World renowned organization and decluttering guru Marie Kondo recently spoke to the Washington Post about how she has “kind of given up” on keeping her space tidy following the birth of her third child.
Now that she has three children, she explained that tidying up her messy home is less of a priority now.
“My home is messy, but the way I am spending my time is the right way for me at this time at this stage of life.”
Following the arrival of her son in 2021, Kondo broke down how her life has changed significantly.
“Up until now, I was a professional tidier, so I did my best to keep my home tidy at all times. I have kind of given up on that, in a good way for me,” she explained.
“Now I realize what is important to me is enjoying spending time with my children at home.”
Kondo’s latest book titled “Marie Kondo Kurashi at Home: How To Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life,” is focused on the Japanese concept of Kurashi, which means “way of life.”
Since she became a mother to her three children, she said that her way of life has shifted and her focus has transitioned from organization to focusing on and being inspired by life’s simple pleasures.
Her book stated that “tidying up means dealing with all of the ‘things’ in your life,” meaning taking in the things that fill you with joy, and using them to order your life and organize your space.
Kondo is most well-known for her tidying method known as KonMari, which was initially outlined in her 2011 book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.”
This method of organization motivated the individuals to categorize their items, such as clothing, books, and sentimental items as a means of finding what “sparks joy” and what doesn’t.
Kondo is now living in California with her family, and no longer puts pressure on herself to maintain a perfectly clean and organized space.
“I will keep looking inward to make sure I am leading my own Kurashi, making time for the things that really make me happy,” Kondo stated.
Eric Mastrota is a Contributing Editor at The National Digest based in New York. A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, he reports on world news, culture, and lifestyle. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.