Monday, May 23, 2016

Book Review: “Spark Joy”

   Spark Joy
   Marie Kondo

In a previous blog (click here to view it), I wrote about Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  This book literally changed my life, and my home is much more tidy and organized since I employed Kondo’s method.  Spark Joy is a follow up to the first book, and it provides illustrations that demonstrate Kondo’s organizing and folding techniques.  In addition, Kondo clears up a misconception many readers of the first book have. 

Kondo does not advocate becoming a minimalist; she encourages readers to keep items that bring feelings of happiness or that serve a purpose (such as a vacuum cleaner) and to appreciate and value our possessions.  Using her philosophy, I’ve changed the way I shop.  While I buy fewer permanent items (like clothing and accessories), I guiltlessly purchase transient items like flowers and candles because they bring me so much happiness.  If you’re ready to change your attitude toward possessions, Spark Joy is the perfect book.

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