After a couple of ultra successful books it was just a matter of time till Marie Kondo would get her own TV show. The Netflix show ‘Tidying Up’ has just arrived on our TVs and causing heated discussions and polarises Organising Professionals and those that want to get their life in order.
My first problem starts with the title. I don’t believe in tidying up – but do in organising. They are two very different things: Organising you do for yourself – tidying we do to show off/impress other people.
In my workshops I use the example of my then 3 year old being told by grandma to tidy up his books – and he cheekily shoved them under the carpet. That is tidy but by no means organised!
My esteemed colleague Tania Goranitis from Interior Philosophy in Gippsland, Victoria wrote this piece on her blog and it reflects my sentiments:
“Marie Kondo changed the game when it comes to de-cluttering and home organisation….Her blend of Japanese philosophy and experience gave her the ability to develop a system which cut through with clear ideas and actions anyone could perform for peaceful relief from their excess stuff. And although with my own training and experience I choose not to use her method with my clients, her philosophies serve as a beautiful foundation for which I am deeply grateful. read more