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40 Inspirational Marie Kondo Quotes On Success

Last Updated Sept 2023

40 Inspirational Marie Kondo Quotes On Success

Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant and author. She is renowned for inventing the KonMari Method. Marie has written four books on organizing, which have collectively sold millions of copies and have been translated from Japanese into several languages including Korean, Chinese, Spanish, Indonesian, French, German, Swedish, Portuguese, Catalan and English. In particular, her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has been published in more than 30 countries. It was a bestseller in Japan and in Europe and was published in the United States in 2014. In the United States and the United Kingdom the profile of Kondo and her methods were greatly raised by the success of Netflix series Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, released in 2019. She was listed as one of Time’s 100 most influential people in 2015. May these Marie Kondo Quotes On Success inspire you to tidy up so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Tidying is just a tool, not the final destination. The true goal should be to establish the lifestyle you want most once your house has been put in order.” Marie Kondo

3. “You may think this is a waste of money, but reducing your stock and relieving yourself of the burden of excess is the quickest and most effective way to put your things in order.” Marie Kondo

3. “Life truly begins after you have put your house in order.” Marie Kondo

4. “No matter how wonderful things used to be, we cannot live in the past. The joy and excitement we feel here and now are more important.” Marie Kondo

5. “Changing lifestyle habits acquired over many years is often extremely difficult.” Marie Kondo

6. “To quietly work away at disposing of your own excess is actually the best way of dealing with a family that doesn’t tidy.” Marie Kondo

7. “The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment.” Marie Kondo

8. “It’s a very strange phenomenon, but when we reduce what we own and essentially ‘detox’ our house, it has a detox effect on our bodies as well.” Marie Kondo

9. “Clutter is caused by a failure to return things to where they belong. Therefore, storage should reduce the effort needed to put things away, not the effort needed to get them out.” Marie Kondo

10. “Attachment to the past and fears concerning the future not only govern the way you select the things you own but also represent the criteria by which you make choices in every aspect of your life, including your relationships with people and your job.” Marie Kondo

11. “If sweatpants are your everyday attire, you’ll end up looking like you belong in them, which is not very attractive. What you wear in the house does impact your self-image.” Marie Kondo

12. “There are three approaches we can take toward our possessions: face them now, face them sometime, or avoid them until the day we die.” Marie Kondo

13. “The act of folding is far more than making clothes compact for storage. It is an act of caring, and expression of love and appreciation for the way these clothes support your lifestyle. Therefore, when we fold, we should put out heart into it, thanking our clothes for protecting our bodies.” Marie Kondo

14. “People cannot change their habits without first changing their way of thinking.” Marie Kondo

15. “Rebound occurs because people mistakenly believe they have tidied thoroughly, when in fact they have only sorted and stored halfway.” Marie Kondo

16. “The essence of effective storage is this: designate a spot for every last thing you own.” Marie Kondo

17. “When we really delve into the reasons for why we can’t let something go there are only two: an attachment to the past or a fear for the future.” Marie Kondo

18. “People who can’t stay tidy can be categorized into just three types: ‘the can’t throw it away type’, ‘the can’t put it back type’, and ‘the first-two-combined’ type.” Marie Kondo

19. “The true purpose of a present is to be received.” Marie Kondo

20. “It’s easy to get rid of things when there is an obvious reason for doing so. It’s much more difficult when there is no compelling reason.” Marie Kondo

21. “Not every person you meet in life will become a close friend or lover. Some you will find hard to get along with or impossible to like. But these people, too, teach you the precious lesson of who you do like, so that you will appreciate those.” Marie Kondo

22. “The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.” Marie Kondo

23. “Once you learn to choose your belongings properly, you will be left only with the amount that fits perfectly in the space you currently own.” Marie Kondo

24. “To put your things in order means to put your past in order, too.” Marie Kondo

25. “The process of facing and selecting our possessions can be quite painful. It forces us to confront our imperfections and inadequacies and the foolish choices we made in the past.” Marie Kondo

26. “We should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of.” Marie Kondo

27. “If you can say without a doubt, ‘I really like this!’ no matter what anyone else says, and if you like yourself for having it, then ignore what other people think.” Marie Kondo

28. “Just as we like to come home and relax after a day’s work, our things breathe a sigh of relief when they return to where they belong.” Marie Kondo

29. “Human beings can only truly cherish a limited number of things at one time.” Marie Kondo

30. “I recommend you dispose of anything that does not fall into one of three categories: currently in use, needed for a limited period of time, or must keep indefinitely.” Marie Kondo

31. “The urge to point out someone else’s failure to tidy up is usually a sign that you are neglecting to take care of your own space.” Marie Kondo

32. “The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don’t.” Marie Kondo

33. “One reason so many of us never succeed at tidying is because we have too much stuff.” Marie Kondo

34. “We need to show consideration for others by helping them avoid the burden of owning more than they need or can enjoy.” Marie Kondo

35. “Discard everything that does not spark joy.” Marie Kondo

36. “Being messy is not hereditary nor is it related to lack of time.” Marie Kondo

37. “Just because you dispose of something does not mean you give up past experiences of your identity.” Marie Kondo

38. “Imagine yourself living in a space that only contains things that spark joy.” Marie Kondo

39. “When your room is clean and uncluttered, you have no choice but to examine your inner state.” Marie Kondo

40. “The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past. Marie Kondo

I hope you enjoyed these Marie Kondo Quotes On Success. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

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My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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