The queen of tidiness, Marie Kondo, has surrendered to motherhood. The Japanese expert gave an interview to The Washington Post in which she said that since having her third child, her priorities have changed. Order in the home is no longer as important to her as it once was, although she continues to make this philosophy her way of life.
She has just published her latest book, Marie Kondo's Kurashi at Home: How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life, and, in it, she states that "tidying up means dealing with all the ‘things’ in your life. So, what do you really want to put in order?"
Enjoying her children, Marie Kondo's new priority
She is clear about it. Her priority is no longer the order, but her family. That's why she doesn't mind that her home is disorganized, as the arrival of her third child in 2021 changed her plans, as she explained through an interpreter while conducting an online webinar:
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. 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.
However, says the Japanese expert, the fact that she does not apply 100% of the philosophy by which she managed to star in two programs on Netflix in which she helps people to order their homes, does not mean that she does not believe in it. Marie Kondo told The Washington Post that she will try to reclaim it as her children grow up: "I will keep looking inward to make sure I am leading my own kurashi," she said emphatically.