The joy of letting go: Marie Kondo on why tidying up matters more than ever

Marie Kondo moved to California five years ago to launch a consulting business in the United States.
Marie Kondo moved to California five years ago to launch a consulting business in the United States.PHOTO: NETFLIX

LOS ANGELES - Organising guru Marie Kondo - author of the 2014 bestseller The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art Of Decluttering And Organizing - embodies a certain minimalist sensibility that is very Japanese.

But many fans may not realise the Tokyo-born Kondo no longer lives in her native country. The 36-year-old moved to California five years ago to launch a consulting business in the United States.

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