What Happened When One Vogue Editor Tried to Marie Kondo Her Closet
If you're anything like us, you might have longingly considered the possibilities of the edicts of Marie Kondo, Japanese organization expert and minimalism mastermind. Her teachings demand that unless a material item "sparks joy" in you, it should be discarded. Kondo's first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, became a worldwide bestseller, and her second book, Spark Joy, which was released in early January, is poised to have the same impact.
But despite the widespread popularity and ubiquity of the titles on the bookshelves of every person you know, Kondo's approach to downsizing, known as the KonMari method, can feel a bit intimidating. To this lifetime lover of things, it has appeared to be a way of life reserved only for those with supreme self-control or a pre-existing, even militant appreciation for living simply. For a fashion lover, it can seem hopeless. Not so! With this video from Vogue, we see that even the sartorially-obsessed among us (in this case, Vogue's social editor) can whip our bursting wardrobes into shape. Watch now for an easy-to-replicate approach.
Check out Marie Kondo's book, Spark Joy, below.