The celebrity organizing expert, Marie Kondo, has talked about the rumor that has been flying around about tidying a place up. She was on Jimmy Kimmel Live recently when she decided to demonstrate her expertise with Jimmy Kimmel’s office. The office looked clumsy, but she started to tidy the place up by sorting the books out.
As she began, Jimmy Kimmel decided to ask a common question that has been rumored for a while by people who are interested in organizing and tidying up. He asked Marie Kondo if she truly said that, at any point, a person should only keep thirty books in his or her possession at a time. Then she replied that she had never said anything like that. They were staring at a very huge stack of books in Jimmy’s living room at the time. So, it was as if Jimmy was trying to know if he was wrong to have those many books in his possession. However, Marie Kondo cleared the air and said she had never said that to anyone, and that if that was what was understood, it was a misconception.
Kondo then began to apply some of the techniques she had created in her KonMari method, which is usually demonstrated and explained in her Netflix show, to tidy up Jimmy’s place. One of the quirky things she said to do is to tap the books in order to wake them from sleep before putting them in order. Then, she reinforced her point in clearing the rumor that you can have as many of one thing as you like. She also expresses her shock to hear that such a rumor was being circulated. So, Jimmy jokingly offered to help her track the source of the rumor down, adding that they could kill the person or people for spreading such blasphemy about her and her practices. But she quickly and politely discarded the idea.
Marie Kondo had invaded America by publishing a very important book, which eventually became a bestseller in 2014, titled, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Readers in the United States of America loved the book, and it quickly became a favorite in the tidying and organization ‘cult’. Since she started her show on Netflix, the book has started selling millions of copies again. It is one of the few books to ever top the New York Times Bestseller for 69 consistent weeks. Now that it has started selling again, it is back on the list.
Marie Kondo is sincerely overwhelmed by how many people are actually seeing her show. She hoped to get a lot of people, but she got quite a lot more than she expected. She is even happier that people are not just watching, but practicing the things learnt in the episodes.