• The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing: An Action-Steps Summary and Analysis

  • By: SpeedReader Summaries
  • Narrated by: Keli Douglass
  • Length: 23 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (201 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Your Quick and Simple Summary and Analysis of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.

In this audiobook, you'll find:

  • An introduction to Kondo's main concepts
  • A 30-second summary of the entire book
  • Chapter-by-chapter summaries and commentary
  • A guide to additional resources, including helpful articles, blog posts, podcasts, and quizzes

About The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Kondo's book, a number-one New York Times best seller, teaches listeners how to declutter their homes using a unique and remarkable step-by-step methodology for simplifying and transforming one's space.

Please note that this summary is NOT the original book and is meant to be listened to as a supplement to the original.

Thanks so much for your interest in SpeedReader Summaries! We strive to save what is your most precious and limited resource - time.

©2015 SpeedReader Summaries (P)2016 SpeedReader Summaries

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I want to buy the full book now!

I really liked the taster and helped Kickstart my tidying up process, but I want to get the full book so I can do everything right! The narration was a little bit robotic for my taste, but pretty good nonetheless.

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The brevity of this synopsis had rendered the book almost gutless. I recommend you read or listen to the original book for greater satisfaction.

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I was disappointed. a book review. wasted credit

This was a good taste . inadequate. very disappointed. buy the book. this irritated me

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Great summary to get you started!

We all want to de-clutter sometime, so here’s the method! Don’t know where to start? Start here!

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Motivating

Motivated me to take steps toward achieving my end goal of cutting back my personal possessions

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Now maybe I will read the full book that I bought

hearing this audio summary has left me very excited for today to immediately dive into this project ( which I have already begun )! Maybe I will read the book version that I bought 6 months ago; but not today. This audio summary has saved me. Thank you

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Time Saver

Sped up the narration during listening, but that's personal preference. The analysis saved me time and answered my questions about the method and addressed others I hadn't thought about. Going to give it a try....

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Not even worth the $2.36 I spent. Buy the book.

I read her book. It's a great way to live . I was being lazy.

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About her feelings about the method

Although the author does summarize the method somewhat, the bulk of the information is about her feelings about this method. There were also some redundancies. I would have preferred the summary about the actual method itself. I took a chance because it was $2 less. Still helpful.

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Read the Full Book

This short story does not go into enough explanation for me personally to find it enough motivate me to discard so many of my possessions. The whole book is short enough tobequick but much better in my opinion.

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  • Baldicat
  • 09-30-17

useful summary and introduction

Useful summary....which I listened to as I decluttered my bedroom 😊 kept me reallt focussed

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  • 02-26-22

Good summary and intro to the process

A fast re cap for those who can't be bothered to read the full version....yet!
If you have a hoarding problem and you have never sought help before, I think this was a great place to start dipping " my" toe!
Off to find the full version but I feel my ability to to remember key points can always be refreshed here.

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  • 03-25-18

Good practice

Good summary of what KM is all about. Now am motivated to ready or listen to the entire book. Like reader's analyses.

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  • 02-21-20

good summary

brief and to the point, a nice summary of the technique and easy to action

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  • Josephine Ford
  • 08-07-19

life change

very inspiring I watched it on tv today so had to get more information and I'm inspired to do this life change

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