Marie Kondo (近藤 麻理恵, Kondō Marie, pronounced [maɾie kon.do], born 9 October 1984), also known as Konmari (こんまり), is a Japanese organizing consultant, author, and TV show host.
Kondo has written four books on organizing, which have collectively sold millions of copies around the world. Her books have been translated from Japanese into several languages including Korean, Chinese, Spanish, Indonesian, Italian, French, German, Swedish, Portuguese, Catalan, and English. In particular, her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (2011) has been published in more than 30 countries. It was a best-seller in Japan and in Europe, and was published in the United States in 2014.
In the United States and the United Kingdom, the profile of Kondo and her methods were greatly promoted by the success of the Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, released in 2019, which gained Kondo a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program.
She was listed as one of Time‘s “100 most influential people” in 2015.
Kondo opened an online store called KonMari on 18 November 2019.
Booksin order of publication:
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. New York: Ten Speed Press, 2014
The Illustrated Guide to the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – 2015
The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: a magical story. New York: Ten Speed Press, 2017