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Marie Kondo
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    (October 9, 1984- )
    Born in Tokyo, Japan
    Organizing consultant/Television Personality
    Author of ‘Jinsei ga Tokimeku Katazuke no Maho’ (‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing’)
    Developed the KonMari Method for decluttering a household
    Resides in Los Angeles, California
    Her personal appearance is overly pristine and dainty.
    Her series ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ appears on Netflix.
    She has a prayer-type ritual after entering a family home on decluttering visits.
    Her husband quit his corporate job to manage her career as her popularity gained worldwide momentum.
    One of her methods for decluttering is to hold an item in one’s hand; if that item does not spark joy, throw it out!
    For the items that fail to spark joy, say ‘Thank You’ to the item before giving it up for good.
    As a child, she was obsessed with keeping the classroom bookcases tidy.
    Her folding method for clothing seems to be influenced by origami paper art!
    She often dresses in whites, pastels or brights instead of the expected black or grey.
    Her book has become a worldwide best seller, translated in several languages.
    Her organization system for storing KonMari-ed clothing vertically in a drawer resulted her followers’ ability to store more clothing in less space!
    Being a mother of two children (as of Spring 2019), she does allow a little messiness in her own home - for a little while
    She ranked in Time Magazine’s Most Influential People in 2015.
    Charities (like Goodwill) has experienced a very large surge in donations of clothing and household items during late 2018, crediting the KonMari Method’s popularity.
    She connects decluttering to mental, spiritual and physical wellness.
    Her ‘Spark Joy’ quote has become a pop culture catchphrase.

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