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Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Before I left for Switzerland, I managed to get myself this book called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I’ve heard about this book before from a friend who recommended me to read it, and honestly, the words ‘tidying up’ did interest me because I myself am a tidy freak heheh.

So today, after 2 weeks of settling down here in Swiss, I finally had the time to just sit down and read. And I finished this book within the day because it was such a light read that made me not want to stop.

It is truly interesting on how about 90% of what Marie Kondo is teaching inside the book is what I have been applying in my own life myself. I was amazed on how our thinking are so much alike, I just did not realize that what I was doing for all this time was actually something that can be laid out like this. I really believe that ‘tidying up’ is healing, that having your house clean and well-organized is good for you body and mind, and that throwing things that you do not essentially need in life is a way to live light and healthy. I thought I was simply being a tidy freak, but no, being tidy is extremely essential to be happy in life.

Marie Kondo also teaches us about many techniques on how to store our items at home, including how to fold our clothes and socks. For example, she suggests to fold and keep our t-shirts vertically so that we can see our clothes better, therefore allows us to be fully aware on all the clothes we own – and ‘throw away’ the ones we no longer need or hardly wear. Keeping clothes this way is also more space-efficient, and reduces the amount of wrinkles on the fabric.

As for socks, Marie suggests to fold or roll them instead of balling them up. In her words; “if they are folded over, balled up or tied, they are always in a state of tension, their fabric stretched and their elastic pulled”. She believes that even fabric needs a ‘rest’, as funny as that sounds. But it’s true. So here is a better way to keep our socks:

Of course, there are so much more taught inside this book, and trust me, they are life-changing, just as the title suggests. I really recommend you guys to read this book because this book is really useful and happiness does start from a tidy home.

Because I love this book so much, I am giving away 5 (five) books for free. Simply share this blogpost link on your blog or Instagram before May 7th, 2017, and when you do, please use the hashtag #TheLifeChangingMagicOfTidyingUp and mention @bentangpustaka so I can track it. You can include any picture relevant to tidying-up, just make sure you include my blogpost link so that people can read about my book recommendation and hopefully start implementing the magic of tidying-up in their lives too...:)

If you're interested to buy this book instead, you can purchase it here. Muah!:)


Jane Reggievia said...

Marie Kondo is a genius! Udah lama banget tau tentang buku ini tapi belum pernah baca juga. Cuma baca beberapa postingan blog/artikel yang membahas buku ini.

I'm not a tidy freak but still love a clean place. Teori yang diajarin Marie ini menarik banget karena berhubungan dengan our soul ya.

Try my luck to join this giveaway then! Deadline-nya sampai kapan ya? Boleh di blog atau IG aja or both? (:

Unknown said...

Cute post :)

Maria Vidrasco

Unknown said...

I shared in my blog but my blog is in tumblr account, here's the link

desilestariningsih said...

Done..... Hopefully, one of the book can be mine..., hehe

dinda noor sukma dewi said...

batasnya kapan nih kak☺

Paramadina said...

Sudah ku share kak di Blogkku, semoga aku beruntung :D

Paramadina said...

Unknown said...

Kak, untuk share link blognya boleh di blog atau instagram aja atau harus dua-duanya?

Endah April said...

I share it on my blog as well, enjoy :)

Ana Bahtera said...

Done Sist.

Ana Bahtera said...

Done Sist.

katadety said...

Sudah kak :) aku share di blog ;)

Unknown said...

Sudah aku share di IG kak @dini_ap28 beserta foto tidying up ku.

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