[Download] Spark Joy: A Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up By Marie Kondo

Spark Joy: A Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

By: Marie Kondo
Narrated by: Sumalee Montano
Length: 5 hours
Release date: Jan 5, 2016
Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (152 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5)

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Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has revolutionized homes-and lives-across the world. Now, Kondo presents a guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method for everything from shirts to socks, to perfectly organized drawers and closets. She also provides advice on frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep "necessary" items that may not bring you joy. With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, and digital photos, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life.

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70 Responses to “[Download] Spark Joy: A Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up By Marie Kondo”

  1. Autumn Dusenbury

    I listened the whole way through in one sitting.
    This book is incredibly inspirational. Thank you! I’m so excited to apply all that I’ve learned.

  2. Joaquina Ormond

    Wonderful perspective!
    Marie covers everything! Every excuse, every question, every room, cabinet, and shelf of your home is discussed. She answers every question you have ever had when decluttering your home. The best part is that she does it without scolding and without telling you what you need or don’t need. She gives you the tools. You and only you can determine what sparks joy in your home. The ultimate goal is not to have a picture perfect home, but to have a home that brings you joy. Highly recommend.

  3. Napoleon Lorentine

    Tidying a word to embrace
    “Tidying” used instead of cleaning up. Loved her words as we are to choose items to keep and “spark joy” in ones life. I would listen to this service book again for reminders and enjoyment of her words. I also purchased her “manga” book for some of the folding ideas. Guess I’ll be a great fan of her concepts for a long time!!

  4. Cassey Semenick

    Great book and good performance
    The book is great.

    The pronunciation of a few words were incorrect, most glaringly with the word Manga. Otherwise the performance was warm and enjoyable.

  5. Zenobia Bex

    useful, great book #2. read book #1 first
    step by step instructions with personal stories. I recommend the narrator, she’s interesting and enjoyable.

  6. Thomasina Emme

    Filled with joy
    The thing about this book is how it makes me feel peaceful and motivated at the same time. KonMari loves what she does and is so passionate it is Infectious.

  7. Nickolas Magley

    Is a very good book! However I prefer The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up

  8. Dottie Huerto

    I really needed to hear this!
    Where does Spark Joy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

  9. Sandy M.

    If this book does not entice you into changing the way you think about your possessions, how to choose what to keep in your life and how and where to keep it, then you are not ready for tidying. More than a how-to manual, this book gives valuable tips on how to deal with your emotional attachment to things and how to tidy some of the most challenging items/categories in your home.

  10. Lucien A.

    Stop! Don’t get duped like me!
    By the time I finished the book, I was all fired up to finally accomplish what the book says. She describes it as a festival and to get it done in one day! Woohoo!! I jumped right in and dumped every article of clothing in my house on the floor. She makes it sound like a party. NOT! I was so overwhelmed by the huge pile of clothes, I swear, I might have blacked out for a second. I thought OMG- am I in an episode of, ‘Hoarders’? It was a nightmare. I have OCD, it took me 3 weeks to “Spark my Joy”. It was awful. I do not recommend this to anyone.

  11. Chris S.

    Excellent Read
    This follow-up to The Joy of Tidying reinforced the conceptual underpinnings and further explored the specific details involved with organizing all rooms in the house and work space. Highly recommend for anyone ready to declutter and get your house in order.

  12. Melida Westrup

    Spark Joy – An Enchanting Read!
    I listened to this book while driving home from Florida where I visited my mother. And this book has “sparked” my eagerness to change my surroundings – and my life – through this Japanese wisdom. Sumalee Montano has neatly laid out the plan to declutter by focusing on the joy one’s possessions bring, and Marie Kondo articulates the book beautifully. This will be an adventure!

  13. Katy K.

    Excellent and succinct
    I enjoyed the first book already and am in the middle of my tidying journey but needed to continue inspiration and motivation, so I decided to get this book. I was not disappointed. It was very straight forward and gave more details on rooms like the bathroom space, and how to tidy with your family, which was very helpful!

  14. Joy

    Great book to listen while at work!
    Though many parts of this bk is similar to The Art of Tidying, Spark Joy took me further into the contemplation of Joy. Joy is different with everyone thus sparking Joy greatly differs and should be accepted so long as the happiness does not harm anyone else 🙂

  15. Adena Tweten

    loved it!
    I enjoyed the second book of the KonMarie method. it’s obvious that the author had some Revelations and learn some things by the time the second book came out and it was written. this book is great for people that just want to be more comfortable with tidying and having joy in their life. we are inundated with things and this method taught me what kind of things I do want in my life. Even my fourteen-year-old daughter enjoyed listening to this book on tape.

