlee3580) January 15, 2019
8. No, seriously- that whole “ditch it if it doesn’t bring you joy” thing is FOR REAL.
9. It might take more convincing to get your family members on board, though.
Swear to God, I’m going to tie up my husband and my kids to chairs directly in front of the TV and force them to watch “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.”
I’m going to do that.
Ropes bring me joy, Marie.
— Julie Burton (@ksujulie) January 7, 2019
10. Of course, others are skeptic of the konmari method of de-cluttering…
Show me an episode of Marie Kondo successfully getting through Target’s clearance section without buying something and then I’ll listen.
— Cydni Beer (@cydbeer) January 14, 2019
11. But some people are finding great success with it! Well, sort of.
Watching Marie Kondo makes me want to burn my entire house down and cry but also fold things
— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) January 17, 2019
12. …even if it takes a little practice to get the routines down…
I’ve tried to find joy folding clothes with the KonMari method, and two hours later I have folded three pairs of jeans, one pair of socks, and I have smoothed out one shirt. Still smoothing. pic.twitter.com/tBp6UEBnOI
— Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) January 11, 2019
13. Of course, it’d be even easier if Marie herself just did it FOR you, amirite?!
I'm waiting for Marie Kondo to write a book for me: The Life-Changing Magic of Having Someone Tidy Up FOR You
— Housewife of Hell (@HousewifeOfHell) January 17, 2019
14. But look- even crazy cat hoarders are benefiting from Marie Kondo’s advice.
Me a week after learning about Marie Kondo pic.twitter.com/61mociW6GH
— Hiba ??? (@HibaIssa) January 2, 2019
15. But regardless of whether you agree with Marie Kondo’s organizing or not, there are those that are clearly benefiting from her popularity.
Me waiting for the thrift stores to fill up with all the good stuff now bc of this Marie Kondo Netflix special pic.twitter.com/YtJvf7Gm2M
— Kat (@rasberet) January 7, 2019
Whether you’re a fan of the Kondo method or not, you have to admit that social media’s humorous take on it definitely brings one a lot of joy!