According to lifestyle icon Marie Kondo, she doesn’t have a clutter-free home as one might expect. Having had her third child, the tidying-up guru revealed that her priorities have drastically changed. In response, netizens have taken to social media to express their joy over the seemingly perfect influencer, admitting she is just like the rest of us. Those unfamiliar with Marie Kondo have been following her on social media platforms and on bookshelves since her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up came out. As a result of her popularity online, she starred in the Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Her name has also become a verb since she gained notoriety in pop culture.
VINDICATION IS MINE. pic.twitter.com/YkWAMEg4di
— Joshua “Daddy Apron” Berwald (@joshua_boe) January 27, 2023
Her signature catchphrases, such as This one sparks joy, prompted a multitude of hilarious jokes online. It has recently come to the attention of the 38-year-old that, despite being known for keeping a clean environment, this is not actually how she lives on a day-to-day basis. With the growth of her family, Kondo acknowledged that her priorities have changed. Marie Kondo told the Washington Post in a recent event: Until now, I was a professional tidier, so I tried to keep my home as tidy as possible. My perspective on that has changed in a good way. I realize now that spending time with my children at home is what is most important to me.
Netizens React To Lifestyle Icon Marie Kondo Tidying-Up Controversy
Since the premiere of “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” she has become a viral sensation. Keeping things that “spark joy” and getting rid of everything else is her philosophy. According to Today.com, her methods went viral on social media, and thrift stores saw an increase in donations. Since then, much has changed. The 38-year-old has three children with her husband, Takumi Kawahara, president of the sizable KonMari lifestyle brand she founded. She is also the mother of three. While my home is messy, the way I spend my time is right for me at this stage of my life and at th is time. Following her second Netflix show, “Sparking Joy,” her latest work gives insight into her ways of bringing joy to everyday life. It’s not realistic to always be that tidy, she admitted to The Washington Post.
When Kondo revealed that she had not “Marie Kondo-ed” her residence, Internet users were shocked. Notwithstanding, others were excited to discover that she wishes to focus on her experience with her youngsters at the place of life she is at present. A few groups noticed that the way of life she generally taught do what started euphoria and Marie Kondo found something different which brought a similar inclination, that was not cleaning up. One user commented: white people’s fixation on (abhorring) Marie Kondo is just bizarre. she just told you all to focus on delight and things that give you pleasure in your lives, and unexpectedly she’s your most despised adversary. Another user said Marie Kondo could employ a caretaker for each youngster and have everybody accept she has everything in perfect order since she’s simply better compared to us, yet rather she spoke the truth about investing energy with her children starting more happiness than having an ideal home. I love her for it.
marie kondo “giving up” on keeping her house tidy after having 3 kids simply bc she realized spending time w her family literally sparks more joy for her than keeping her house tidy is so fucking sweet
— juno @ ask me abt animatronics (@Iooneybird) January 27, 2023
Marie Kondo gotta be the most unlikely polarising figure of my lifetime, all that lady said was get rid of shit youre not happy with and I swear the media in this country has spent half a decade trying to find new gotchas to throw at her every week, it’s beyond bizarre
— Shiv Ramdas Traing To Rite Buk (@nameshiv) January 27, 2023
people act like Marie Kondo held them at gunpoint and forced them to burn their books when her suggestions are all things like “maybe throwing out all those expired coupons in your drawer might make your life a little easier? if you love your expired coupons though enjoy them!!”
— Erika W. Smith (@erikawynn) January 27, 2023
remembering when someone said white people hate marie kondo because their entire existence is based on consumption and her approach to decluttering directly clashes with that https://t.co/otf5xoHzUP
— e? (cutiepie spokesperson) (@itsv3n3oe_png) January 27, 2023
Instead of making fun of Marie Kondo for having a less-than-tidy home now with three kids, you could see her vulnerability as another affirmation that life be life-ing sometimes and we don’t stay the same in thoughts or rhythm.
— Morgan Jerkins (@MorganJerkins) January 27, 2023
You all need to get over how inadequate Marie Kondo makes you feel. She’s just a nice woman who helps people declutter. Move on
— Florence of Northumbria (@FlorenceHRScott) January 27, 2023