Congratulations! You read Marie Kondo’s book and watched her new Netflix series, Tidying Up, and now you’re ready to KonMari your own home. But there’s one little problem: Your husband/wife/roommate doesn’t want to tidy up with you. All hope is lost, right? Wrong.
Last night at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, Kondo was answering all the tough questions from her loyal fans after a screening of the series.
So what was Kondo’s recommendation for when your partner isn’t into decluttering with you? Set your partner aside and focus on yourself first.
That’s right: She suggests getting started by using the KonMari method on your own belongings. “It’s important to not force that on your partner,” Kondo said through an interpreter.