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Marie Kondo's life is messier now - and she's fine with it

By Jura Koncius

26 Jan 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

What sparks joy for you? For the former decluttering queen, Marie Kondo, what sparks joy has shifted in recent months. Discover why Kondo has had a change of heart in this Washington Post exclusive.

In the chill of January, we often examine how we are living. And right now, many of us are revisiting the tidying principles of Japanese lifestyle queen Marie Kondo.

But the ever-organized Kondo, it seems, is a bit frazzled since giving birth to her third child in 2021. Like most of us, she's having trouble keeping up with all of it. Never fear, though: She is still sparking joy. It's just that, these days, that doesn't hinge on having a tidy house. Her new rituals turn inward, to more thoughtful things than a drawer full of perfectly folded T-shirts or an Instagram-worthy spice cabinet.

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