While she’s still sparking joy, Marie Kondo is not tidying up at home as much these days. Why? One word: Kids.
The life of the Japanese organizing consultant—creator of the KonMari Method of tidying and star of Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo—changed in more ways than one after she and husband Takumi Kawahara welcomed their third child, a son, in 2021.
“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,” she said through an interpreter at a recent media webinar and virtual tea ceremony, The Washington Post reported Jan. 26, “Now I realize what is important to me is enjoying spending time with my children at home.”
Marie, also a mom to daughters Satsuki, 7, and Miko, 6, also said, “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.”