Marie is now learning to embrace chaos in a new way, according to The Washington Post. After all, she is now a mother of three, the youngest of whom is less than two years old.
“My home is messy, but the way I spend my time is the right way for me at this point in this phase of my life,” Marie said in a webinar.
“Until now I’ve been a professional cleaner, so I’ve done my best to keep my home clean at all times,” she continued. “I kind of gave that up, in a good way for me. Now I realize that spending time at home with my kids is important to me.”
Marie has previously written about the challenges of tidying up with young children, saying in a 2019 blog, “When I became a first-time mom, I was frustrated when I couldn’t tidy my home exactly the way I wanted. Then, after having my second child, I didn’t even have the energy to reflect on some of my previous household practices! Motherhood has taught me to better forgive myself. ”
You most likely know Marie for her “KonMari” method, which asks if objects “trigger joy.” According to Variety, her new book (Marie Kondos Kurashi at Home: How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life) is about “cleaning up mental and emotional spaces.” As Variety puts it, “Keeping your clothes folded and organized can be just as important as listening to classical music in the morning or making time for your kids.”
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