Marie Kondo, also known as konmari, is a Japanese organizing consultant, television personality, best-selling author, and star of the Netflix series, "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo." In 2015 she was one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people.
Though she lives in California now, Marie grew up in a Japanese home where organization is revered. She made her lifelong love of home organizing into a much-loved career. Marie works with her husband, who gave up his job to take on the position of CEO of Konmari Media LLC following her huge success.
Marie advocates removing all items that don't bring a spark to life and then allocating each item to a specific space in the home. She believes that each item in our homes should bring joy.
Marie Kondo wakes fresh and early at 6 am each day. She needs no alarm clock. She greets the day with relish. The first thing she does each day is to open the windows to let the fresh morning air into her home. Then, she prepares breakfast for her family.
Breakfast usually consists of Japanese favorites like rice and miso soup or Japanese omelets. Marie enjoys a cup of Japanese green tea or oolong with her breakfast.
She plans her day according to her goals and priorities, always discussing her plans with her husband, who helps her to meet her deadlines. Marie usually starts the day with planned meetings and interviews. If she is filming, the work often takes the entire day.
Marie prefers to write in the afternoon after enjoying a light and healthy lunch. She also takes time out for some relaxing yoga and meditation.
Marie believes that life should not be routine, so each day is different.
No matter what she has chosen to do for the afternoon, Marie stops work for the day at 6 pm.
In the evenings, Marie and her family enjoy dinner together. Sometimes they're joined by friends.
After dinner, Marie spends some quality time with her children, two girls, Satsuki and Miko. She reads a bedside story before tucking them in.
Once the children are in bed, she tidies her home for the next day. Because every household item has a designated place, tidying up takes just ten minutes. She diffuses fragrant oils before climbing into bed at the end of the day.