Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant who developed the KonMari Method, which consists of gathering everything one owns by category and keeping only those things that "spark joy." Kondo’s method transcends the typical “tidying how-to,” as it aims to cultivate a lifestyle that encourages one to cherish the things that bring true joy—a refreshing alternative to today’s mass consumer society.
Marie has captured her years of consulting experience in her best-selling books, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy, which have sold over seven million copies worldwide, been published in more than 40 languages, and been listed as a New York Times’s bestseller for 99 weeks.
Recently, Marie has founded KonMari Media Inc., whose mission is to “Organize the World” by collaborating with her network of readers and partnering organizations. KMI has recently launched a KonMari Consultant Training Program. Visit www.konmari.com for more details, and follow along on Facebook at www.facebook.com/konmarimethod and Instagram at @mariekondo.