After years of convincing people all over the world to declutter their homes and lives by purging anything that doesn't spark joy Marie Kondo admits that now that she has 3 kids, her perspective on tidying up has changed.
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.
I had assumed all this time that Marie Kondo was a grandma with lots of life experience to draw from, but she's actually only 38 and just gave birth to her third child in 2021.
No wonder she was an expert on keeping a tidy home! She had years of childless adulthood to perfect the art of tidying before it all came crashing down.
Kondo was only 27 when her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up took the world by storm, and while I'm all for keeping a tidy house, it's kind of hilarious that moms everywhere were looking to a single woman in her 20s for life and housekeeping advice.
Kondo went on to talk about how her life has changed saying,
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.
Her standard of messy is probably still what the rest of us call clean, but it's good to know that even Marie Kondo can't keep up with all the housework when she has 3 young children to clean up after.
But good for her for being honest and realistic about her changing life stages. Even if she did spend the past the last 12 years making everyone in the entire world feel bad about their lives.
It's a good thing her children spark joy, or else she'd have to get rid of them too!