Marie Kondo, 38, has enchanted thousands of people with her advice on organizing and tidying up.
Many caught the eye of Japan’s Kondo in 2019 with the Netflix series “Tidying up,” in which she helps people clean up their messy homes.
Her philosophy was that a tidy home leads to peace and joy.
But now it might look as if Kondo had to give in to the chaos.
During a webinar promoting her new book, “Marie Kondo Kurashi at Home – How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Perfect Lifestyle,” she said the words not many expected to hear:
– I kind of gave up, said Kondo, according to the report variety.
Kondo has released several books and programs on cleaning and organizing, and has made a career out of cleanliness.
But during the webinar, she said she faced challenges maintaining the arrangement, after giving birth to her third son in 2021.
My house is messy, Kondo admitted.
I got worried
The magazine wrote that she wants to focus more on time with her family, and no longer prioritize keeping the house clean.
Until now, I was a professional cleaner. I did my best to keep the house tidy at all times. I now realize it’s important to spend time with my kids at home, Kondo said during the webinar.
In the new book, Kondo writes that she sometimes has bad days that leave her exhausted and she suffers from a lot of anxiety.
She now writes that she would rather fill her days with children and her husband and focus less on cleaning Washington Post.
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