Summary: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

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It takes the average person 38.5 minutes to read 5,000 words. For the price of a coffee and a time investment of roughly two percent of your day, I believe the wisdom in this book to be well worth it's value.

Here's my sales pitch: The writing will not be quite up to the same standard, and the formatting is also not done by a professional. If you need a story behind each point to reinforce it, then please, go and buy the original. 

However, if, like me, you aren't a fan of the "fluff" that comes along with most books and would much rather skip to the nuggets of wisdom and actionable content in a very easily absorbed and easy-listening way including key takeaways, then I believe this is the book for you.

Save yourself time and money. I am only releasing summaries of the books that have made a true positive impact in my life. If you decide to purchase, I truly hope you enjoy and benefit from it. 

Amplify your knowledge in a simple, efficient manner. Take action; get your copy today!

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If you liked Cliff notes which only touch the basic & obvious, this is for you

Can not recommend, the narrator, Ms. Littwin & her book company, Nutshell Publishing total lose the nuances of Kondo's original work, where she brings you & teaches, it's more than just tidying up. If you just want the absolute minimum (no pun intended), the how dos of keep & pitch (without inspiration), Then, maybe this is for you.

The actual book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo, is inspired & spiritual. You feel, no matter how much stuff you've accumulated, you can handle it with Joy & a major can do freeing attitude. I'm usually the cynic that does not buy into the Zen happy-do-da! I'm a believer now!

The problems with this Audible 'Summary' is the author and guide is flat, joyless and, sorry to say, very uninspiring unlike Kondo herself.
Kondo brings in a sense of spiritualism (not religion). This approach brings what you are doing at a totally different level. It's a Joy not a drudgery.

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Great Summary

I have read the original book and am committed to tidying - but it is a process. I re-listen to this book often to keep me reminded of key point and keep me motivated. It is very well done and helpful!!

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Great job!

Thorough, concise, and motivational summary of Marie Kondo's classic. For those who have read the book and would like a review; for those new to the book and are interested in the main ideas, this summary is excellent and definately worth the money.

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Excellent start to finish easy read!

I not only enjoyed that this rundown of the full Konmari method of decluttering for time's sake, but it was also pleasantly written with lovely transitions and utilitarian tid bits. Thanks so much fir writing it, I can get started today!

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Love this book.

Condensed into a easy to follow way too clean up my cluttered living space and my life. I’ve listened to it several times, made notes and set a date to get it done

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Great summary

Very pleasant voice to listen to as she covers all key points. Highly recommend it.

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Great Summary

I very much enjoyed this summary, which was both inspiring and practical. I just listened to Joshua Becker, The Minimalist Home, and I found it intriguing to compare the two approaches. This summary made me want to listen to the full version of Marie Kondo's book.

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Good summary

I have not read the original book, but I feel I got the essence from this summary. Helpful!

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Very nice, to the point summary

Very nice, to the point summary. I have read the book and this is a good refresher to stay on track

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Great and useful

This book was well written and clearly read. It helped me save time from reading a lengthy novel, for which I don’t have time, and, gave me all the information I was looking for to make change in my home. Thank you!

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  • Julia
  • 01-14-19

Nice little summary that helps

In 30 minutes... I figured out why my tidying efforts over the last 30 years have not been effective.
Just looking forward to start decluttering and reorganising at home now!

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  • 04-11-20

Great Summary

I liked the key take aways very much.
good summary of the book and would recommend.

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  • Anna
  • 02-09-20

A very decent review

A very clear naration, put together in a logical and useful bitesize package. I feel I can make a start on tidying my life, but still feel I should read the whole original for the more in depth learning experience.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-20

Sleepaid Audio.

This monotone robotic voice helped me sleep. CAUTION: induces drowsiness so only listen at night.

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  • Ebony Eyes
  • 08-06-19

This is a very high-level summary!!!

It's like reading or listening to someone's notes from a class. You get the gist of it but you may still need extra context. Very short and to the point. Enough to get you going initially or buy the actual book.

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  • broganshaped
  • 04-27-19

Really helpful summary of Marie Kondo's method.

This seems to cover all of the key points you need to put Marie Kondo's method into practice. The great thing for me was that it was short enough that I could listen to it all one morning when I was feeling motivated, to get started right away!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-16-19

Great book.

Loved this motivational little book. Straight to the point and easy to follow step by step instructions to a tidier life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-25-19

Makes me want to get motivated

I did find it hard to complete the fast in order after reading your last book. This time I promise myself to move forward for me. But I Foster children and have to do life story work for them. It gives me pleasure to complete their books. But I have to keep lots of items for them over the years at home. Now someone told me to do a yearly photo book for these children which will help take photo of certificates etc instead of clutter with paperwork. What would you suggest in this area. One child I'm fostering has 8 years off memories for me to sort out in order for him to move on. Regards Theresa

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  • Tina Ingram
  • 02-07-19

A spark of joy

Oh my, the spark of possibility of this bring the escape from the maze of the untidy trap has me filled with joy. This needs to happen. I’ve watched a couple of Marie kondo’s programmes and as I love my audio books (while perpetually tidying lol) I saw this summary. My first and I think I’m very glad. Ty, will spread the good word as I make progress. I’m clearing the calendar, I’m inspired.