Marie Kondo

Osprey TrailKit: The Ultimate Raceday and Travel Pack

As much as we all like to romanticize the simplicity of cycling, the truth is, there’s a whole bunch of gear that’s necessary for a successful ride. …

Camping

Listening to These 8 Audiobooks on Success Is a Better Use of Your Long Commute

Commuting is mostly just unpaid work, unless you make an effort to learn something along the way.<p>Commutes are getting longer, and in some cities they're up to two hours each way. I have a friend in Los Angeles who does this. He passes the time with audiobooks. Now that's still a lot of time to be …

Anna Faris

I Tried The KonMari Method And My Head Basically Exploded

News<p>I'm not a hoarder, I just have a lot of stuff... And I'm OK with that.Photographs by Maya Manwaring<p>I am not a hoarder – not in the real, true, …

Minimalism

Watch Marie Kondo Organize Things in the Kitchen

Marie Kondo has totally changed the way I view my home and all the "stuff" I have accumulated over the years. You see, I'm generally a pretty …

Hacking

How To Keep Your Wardrobe On Point When You Have Literally No Space

Style<p>A well organised wardrobe will only make your life easier.Photos by Jon Stanley Austin<p>Last November I moved from a three-story semi-detached …

Clothing

How Marie Kondo’s Expectations of Tidiness Have Changed After Kids

IDEAS<p>Lucy Feldman is the News Editor for Motto.<p>Marie Kondo, hailed the world over as one of the foremost experts on decluttering, is now a mom. <i>The</i> …

Parenting

The essential oils Marie Kondo uses to infuse her rooms with joy

Product recommendations from Marie Kondo are to be trusted, since the extreme minimalist, author, and organizational expert famously only keeps items …

Lifestyle

Use this portable luggage shelf to make holiday travel slightly less awful

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>There's a reason literally everyone puts off …

Hacking

How Swedish Death Cleaning Will Organize Your Life Once and for All

Move over Marie Kondo, there’s a new decluttering guru in town. Margareta Magnusson, a Swedish woman self-described as “somewhere between 80 and …

15 Tips for Tempering Book Buying Addiction

Is your <i>To Be Read</i> list longer than your <i>Books Read</i> list? Here are fifteen hard-learned bits of advice from my life-long struggle to stop buying books …

Publishing

What Wine Lovers Want: These 8 Great Gifts

1 minute Read<p>The season for giving and imbibing is here. Shopping for the oenophile, collector, wine professional, or bon vivant in your life? These …

Stocking Stuffers

Why You Should Never Check a Bag

Who needs more than five jackets, anyway?<p>You're headed on a long trip—let's say, Africa. Two weeks. It'll be safari, beach, maybe a trip to Cape Town for a bit of shopping (or Accra for those with a serious designer's eye). So you're going to need a ton of gear between climate and terrain changes, …

Travel

Marie Kondo’s Favorite Things

Marie Kondo built an empire on the idea that people should keep only those things that spark joy in their lives. The author of home organization …

Happiness

Three Actions To Rediscover Who You Are And Align Your Career Accordingly

In life, you take inventory — of your relationships, your career, your family, your relationship with yourself. Then you think back to a moment when this life you’re living was a dream or a goal. You now have everything you thought you wanted to achieve happiness.<p>You think about your great life, …

Happiness

Susie Boyt neatly skewers the self-help trends

Her Love & Fame, about failure, dashed hopes and grief counselling, is clever, wise, funny and often sad — but never bleak<p>Grief is not being able to eat a small boiled egg. ‘Could you face an egg?’ the widowed Jean asks her daughter Eve in Susie Boyt’s sixth novel, <i>Love & Fame</i>. It is not long after …

Watch Marie Kondo Prove Your Kid’s Backpack Can Be Gloriously Tidy

IDEAS<p>Lucy Feldman is the News Editor for Motto.<p>As a child, Marie Kondo always gravitated toward tidying. When her teacher called for volunteers to …

12 Things You Should Never Do in an Airport Security Line

If you’ve ever wondered whether airport agents perform a necessary function, take a look at the TSA Instagram account. You’ll find a stupefying …

Hacking

The Titanic shipwreck killed 1,500 people. It didn’t need to be turned into a love story.

Here’s a lesson in how to avoid being a popular teenager in 1997: Tell all your friends that the swoony romantic drama they’re giddy over is actually a garbage movie; that, really, a 1958 black-and-white film called “A Night to Remember” is more worth their time; that the whole romance between Leo …

Entertainment

Is Minimalism for Black People?

Just a few years ago, “minimalism” meant something different than it does today. Some people simply liked the look of less clutter in their house; …

Minimalism

7 Kitchen Items You Really Need for Thanksgiving: Do You Have Them All?

Nobody wants unnecessary kitchen clutter. <b>Marie Kondo</b> and <b>Alton Brown</b> have drilled it into our heads that our artfully arranged kitchen storage spaces …

Thanksgiving

The Forgotten Lifestyle Star Who Taught Women of the 1930s How to 'Live Alone and Like It'

Bestsellers that are annoyingly ubiquitous one decade have a funny way of slipping out of the cultural consciousness over the next. It makes the …

3 Tips for Decluttering Your Life, From a Woman Who Downsized to a Tiny Apartment on the Beach

A woman downsized from a big house in New England to an apartment on the beach and learned some things on the way about decluttering.<p>Long before …

Family

According to Marie Kondo, These Are the Two Most Overlooked Clutter Spots in Your Kitchen

Obviously, it goes without saying that the kitchen is the heartbeat of the home. But spending so much time in this central hub and high-traffic area …

Kitchens

The 2 Most Cluttered Places in the Kitchen, According to Marie Kondo

The one and only Marie Kondo came by our office a few weeks ago to show us how to organize the kitchen junk drawer and our pile of napkins. She …

Kitchens

Chaos: The New Normal

In life, just like closets, the enemy is chaos.<p>Even our most mundane mess — clumps of mismatched shoes on the floor, tangles of unworn shirts falling …

Scientific Research

The Aday Button-Down With a 2,500 Person Waitlist Is Coming Back

Since Aday launched in 2015, certain items from the brand have been almost unattainable. Their Throw & Roll leggings amassed a wait list of 2,000 and …

3 Handy Self-Improvement Comics for Visual Learners

We are constantly learning and changing as people, but there are definitely times when you take stock of yourself and life and realize there are …

Self-improvement

All the Babies on Instagram Are Wearing Bonnets

The young girl stands beside a hulking industrial spinning wheel woven with spools of ivory thread. Hardly older than 10, she gazes toward the …

Fashion

Tour the Brooklyn Sanctuary of mindbodygreen's Founders

<b>Name:</b> Jason and Colleen Wachob, of mindbodygreen <b><br>Location:</b> Dumbo — Brooklyn, New York <b><br>Size:</b> 1,751 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 8 months, owned<p>After back …

West Elm

How to declutter your house without losing your mind

Decluttering a house filled with inherited treasures can be a monumental challenge. Debora Robertson explains how to sort out your stuff without …

Minimalism