  16. CKS

    Spark Joy has made me look deep
    What a gift that is shared. While the task overwhelms me a bit, I’m excited to start and get the life I know I’ve been hiding from behind my clutter.

  17. Forrest M.

    Amazing! Exactly what I needed
    Any additional comments?

  18. Marian

    Love it!
    Where does Spark Joy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

  19. Mary

    How to change your life
    I learned so much from this book. I have applied many of Marie Kondo’s techniques, and I have to say, they work. My home and my life feel less stressed.

  20. Arden Crupe

    Audio Tidying – is just OK
    I enjoyed listening to this book but need visuals to fully understand some of the methods. Otherwise it has inspired me to tidy up.

  21. Coleen Savell

    Live Joyfully
    These books are wonderful.
    I love this one just as much as the first. The reader did a wonderful job, but after how many times I’ve listened to ‘magic’ I was startled by a new narrator. I did warm to her though.

  22. Sheryll Lusby

    very helpful fills in a lot where the first left
    very complimentary to first book. especially the kimono and explaining some things better that I thought were weird in the first book.

  23. Ethel Mullan

    Love this book, author & reader! Thank you for changing my world. I will refer back to this with joy as work through my “tidying campaign”.

  24. Kirs10

    A perfect companion to The Magic of Tidying Up. This illustrated guide helps with the details described in her first book.

  25. Silas S.

    Really Like this book
    What did you love best about Spark Joy?

  26. Cathy

    This is a must read. I learned so much even after reading her first book 3 times. I’ll be listening to this one again!!

  27. Floria Keaten

    Very Inspiring
    I love this book. it goes much more in-depth then her first book. I highly recommend reading the first book before you start this book.

  28. Nikki J.

    Loove this book!
    So helpful and inspiring. I’m enjoying the process of tidying, and am spreading the word!

  29. Ginger

    Listen to her first book before this one
    I listened to this book first, before reading her FIRST book.. I found myself loving the book but not taking much action. I even re-listened to it. I started on my clothes, but then stalled out. So then, I listened to her first book, and that one actually helped greatly. I started on my clothes and didn’t stop until I was through. Next will be papers. I highly recommend both books though. It’s more about a way of life. It resonated with me when she said something like, “Do you really want to live in a storage area?” It’s true. We “store” so many things. As she says, clothes are a good place to start as there is not as much emotional attachment. She is an expert. I can understand now why she gives the advices to listen to her first book, first. And…. this does help to clear your mind as well.

  30. Gil Rigoni

    It has changed my life for the better!
    More detailed than the first book to help with you if you want to know all the secrets!

  31. HP

    Konmari Method is amazing!
    Both Marie Kondo’s books are amazing and could change your life.these are the two organization books that truly made sense to me. Her method is simple and specific. Konmari works in organizing categories and not rooms. Also, you choose to keep everything that sparks joy. The rest, you let go. This book and the life changing magic of tidying up bring me joy!

  32. Vanita Zawasky

    It may seem impossible-its’ approach is easy
    The method is clear. The criterion plain to decide . Step by step is how to get there . Uncluttered, clears the way for free flow .

  33. Gennie R.

    This book is making my life better.
    I’ve read KonMari’s first book, but it was after reading SparkJoy when it all finally made sense for me. Tidying is a simple concept to think about, it’s mostly “common sense”, but now I think of it as a lifestyle or a way of life.

    For the first time in my life, my space is staying ordered and clean without a lot of effort. I feel lighter and more free without the excess things that don’t bring joy or value to my life.

    Thank you KonMari!

  34. Tonya Ceron

    Great Book!
    I loved it!! I will be telling my Daughter
    to order this book, for sure!!! Thank You 🙂

  35. Krystle Ok

    Hope and freedom
    These books are not just about tidying up; I am a person who has struggled with organizing her belongings since her twenties and have read many many books and employed different styles of organization, I have finally found the answer! And her books are so much more than about the physical process! Touching every item I own, looking for Joy in every item, then deciding what to keep is the life-changing part of this process for me. I’m finally experiencing hope and the freedom I have longed for, for 30 years.

  36. Stephany Burnstein

    Fine book, couldn’t listen to the narration for a second longer though
    The narrator sounds robotic, no inflection ever. Very hard to listen to. Just buy the book and read it yourself.

