Anyone watch Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix?

posted 6 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
2968 posts
Sugar bee

Post # 17
1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

I read the book a few years ago and I’d say I buy a lot less now after the mass clear out. I watched the first episode but the couple annoyed me too much. If they are all similar I won’t bother with the rest.

Post # 19
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

EllyAnne :  The methods shown in each episode are very similar, but IMO the first episode was the most…relationship based. I felt like that one was basically marriage counseling for the couple.

The other episodes are not quite like that, but if you’ve already read the book they may not besuper interesting since you already know her methods.

Post # 20
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

SO and I watched the first episode last night, it was interesting but I’m not sure we’ll be watching again. We’re pretty tidy people so I didn’t feel like I could relate or find much of it useful. The laundry folding tips were cool, but I hang everything in the closet except yoga leggings and socks/undies/bras in the closet, so I won’t really have a chance to use them lol. I did like her suggestion of organizing kitchen utensils by size, I do plan to do that this weekend. But other than that, the show didn’t do much for us except make us feel like we have our shit pretty well together lol.

Post # 21
6171 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Agree with others. Watching for entertainment value – mostly because the families are so whiney haha

Post # 22
10651 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Watched a few episodes just to watch them.  I was aware of some of her methods before the show came out and I don’t really understand the point of all of them.  I feel standing clothes upright is going to cause them to wrinkle.  She also got someone in the episdoe to do this with a similar system for what I have – most of my folded clothes are not in drawers but on shelves.  So them being stacked on top of each other allows me to see them.

I also don’t get the point of folding things that work better hanging.

I haven’t heard enough about what her rules are for keeping items.  Surely not everything needs to ‘spark joy’.  I have things in my life that I strongly do not enjoy, but need.

Post # 23
763 posts
Busy bee

I came for the cleaning tips, and stayed for the drama between that passive-aggressive couple. Yikes.

I’m not planning on watching anything past the 1st ep…her tips were very generic and pretty much common sense. “Do I need it? Do I like it?  Keep it. Otherwise, toss it”. Also it takes waaay too long to fold things like that. 

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