Marie Kondo's Surprise Situation: What's Up with Her Often-Messy Home?

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During a recent webinar promoting Marie Kondo's Kurashi at Home: How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life, Marie Kondo shocked her audience. After giving birth to her third kid, the decluttering queen stopped cleaning as frequently, or, in Kondo's words, "My house is messy," as reported by the Washington Post.

Keep reading to find out more.

Why Her House Is Messier?

Marie Kondo tidying up.

"My home is messy, but the way I am spending my time is the right way for me at this time at this stage of my life," Marie disclosed at the webinar.

A Professional Tidier

Marie Kondo

The mom continued, "Up until now, I was a professional tidier, so I did my best to keep my home tidy at all times. I have kind of given up on that, in a good way for me. Now I realize what is important to me is enjoying spending time with my children at home."

The Horrors Of Keeping A Clean House While Raising Toddlers

Marie Kondo's organized pantry

In a 2019 blog post, Marie discussed the difficulties of keeping a clean house while raising young children. When Marie first had children, she experienced frustration since she couldn't keep her home perfectly neat.

Learning To Forgive Herself

Marie Kondo

Then, with the birth of her second child, she didn't even have the strength to think about some of her old housekeeping habits! She learned to forgive herself more after becoming a mother. Maria remarked that the joy of motherhood much outweighs any happiness that would have resulted from a spotless home.

How She Blew To Fame

Marie Kondo's book

With the release of her Netflix reality series Tidying Up, Kondo rose to fame on a global scale. In it, she assisted individuals in organizing and decluttering their cluttered living spaces to bring serenity and "spark joy" into their lives.

Marie Is An Advocate For Organizing Emotional Spaces

While Kondo has long been an advocate for organizing "physical" areas, her latest book emphasizes the significance of organizing "emotional" and "mental" spaces as well. Keeping your clothing neatly folded and put away might be just as crucial as getting up early to listen to classical music or spending time with your kids.

What Tidying Up Means To Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo promoting her book in London

Kondo states in the book that tidying up means dealing with all the 'things' in your life. "So, what do you want to put in order?"

About 'Marie Kondo's Kurashi At Home: How To Organize Your Space And Achieve Your Ideal Life'

Marie Kondo decluttering spaces

However, her latest book focuses on "cleaning up mental and emotional areas," according to Variety.

Marie Kondo's Show Is Available On Netflix

Marie Kondo promoting a certified tidier

Following her eight-episode Tidying Up series on Netflix, Kindo released Sparking Joy With Marie Kondo in 2021. Netflix currently offers both seasons for streaming.