Spark Joy

An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

Author: Marie Kondō

Publisher: Life Changing Magic of Tidying

ISBN: 1607749726

Category: House & Home

Page: 291

View: 9564

"Tidying expert Marie Kondo's follow-up to her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is an illustrated master manual on her renowned KonMari Method with item-specific guidance and step-by-step folding illustrations"--Provided by publisher.
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The Life-changing Manga of Tidying Up

A Magical Story

Author: Marie Kondō

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399580530

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 506

From the #1 New York Times best-selling author and lifestyle/cleaning guru Marie Kondo, this graphic novelization brings Kondo's life-changing tidying method to life with the fun, quirky story of a woman who transforms her home, work, and love life using Kondo's advice and inspiration. Marie Kondo presents the fictional story of Chiaki, a young woman in Tokyo who struggles with a cluttered apartment, messy love life, and lack of direction. After receiving a complaint from her attractive next-door neighbor about the sad state of her balcony, Chiaki gets Kondo to take her on as a client. Through a series of entertaining and insightful lessons, Kondo helps Chiaki get her home--and life--in order. This insightful, illustrated case study is perfect for people looking for a fun introduction to the KonMari Method of tidying up, as well as tried-and-true fans of Marie Kondo eager for a new way to think about what sparks joy. Featuring illustrations by award-winning manga artist Yuko Uramoto, this book also makes a great read for manga and graphic novel lovers of all ages.
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Spark Joy

An Illustrated Guide to the Japanese Art of Tidying

Author: Marie Kondo

Publisher: Vermilion

ISBN: 9781785041020

Category: Housekeeping

Page: 291

View: 9253

Spark Joyis an in-depth, line illustrated, room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home, from bedrooms and kitchens to bathrooms and living rooms as well as a wide range of items in different categories, including clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, cosmetics, shoes, bags, wallets and valuables. Charming line drawings explain how to properly organise drawers, wardrobes, cupboards and cabinets. The illustrations also show Ms Kondo's unique folding method, clearly showing how to fold anything from shirts, trousers and jackets to skirts, socks and bras. The secret to Marie Kondo's unique and simple KonMari tidying method is to focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of. Ask yourself if something 'sparks joy' and suddenly it becomes so much easier to understand if you really need it in your home and your life. When you surround yourself with things you love you will find that your whole life begins to change. Marie Kondo's first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, presents her unique tidying philosophy and introduces readers to the basics of her KonMari method. It has already transformed the homes and lives of millions of people around the world. Spark Joy is Marie Kondo's in-depth tidying masterclass, focusing on the detail of how to declutter and organise your home.
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The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up

Author: Marie Kondo

Publisher: Frank Smithson

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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An internation best seller with ocver 2 million copys sold
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The Art of Discarding

How to Get Rid of Clutter and Find Joy

Author: Nagisa Tatsumi

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316558931

Category: House & Home

Page: 176

View: 1159

The book that inspired Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Nagisa Tatsumi's international bestseller offers a practical plan to figure out what to keep and what to discard so you can get - and stay - tidy, once and for all. Practical and inspiring, The Art of Discarding (the book that originally inspired a young Marie Kondo to start cleaning up her closets) offers hands-on advice and easy-to-follow guidelines to help readers learn how to finally let go of stuff that is holding them back--as well as sage advice on acquiring less in the first place. Author Nagisa Tatsumi urges us to reflect on our attitude to possessing things and to have the courage and conviction to get rid of all the stuff we really don't need, offering advice on how to tackle the things that pile up at home and take back control. By learning the art of discarding you will gain space, free yourself from "accumulation syndrome," and find new joy and purpose in your clutter-free life.
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The Digested Read

Author: John Crace

Publisher: RDR Books

ISBN: 9781571431592

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 3607

Literary ombudsman John Crace never met an important book he didnt like to deconstruct.From Salman Rushdie to John Grisham, Crace retells the big books in just 500 bitingly satirical words, pointing his pen at the clunky plots, stylistic tics and pretensions to Big Ideas, as he turns publishers golden dream books into dross. In the grand tradition of Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg, Crace takes the books that produce the most media hype and retells each story in its authors inimitable style. Philip Roth, Don Delillo, Margaret Drabble, Paul Auster, Alice Sebold, John Updike, Tom Wolfe, Ruth Rendell, A.S. Byatt, John LeCarre, Michael Crichton and Ian McEwan all emerge delightfully scathed in this book that makes it easy to talk knowingly about books youve never bothered to read or, for that matter, should have.
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Real Life Organizing

Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day

Author: Cassandra Aarssen

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633535452

Category: House & Home

Page: 149

View: 9088

Clutter Free Real Life Organizing offers clutter free storage solutions and advice that can help you create a Pinterest worthy home on a small budget: Learn how to organize your home, simplify life and have more time for the things you love. Organizational expert Cassandra ‘Cas’ Aarssen, the guru from YouTube’s ClutterBug channel, reveals her tips, tricks and secrets to a clean and clutter free home in just 15 minutes a day. Aarssen, spends her time organizing other people’s homes, teaching college workshops on organization, and creating weekly videos and blog posts. Cas offers diy Pinterest type tips to people like you who are interested in how to get rid of clutter and how to organize your home. Organized person on the outside: The secret to her success? She’s a giant mess on the inside, but an organized person who can teach you how to get rid of clutter and organize your home once and for all. Simplify your life: In her debut book, Real Life Organizing, Cas walks you through the steps you can take to create a beautiful, organized, clutter free, and almost self-cleaning home ─ a DIY Pinterest home. Simplify your life. You do not have to get rid of all of your things, you do not have to be a yoga loving minimalist, and you do not have to radically change your lifestyle or personality in order to simplify your life and have an organized home. The truth is that you do not need to actually be an organized person to live like an organized person. Organize home: Through her years of experience as an industry expert, Cas has uncovered easy and inexpensive tips, tricks and solutions that allow her to maintain a clean, organized and functional home with minimal effort. After you’ve read Real Life Organizing, you too will be able to live a more organized life without having to give up your sanity. In Real Life Organizing: Get a Clean and Clutter-Free Home in Just 15 Minutes, you will learn how to: Create a Household Management Binder Make a “Kids Cupboard” in your kitchen Create an IN/OUT system Organize paperwork based on your unique style Create a Kitchen Command Center Organize your holidays with a gift closet Build the best toy organizing system And, enjoy a diy Pinterest home
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Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

Author: Fumio Sasaki

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609049

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

View: 342

The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life. Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.
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Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life

Author: Joshua Fields Millburn,Ryan Nicodemus

Publisher: Asymmetrical Press

ISBN: 0615648223

Category: Self-Help

Page: 138

View: 8584

Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life's most important things—which actually aren't things at all. At age 30, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus walked away from their six-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on what's truly important. In their debut book, Joshua & Ryan, authors of the popular website The Minimalists, explore their troubled pasts and descent into depression. Though they had achieved the American Dream, they worked ridiculous hours, wastefully spent money, and lived paycheck to paycheck. Instead of discovering their passions, they pacified themselves with ephemeral indulgences—which only led to more debt, depression, and discontent. After a pair of life-changing events, Joshua & Ryan discovered minimalism, allowing them to eliminate their excess material things so they could focus on life's most important "things": health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution.
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The Joy of Less

Author: Francine Jay

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452155180

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 7471

Francine Jay pioneered the simple living movement with her self-published bestseller, The Joy of Less. In this fully redesigned and repackaged edition—featuring never-before- seen content—Jay brings her philosophy to more readers who are eager to declutter. Rather than the "crash diet" approach found in other tidying up books, Jay shares simple steps to cultivate a minimalist mindset and form new habits, paving the way to lasting success. Her easy-to-follow STREAMLINE method works in any space—from a single drawer to a closet, room, or entire house. What's more, it can be called upon during clutter-inducing life events such as moving, getting married, having kids, or downsizing. With an airy two-color interior design and lovely hardcover package, The Joy of Less is a refreshing and relatable approach to decluttering that belongs in every home.
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Declutter

The Japanese Art of Minimalism

Author: Phillip Lark

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986267823

Category:

