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Marie Kondo says she's 'given up' keeping her home tidy

Marie Kondo says she's 'given up' keeping her home tidy

The clean queen herself Marie Kondo says she has 'given up' on keeping her home tidy

Marie Kondo has said she has 'given up' on keeping her home tidy despite many seeing her as the 'queen of clean'.

The Japanese author and TV presenter is world renowned for being a bit of a decluttering expert, but tidying up is less of a priority for her now.

Kondo has released several books surrounding organisation, with many praising her for her savvy tidying tips.

After all, Kondo is now a mother of three, with her youngest only a year old.

And we all know how much mess toddlers can cause, so rather than fighting the mess, Kondo is now embracing it.

Marie Kondo is not battling a messy house anymore.
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As per the Washington Post, Kondo said in a recent webinar: "My home is messy, but the way I am spending my time is the right way for me at this time at this stage of my life.

"Up until now, I was a professional tidier, so I did my best to keep my home tidy at all times.

"I have kind of given up on that, in a good way for me.

"Now I realise what is important to me is enjoying spending time with my children at home."

Who would have thought that a reason to not tidy would be so heartwarming, eh?

Kondo has previously spoken about the challenges of tidying while she has young children running around the house.

In a 2019 blog, she wrote: "When I first became a mother, I felt frustrated when I couldn’t tidy my home exactly the way I wanted.

"Then, after having my second child, I didn’t even have the energy to consider some of my former practices around the house!

"Motherhood taught me to be more forgiving of myself.

"The joy that comes from parenting exceeds any satisfaction that could have come from a perfectly neat home."

The admission from Kondo was rather heartwarming.
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Following this, Kondo gave some tips for keeping your home in order even if you have little ones.

One of the suggestions was to 'narrate as you tidy', which is essentially telling your children what you are doing while you are giving the house a clean so they can watch and learn from you.

A second idea, which is ideal for children, is to 'make tidying playful'.

In the blog post, Kondo said: "Show your children that tidying and playing go together.

"When children are around one year old and can begin to walk, encourage them to put their belongings away after play."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/mariekondo

Topics: News, Parenting