The Japanese tidying expert Marie Kondo is known in US since 2014 when her The New York Times best seller book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up was published. In 2015, The New Yorker magazine ran a piece titled The Origin Story of Marie Kondo’s Decluttering Empire reporting how Americans were inspired from her decluttering philosophy to discard extra stuffs. She was featured in The New York Times Magazine July 2016 issue.
Since Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo began early January 2019, it became instant hit-show inspiring millions of Americans to declutter their closets, laundry rooms and garages resulting in uptick donations in thrift stores nationwide. The Rolling Stone magazine recent headline reads Why Everyone Is So Obsessed With Marie Kondo. A few selected recent other headlines in major national news outlets are listed below:
- Tidying Up with Marie Kondo | Netflix Original: 2019
- Why Everyone Is So Obsessed With Marie Kondo | Rolling stone: Feb 2019.
- How to Tidy Up After You’ve Kondo-ed Everything | The New York times: Feb 2019.
- The ‘Marie Kondo effect’? Thrift stores nationwide see an uptick in donations | To-day/NBC: Jan 2019.
- Marie Kondo is training an army of tidying consultants | Vox: Feb 2019.
- Marie Kondo and the fantasy of a tidy life, explained | Vox: Jan 2019.
- What happened when I told Marie Kondo I have a better, higher-tech method of tidying up | The Washington Post: Feb 2019
- Marie Kondo’s deceptively simple ‘Tidying Up’ tips are spreading the gospel of joy when Americans need it most | NBS News: Jan 2019.