Page: 92

View: 1114

Do you often feel like you have just too much stuff lying around the house? Are you exhausted by constantly cleaning up and never seeing your house as clean & organized as you'd want it to be? Do you feel physically stressed out by the number of items surrounding you - but you never throw anything? People often create an emotional bond with the things they buy, desperate to fill out various emotional voids. Chances are, you own plenty of items you don't actually need - just so you can make yourself feel good! But here's a secret no one told you about: Your belongings aren't there to fill out voids - and life is much better without clutter. Which is why millions have turned toward minimalism - the art of living with less. If you'd like to learn more about minimalism, that's where Declutter: The Japanese Art of Minimalism may come to your rescue. Here's what this book will try to teach you: - How to add some real value to your life - spend your money on experiences and times well-spent, not on possessions you'll forget about in a year! - Why your house never stays clean - and how you can avoid falling into the trap of cleaning up every single day! - What are categories and why categories matter when trying to free up some much-needed space - never again spend hours looking for a valuable possession! - The easiest way to transition to minimalism - 7 Possible Steps that work wonders for large families as well! - How to let go of things that no longer serve you - let go with ease by following the 5 Questions included in the book - Practical tips & suggestions regarding the art of tidying up both your house and your life - learn how to apply them to your own busy lifestyle! Minimalism isn't only about getting rid of stuff - it's re-learning how to appreciate your time and money as well so you can invest them on the important stuff. Stop wasting your most precious resources on material possessions - and make some room for the things that matter. Get more out of life by owning less. Purchase Declutter: The Japanese Art of Minimalism today and improve the quality of your life in an instant!
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Clutter Free

Quick and Easy Steps to Simplifying Your Space

Author: Kathi Lipp

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736959149

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 5607

If you’ve ever wished you could clear out your clutter, simplify your space, and take back your life, Kathi Lipp’s new book has just the solutions you need. Building off the success of her The Get Yourself Organized Project, this book will provide even more ideas for getting your life and your stuff under control. Do any of these descriptions apply to you? You bought a box of cereal at the store, and then discovered you have several boxes at home that are already past the “best by” date. You bought a book and put it on your nightstand (right on top of ten others you’ve bought recently), but you have yet to open it. You keep hundreds of DVDs around even though you watch everything online now and aren’t really sure where the remote for the DVD player is. You spend valuable time moving your piles around the house, but you can never find that piece of paper when you need it. Your house doesn't make you happy when you step into it. As you try out the many easy, doable solutions that helped Kathi win her battle with clutter, you’ll begin to understand why you hold on to the things you do, eliminate what’s crowding out real life, and make room for the life of true abundance God wants for you.
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31 Days to a Clutter Free Life

One Month to Clear Your Home, Mind and Schedule

Author: Ruth Soukup

Publisher: Ruth\Soukup

ISBN: 9780692252710

Category: House cleaning

Page: 200

View: 7013

Ruth Soukup knows all too well how stressful it can be to have a home packed to the gills, with an overbooked schedule to match. After years of overspending left her wallet empty and her home full, she realized it was time for a massive change . She began clearing her life, and her home, of clutter, one small step at a time. Over the course of thirty-one simple but powerful daily challenges she is sharing how you can do it too.
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Banish Clutter Forever

How the Toothbrush Principle Will Change Your Life

Author: Sheila Chandra

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409003108

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 2986

Why is it that even the most disorganised person never seems to lose their toothbrush? How can this simple fact solve all our clutter problems? The Toothbrush Principle is a simple yet inspired approach to de-cluttering your home. Whether you live in a mansion or a bedsit, this book will show you how to: organise according to the unconscious blueprint that naturally tidy people have, so that getting and staying organised is easy; know what to throw away with confidence; set up your wardrobe so you get much more use out of the clothes you have; work from home productively in a clear, designated space; tame your inbox! Step-by-step, room-by-room, you'll soon find that you hardly ever lose things, massive clear outs become a thing of the past and you never spend more than 10 minutes a day tidying up. So stop drowning in piles of clutter, learn how to be organised and start creating space to live out the life of your dreams!
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Start with Your Sock Drawer

