Tidying Guru Marie Kondo Opens Online Shop and Netizens Have Thoughts About It

The Japanese author who helped us welcome a minimalist and organized lifestyle thanks to her best-selling books and well-loved Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo has just launched an online shop.

The online shop features items that are “a collection of items that spark joy for Marie and enhance your everyday routine.” Some items include a $50 (roughly P2,545.75) tuning fork, a $150 (roughly P7,637.25) brass mirror, and $206 (roughly P10,488.49) leather room shoes.

However, netizens have thoughts. According to many of them, it’s ironic that a woman who has advocated for getting rid of things is encouraging people to buy more things, this time from her shop.

Below are some tweets:

Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant who wrote the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Her approach to tidying is anchored on the concept of tokimeki, or spark joy, which means to only keep the items that spark joy.

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