Marie Kondo has a sweet reason for not keeping her room tidy. On January 26, as per The Washington Post at a recent media webinar and virtual tea ceremony the KonMari Method of tidying said she gave up on cleaning. The reason behind this is her children. She is a mother to three children, daughters Satsuki, 7, and Miko, 6. Moreover in 2021, Kondo with her husband Takumi Kawahara welcomed their third child, a son.
Marie Kondo is enjoying spending time with her children at home
KonMari Method of tidying and star of Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo alum said, “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 realize what is important to me is enjoying spending time with my children at home.”
Kondo added, “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.”
Previously, while she was expecting her first daughter she made efforts to organize her home. As in 2017, she told The Wall Street Journal, “When we found out we were having a child, my husband and I went through a decluttering festival by reviewing things we had. And we discussed how much space for example, how many drawers we could give to our daughter.”
However, after baby Satsuki was born she said she became more forgiving about tidying. She told Good Housekeeping in 2016, “especially because I’m so much more limited in time and [given] the sheer number of things that increase.”
However, she taught her children to keep everything clean. She said in an interview in 2018 with Associated Press, “I try to teach them how to fold clothes. Children are very close observers so I try to make it so they can watch me folding clothes. From time to time I do feel anxious. It’s not 100 percent. It’s not perfect.”