The Simple Guide to Living a Less Cluttered Life

Author: Vicky Silverthorn

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 0751566063

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 9197

Spring clean your life with this practical, achievable guide to living with less clutter Cupboards packed with unused gadgets. Boxes full of obsolete chargers. Wardrobes bursting with unworn clothes. Heaps of neglected children's toys. A dresser jammed full of mismatched socks. . . Sound familiar? Many of us feel increasingly overwhelmed by - and guilty about - the sheer amount of stuff packed into our homes. And we're starting to realise that being organised at home doesn't just mean always knowing where you left the remote; it means being able to face the world with a clear mind and increased energy. It all starts at home. But where? When the problem is so vast and we are all so busy, how do you even begin to tackle the clutter mountain? Professional organiser Vicky Silverthorn has the simple answer: start with your sock drawer. Using tried-and-tested methods, Vicky will guide you through practical, bite-sized tasks that will help you achieve a friendly level of organisation throughout your home and a new clarity of mind. With Vicky's help, you can fight back against the clutter and learn to love your home once more. 'Vicky is a wonder. Her meticulous and practical re-organisation of my wardrobe has freed me from clutter and spared up valuable time' (Jonathan Ross)
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The Theoretical Foot

Author: M. F. K. Fisher

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1619027550

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9023

When her long-time agent and friend Robert Lescher died in 2012, the manuscript of M.F.K. Fisher’s unpublished first novel was discovered packed tidily away in one of Lescher’s signature red boxes. Following on the success of Serve It Forth and written when she was in her early 30s, the novel employs Fisher’s characteristic sharp-eyed wit to sketch themes so outré they may have seemed too challenging for a proper woman of her time to attempt. Set in the late 1930s,The Theoretical Foot concerns two expat American couples in Europe, tramping from country to country without sanction of marriage, this during an era when cohabitation—to say nothing of a girl’s hitchhiking!—could ruin a respectable woman’s reputation for all time. As fascism spreads and war inevitably approaches, the idyll of a beautiful life of love and freedom from convention is also threatened from within, as the man in one of the couples falls gravely ill with a rare circulatory disease. And indeed, Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher and Dillwyn Parrish had been forced to return to Depression-era California where she was struggling to support them with her writing. Parrish—like the character in the story—was afflicted with Buerger’s disease, for which there was only one effective painkiller, unavailable in the States. Faced with unrelieved agony and the threat of serial amputations, Parrish killed himself in August of 1941. Weeks later the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the entire world was engulfed in war.
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Destination Simple

Author: Brooke McAlary

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786694409

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 9382

We live life in the fast lane. We race to keep up with the Joneses. We are over-worked, over-connected and over-stressed, and we compete over how busy and important and sleep-deprived we are. But we don’t have to. There’s an ever-growing group of people opting out of a life lived at 110%. They are choosing to slow down, simplify, say no and focus on the things that are truly important. Brooke McAlary is one of them. In Destination Simple, Brooke McAlary shows readers that no matter how busy you are, you too can feel in control of your days; minimise stress; find pockets of peace on even the busiest day; empty your mind and sleep better. Destination Simple shows us how a few changes to the flow of daily life can create long-term, lasting change.
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Korean Grammar

The Complete Guide to Speaking Korean Naturally

Author: Soohee Kim,Emily Curtis,Haewon Cho

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804849210

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 640

View: 1962

Korean Grammar: The Complete Guide to Speaking Korean Naturally covers all the basic sentence structures, verbal forms and idiomatic expressions taught in the first two years of a college level Korean language course. It is specifically designed for the following learners: Beginning or intermediate level Korean language students Self-study adult learners or those studying with a tutor Heritage learners who wish to speak Korean more correctly Anyone who wishes to review previously acquired Korean Each chapter provides clear grammatical explanations with charts and examples for each construction showing how it is used in various different contexts. All Korean words and sentences are given in both Korean Hangeul script and Romanized form, with English translations to assist beginning learners. Key concepts like honorifics, formal and informal speech styles, verb endings and complex sentence constructions are all presented in very simple and clear terms to make these constructions accessible to learners at every level. Exercises at the end of each chapter reinforce the learning process.
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Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook

Declutter and Organize your Home and Life with over 100 Checklists and Worksheets (Plus Free Full Downloads)

Author: Cassandra Aarssen

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633537099

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

View: 9714

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Happy: The Journal

Author: Fearne Cotton

Publisher: Ixia Press

ISBN: 9780486827278

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 5015

This daily journal is filled with new ideas, creative prompts, and words of wisdom that will help you write a little joy into every day of the year.
Posted in Psychology