  37. Customer

    this book is very similar to the first book. It is
    this book is very similar to the first book. It is as good as a book can be about organization.

  38. Efrain R.

    A worthy follow up to the original
    Finished listening my second time through. If you enjoyed the first, I think you will find this follow up equally enlightening.

  39. Ty M.

    More Details for the Declutter Mindset
    So helpful that I have listened to this book twice! I first listened to Kondo’s first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. It was was a great introduction of a mindset that one must adopt to declutter home. I have always been a packrat by nature. I have a hard time letting things go in fear that I could find use for them later. Kondo’s advice of only keeping items that “spark joy” helped me start to understand that I was holding on to objects for no other reason than to take up space in my home. After reading the first book, I immediately found this one to begin listening to. It covers much the same info but goes into more detail. Highly recommend. Also, son and I both enjoyed the narrator of audio version. She has a soothing, easy-to-listen to voice. service version comes with PDF guide for some illustrations.

  40. Arron Freas

    Amazing book!
    Loved it! Wonderful narrator — imagined it was Marie Kondo speaking. Perfect inflections. Enjoyable experience. Excited to begin tidying marathon. This book complements the first beautifully.

  41. Alvaro Eguchi

    You have to love first book to appreciate this one
    You have to love the first book “The Life-Changing Habit of Tidying Up” to appreciate this book, which is more of the same philosophy. When you look around your home, do you see objects you enjoy? Or do you see things you’ve accumulated? If you truly commit yourself to following through with the advice in the book, you’d probably end up with a home that resembles a luxury hotel room – neat, warm, and inviting. Your home will be more sparse than what you’re used to but the goal is to keep and to appreciate those things you love or need. Since the book was written for a Japanese audience (and translated to English), there are references to Japanese culture and items (such as storing a kimono) and there are many tips on storing items within a small space.

  42. Reed Pohl

    Going to take the dive soon
    I’ve been gradually tidying in preparation for doing the full KonMarie later this year. Hope it goes well! Great book. Great read. Very interesting method. Definitely worth the money.

  43. Edison V.

    Really amazing book & perfect narrator
    Where does Spark Joy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

  44. Theo Gangi

    Life changing
    This book has to be read right after Marie Kondo’s first book because she answers questions you may have after reading “The Magical Life of Tidying Up”. Both books are very helpful, educational and life changing.

  45. Harold Hornandez

    Love the illustrations…
    I enjoyed the category by category explanations. I will be listening to this again and again.

  46. Judson Kofron

    Far exceeded expectations
    I did not expect to enjoy this book as I am not particularly interested in organization and material things in my home…or at least that is what I thought before listening to this book! I couldn’t stop listening – the book is wonderful and the reading was delightful!

  47. Dalene Tait

    no pdf
    I couldn’t download the pdf that comes w/the audiobook and I didn’t like that at all

  48. Cindie F.

    Read her first book fist
    That is for refine what she wrote in her first book. Not for beginners. Good book.

  49. Sara Kelly

    I love Marie Kondo … So claiming
    It may sound odd but I listen to her books when I’m walking or running. I haven’t “gotten my house in order”. And I’m clearly taking too much time making that plan. But I hope to move in the next few years and know I do not want to move all my “treasures”. I’m a work in progress. This last book showed me I need to get my (current) house in order. So I can find my joy.

  50. Jalisa Scrabeck

    Inspiring and Informative.
    I love the concepts that are presented here and expect to implement many of the suggestions.

  51. Laraine Hennon

    life-changing is not too strong a word.t
    This came into my life at exactly the right time. I had put off buying it because I thought it would be hard and boring, but instead it is heartwarming. I just finished it and I’m going back to the start to listen again from the beginning. I’m on a trip but I can’t wait to get home and begin tidying.

  52. bjilo

    Marie Kondo is peerless
    Having already read the hard copy book a couple of times, this was purchased as an service reminder as I tidy and find joy. The rules espoused are ancient truths and the personalized execution of the process equates to a baptism of light. This book is the successor to Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Highly recommend them both!

  53. Lemuel Brockell

    Truly Life Changing
    I can’t believe that after 21 years of living with too much stuff and clutter, it only takes 1 book to change your mindset. Honestly, I had crap I hadn’t used or looked at in years, and I felt nothing when throwing it out or donating because they didn’t spark joy. Amazing book to listen to. I feel so relieved.

