The KonMarimanía It is what their followers call a worldwide phenomenon initiated by the Japanese Marie Kondo, whose books have revolutionized the homes of half the planet, with its peculiar cleaning method.
But what is special about this system of storage and order? And above all why has it become a world phenomenon, with barely 30 years?
Almost four million copies of his book and many others in Japan alone have been enough for the world to succumb to this way of ordering "the Japanese." Marie Kondo discovers us "katazuke", Japanese term that refers to the actions of clean and tidy upHe started at the young age of five when he discovered some magazines about his mother. In her second year of university, with about 19 years, she began working as a teacher of this discipline and began to have a long waiting list of clients in love with her method.
After more than six months of waiting, the impatience of one of her clients was the trigger for her first book that was launched in the Asian country in January 2011 and years later has catapulted her international success. With his system, he not only teaches how store so objects are easier to locate, but also in such a way that messing up is more complicated and also, in the words of Kondo herself: "identify what really we are excited it becomes easier. "
Emotions and order in one manual, has a lot of philosophical. Kondo argues that by conditioning the home one also puts his affairs and his past in order. What we have been told our mothers all my life of "How are you going to have your head neat, if your story is a disaster", but in the Eastern style, much softer:
When I throw things, I thank you before I get rid of them, because it's not just about throwing them away, but recognizing the work they have done in each one's life.
Anyway, I think I will have to buy the book to see if my chaos has a solution, but one issue that makes me think is that Marie Kondo has no children, maybe after a while and several dwarfs around you, write another manual to have an orderly life with pets, balls, paintings, rackets, golf clubs and skis, in addition to Star Wars helmets that would serve Darth Vader or flying dolls.
By the way the book is published in Spain by Alfaguara and is called, The magic of order. Tools to tidy up your house ... and your life!.