Marie Kondo's new graphic novel is the cutest guide to cleaning up your life

Learn to de-clutter in the most fun way possible

By Lydia Chan | Published: 12 Apr 2017

Marie Kondo manga
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We might be four months into the new year but it's never too late to reorganise your life. Japanese cleaning consultant and author Marie Kondo has the tool you need; she is releasing new graphic novel, The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up. If you're not familiar with Marie Kondo, her renowned KonMari Method helps readers de-clutter their homes in simple, easy steps to maintain a more minimalist, organised life. In other words, happy home, happy you.

The new Life-Changing Manga is based on Marie's debut best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. It's a graphic novelisation of the KonMari method, told through the fictional life of Chiaki, a young woman living in Tokyo. With Marie's help, Chiaki navigates her way through cleaning up her home and life. Famed manga artist Yuko Uramoto provides the illustrations for the manga.

Let's be honest, who doesn't want to look as happy as Chiaki does on the cover?

The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up will be released in June 2017, but you can already pre-order the graphic novel at Kinokuniya.

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