The 8 Best Tweets About “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” Will Spark Joy in You

published Jan 15, 2019
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If you’ve watched the new series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix, in which the empress of all things organization comes into mega-cluttered homes and tries to make sense of the mess, you might have looked around your own home at some point and felt the sudden and overwhelming urge to start spring cleaning early. Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one.

On Twitter people have been posting shots of their attempts to create harmony in their kitchens — and it hasn’t been easy for everyone.

While some people seem to actually enjoy embracing neatness (like the woman above whose kitchen has a chic, simple aesthetic I envy), others are finding old or never-used kitchenware that is just begging to be thrown out or donated. But it’s not always that easy.

Once you pull everything out of your kitchen cabinets and drawers, you have to decide to what to give away and what to throw out. And for some, that is an insurmountably difficult task. Tidying is supposed to spark joy, right? Well, not all the time apparently. I’m sure Marie Kondo didn’t intend for people to create an even bigger mess while trying to clean.

Meanwhile, there are others who have taken the simplest approach possible, and opted to just fold their hand towels in a new way. Is it the deep clean that will change your life forever? No. But will it momentarily make you feel like you’ve accomplished a task that will bring you one step closer to greatness? Probably. Even if you get just a fleeting sense of satisfaction from a few folded towels, Marie would approve.

Have you tried to KonMari your own kitchen yet? Whether you got a little too overzealous and decided to throw out half your kitchen appliances or you’re taking things a little slower and only organizing one drawer at a time, the Marie Kondo effect is clearly real and everyone wants to experience — even if it’s just for a few days until everything becomes a mess again — what the tidy life feels like.