With her popular TV series and other books on organizing the house, Marie Kondo once persuaded a lot of people to tidy up their own homes. Following the popularity of her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up from 2011, Kondo would go on to share her techniques with viewers of Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, which debuted in 2019. Kondo received a lot of appreciation for the program, which led to an Emmy nomination and led Netflix to award her a second series, Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo, in 2021.
But Kondo acknowledges that things have altered somewhat in more recent years since her house is now considerably dirtier. According to Kondo, who recently spoke with the Washington Post, spending time with her family is ultimately more essential than keeping the house neat given her profession. The 38-year-old has been spending more time with her children than on housework since the birth of her third kid in 2021. From the conversation:
That is not to suggest that Kondo isn’t continuing to share her extensive expertise of organizing with readers through new books that she keeps putting out. Marie Kondo’s Kurashi at Home: How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life, her most recent book, was published in November. This specific book concentrates more on the kurashi, or “style of life,” as it is known in Japan. In addition to organizing one’s physical possessions at home, the goal is to arrange one’s entire life.
It’s uncertain whether and when Kondo will return to Netflix for a new reality series given how she’s becoming slack with her cleaning and spending more time with her family. You can currently watch both of Marie Kondo’s previous programs on the streaming service, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo. Unless, of course, it doesn’t make you happy.