Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo

Reality Star

Marie Kondo, also known as Konmari, is a Japanese organizing consultant, author, and TV presenter. Kondo has written four books on organizing, which have collectively sold millions of copies around the world.

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Oct 9, 1984
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Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant, author and reality star born on October 9th, 1984 in Tokyo, Japan. She is best known for her KonMari method of organizing and tidying up one's life. She has written several books which have been translated into multiple languages, and she has become an international phenomenon due to her show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on Netflix. 

Kondo grew up in Tokyo where she was encouraged by her parents to take pleasure in tidying things. From a young age she developed an interest in organizing items, which inspired her to pursue it as a profession. After majoring in sociology at Keio University, she began working as a consultant to help others manage their clutter and chaos. In 2011, she published the book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” which became a bestseller around the world. Her follow up book “Spark Joy” was released in 2016 and further cemented her reputation as an expert on organizing and tidying up physical spaces.

In 2019, her show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” debuted on Netflix and quickly became one of the streaming service's most popular shows. The series follows Kondo as she helps people declutter their homes using the KonMari Method - a holistic approach to tidying that emphasizes discarding items that no longer bring you joy while finding ways to store the items that do bring joy. The show won multiple awards including two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program and Outstanding Structured Reality Program. 

Kondo continues to share advice about tidying through her website, blog posts, videos, podcasts and talks around the world. Her goal is to encourage people everywhere to live more organized lives with less stress and more joy!

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marie Kondo is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On October 9, 1984, Marie Kondo was born in Tokyo, Japan.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Professional Organizing Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kondo begins her professional organizing career by launching an organizing consulting business.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Publishes Best Selling Book</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kondo publishes her best selling book "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Launches KonMari Method</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kondo launches the KonMari Method which is a set of organizing principles and rules for tidying up one's home.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Reality Show "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" Launched</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Netflix debuts the reality show "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" which features Kondo travelling to people's homes to help them tidy up.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">KonMari Media is Founded</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Kondo founds KonMari Media which is a company focused on helping people tidy up their spaces.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">KonMari App is Unveiled</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">KonMari unveils their KonMari App which helps users track their progress towards achieving order in their home.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Inspiring Author</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Marie Kondo is an inspiring author and tidying expert who has written several books about the art of tidying up. Her books have helped many people to declutter and organize their homes, making them more peaceful and enjoyable places to be.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Reality Star</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Marie Kondo is a reality star thanks to her Netflix show, "Tidying Up With Marie Kondo". On the show, Marie helps people to declutter their homes and give away items that no longer bring them joy. Watching her show is both inspiring and entertaining!</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Brings Joy to Others</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Marie Kondo brings joy to others by teaching them how to live in a tidier, more organized home. Her philosophy of only keeping items that “spark joy” helps people to focus on what really matters in life - being surrounded by things that bring happiness.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Tidying Up At the Age of Five</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Marie Kondo began her tidying journey at the age of five when she decided to organize her room. She has been tidying ever since.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Wrote Her First Book at Age of 19</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Marie Kondo wrote her first book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, at the age of 19. It became an international bestseller.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Recognized By Time Magazine</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2015 Marie Kondo was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Started a Consulting Business</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2009, Marie Kondo founded a consulting business which offered decluttering and organizing sessions to clients in Japan. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Launched A Netflix Series</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2019, Marie Kondo launched her own Netflix series called "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" which was a huge success.</p></div>


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