By Cindy Dampier
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) The Netflix series is a U.S. version of Marie Kondo’s reality show which follows the professional organizer as she visits messy, cluttered houses and makes them neat again.
Bright and early Jan. 1, there was a new reality to face.
Marie Kondo was in your living room.
For the past four years or so, Kondo, a professional organizer from Japan, has been on the march. She penned two publishing juggernaut books that occupied slots 1 and 2 on The New York Times best-seller list, simultaneously.
She was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. An odd list of almost-relevant celebrities professed their love for her. She arrived at cultural phenom status by telling people how to clean up.
Now, Netflix has delivered Kondo and her KonMari method to our digital doorsteps, dropping an eight-episode season of “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” on Jan. 1.
It’s a U.S. version of her reality show, which follows along as she visits messy, cluttered houses and makes them neat again, all while maintaining a perfect, omnipresent smile and her preternaturally crisp, trademark bangs.
She definitely timed it right, January is when many of us think about how we manage our stuff, having accumulated more of it during the preceding holiday season.