Full disclosure: We could really use more Marie Kondo in our lives. After her mega-hit Netflix show, we swept every room of our house, ridding it of anything that didn’t spark joy. It created peace and order for a few months, but we're ready to jump back into tidying. So her announcement of not one but two new books comes at the perfect time.
The first new book, titled Joy At Work, is available for pre-order now on Amazon and will be released on April 7, 2020. The book brings the KonMari Method into the workplace with organizing advice you can apply at the office. In an Instagram post, Kondo says the new volume will offer "practical tips for maintaining a tidy workspace, but also life-changing advice on finding a career that sparks joy for you." Teaming up with organizational psychologist Scott Sonenshein, the queen of tidiness will provide strategies that combat both physical and psychological clutter. According to the product description on Amazon, the book will "help you overcome the challenges of workplace mess and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that comes with a tidy desk and mind." Say goodbye to workplace burnout!
When she first made a splash in the homemaking world, Marie showed us how to thank each old book, piece of art, or clothing item we once loved but no longer need. She also taught us how to stand up to the mountain of clothing in our closets once and for all. Her decluttering tips formed the KonMari method, which gained popularity across the world. On her Netflix show, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, which launched in January of this year, she visited families in their homes to give them a personal rundown of her method, and we watched as lives and relationships were impacted in a positive way.
Marie Kondo first announced in May that she was working on a book deal that would give us not one, but two new books. This was welcome news to fans who had already rewatched her Netflix show hoping to gain more organizational expertise. She made the announcement in a vague Instagram post in May 2019, teasing her fans with more information to come soon.
Marie's second new book, Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship, is aimed at a younger audience. The children's book, which launched November 5, is intended to inspire kids to tidy up and demonstrate how it can bring friends closer together.
Original Marie Kondo fans know that her organizational advice first came with her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which launched years before her Netflix show. She also had another hit book, Spark Joy, which dove deeper into her signature KonMari Method. If these next two books follow suit, they’re going to change the home organizing game.
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