Published on February 27, 2019


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The #konmarimethod’s process of assessing how you feel about the things you own is really about examining your inner self.

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Through her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and binge-worthy Netflix series, Marie Kondo taught the nation how to spark joy at home. But for anyone who spends as much time at home as they do at the office, Kondo’s signature KonMari method seems to fall short. How do I tidy an email inbox? What should I do about the pile of tangled cords hiding beneath my desk? These are just two questions the tidying guru will set out to answer in her next book, Joy at Work.

In a recent interview with InStyle, Kondo revealed that she’s currently hard at work on her next decluttering masterpiece, which will act as an extension of her first book and tackle all things work-related. “This book is for those seeking to improve the way they work and it will feature helpful advice, including fundamentals like how to organize your desk,” Kondo told the reporter.

Think of all the things that are probably disrupting your 9-to-5: the files that are haunting your desktop, the hodgepodge of rubber bands hiding in your drawer, the coffee rings that have accumulated on the table. Kondo suggests that Joy at Work will walk readers through the steps of setting aside a specific time to categorize emails, compartmentalize accessories in pouches, and create a meaningful workspace in an open-plan office.

“Only put the essentials on your desk,” Kondo adds. “For most people, that includes a laptop, keyboard, mousepad, and a few spark-joy items such as a framed photo of loved ones or a potted plant.”

The book will also set out to teach readers how to shape a career that—in true KonMari fashion—sparks joy. While Kondo has yet to announce a launch date for Joy at Workyou can be sure that it will be sitting happily on our desks the second it hits stands.

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