  54. Rigoberto Herber

    Changing My Life!
    I’m so glad I stumbled across this amazing and transformative book. Very easy to listen to and well written. I started implementing what I’ve learned from her first book before I even finished this one. I can tell this is a game changer already and I’m only on my 3rd category of clothes!

  55. Book_Qui

    Much of the same but that’s a good thing.
    I read her first book. This is very similar but does add some is her experience after her previous book. I fell off the wagon with maintaining tidiness and order. This helped me get back on the horse. If you’ve read and reread her other book and really want some more this is good to get. You probably won’t tear through is like the other one but you’ll be encouraged to continue on your tidying journey. If you get impatient because “you’ve already heard this before” you might want to wait until it’s cheaper.

  56. Dirk R.

    a life changing book if you’re ready to change he your life. Americans are drowning in “stuff”, this book will help you toss out that which you don’t need or even want and keep exactly what you do according to a simple question a child could answer: does it spark joy?.

  57. Ciera Omo

    Game Changer
    What made the experience of listening to Spark Joy the most enjoyable?

  58. Francie

    Prepare Yourself to Encounter A Life-Changing Zen Master in a Cherry Blossom Patterned Apron
    Prepare Yourself to Encounter A Life-Changing Zen Master. She wears an apron and uses a most innocuous word: “tidy”… but make no mistake — KondoMari brings revolution. You’ll start with your closet. And you’ll end seeing your world with new eyes along the way.

  59. Lore Colla

    Amazing addition to “Life Changing Magic”
    The book answers so many of my questions I had after reading the first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Mari Kondo gives so many tips on how to implement the things discussed in book 1, and that’s exactly what I needed. At the very end of the book, she also discusses when it’s okay to break her rules.

    Note: This book should definitely come second, after The Life-Changing Magic.

  60. Long Tull

    great to follow her first book!
    if you want more detailed and additional help following her first book, The Magic of Tidying Up, this is it!

  61. Coleman Breslauer

    Excellent minimizing Plan
    Enjoyed this book immensely.. Marie Kondo gives us a plan to minimize possessions and great tips..

  62. Dominica Tomlison

    Great book! Very well narrated.
    I’m excited to start my transformation with my stuff tomorrow. This gave me the missing pieces to complete my quest to be unencumbered.

  63. Silke

    just buy her first one….nothing new here
    nothing new….just buy the first book of Marie Kondo…it is so much better. no new concepts. save your credit for something better

  64. Setsuko Fallen

    nuts & bolts of her system
    This is the nuts & bolts, what The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up leaves you wondering HOW to do what she suggests.

  65. Rheba M.

    As soon as I began I started to feel a lightness and calm coming over me.

  66. skt

    Love and can’t get enough!!!
    I enjoyed this motivating part 2 of Marie Kondo’s adventure in tidying. I wish she would come out with a video, showing the process.
    This book is very motivating and a great explanation on how to start.

  67. Tarah Livley

    A comprehensive and philosophical guide to tidying up.
    Marie Kondo has written a thoughtful, fairly comprehensive guide to tidying up that builds on the lessons and philosophy of her first book. At times delving into the metaphysical (such as the Japanese belief that all items have spirits or energy based at least partly on how we use them), it provides a systematic approach to decluttering, organizing, and decorating your home in such a way as to “spark joy.” As someone who is partway through this process myself, I found that this book answered many of my questions, such as how to best organize items (by like category and materials) and what to do if I am unsure whether something sparks joy (keep it confidently).

    Be warned, however -this book is a companion to her first book (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up), and should be read after you have started your tidying process. If you have read her first book, I highly recommend this one both as an explanation of Marie’s philosophy of tidying and also as a practical reference manual for decluttering and organizing your home and life.

  68. Toshiko K.

    I know the colors of my socks.
    It sparks joy within to see just how this system of folding and “stacking ” clothes be it blouses or socks in drawers. At one time I had two sock drawers full of balled up socks in plastic dividers. Upon reorganizing, by folding I am able to get the two drawers into one and view from the top immediately all the beiges to Brown’s to grays to blacks. This system really does work.i have great joy every time I now go to select a pair to be worn. So it is with my blouses too. Try it and you will see what I mean!

  69. Adam Phair

    Extra reinforcement
    A useful extra reinforcement, but not enough new in my opinion to say you need to read this if you got it from her first book

  70. Richie Chum

    Practical and inspiring
    Loved it! listened to it after finishing the first book. This one is more practical for ppl with kids. It clarifies things. It gets to the nitty gritty without all the stories from the first book. It still has stories but they are shorter and relate to the category she’s discussing.

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