Calling all organizationally-challenged people: Meet your new favorite show.
Since the launch of her bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, decluttering extraordinaire and master cleaner Marie Kondo has become somewhat of an international tidying phenomenon. For first timers who have yet to enjoy the art of “Kondo-ing” (yes, that’s a real thing now), the organization pro’s revolutionary KonMari Method encourages mindfulness, optimism, and cherishing items that spark joy—all while letting go of the belongings that don’t.
Offering wise advice on all things happy living with her renowned “tidying up” guide and its insightful illustrated counterpart, Kondo has continued to make a name for herself as a leading organizing expert. Just this past December, the guru announced via Instagram that she would “be bringing the life-changing magic of tidying up to a brand new series for a global TV platform.” The extremely exciting, yet slightly vague news effectively served as a casting call—specifically for full-time litterbugs over the age of 18 living in the Los Angeles area. Now, we finally know just how “global” Kondo intends to go.
The home improvement queen took to Instagram on Valentine’s Day to officially reveal that her new reality show will launch on Netflix—and we couldn’t have asked for sweeter news.
“Helping individuals undergo life transformations and sharing the process through this partnership with Netflix is an exciting way to share the magic of tidying with more people,” wrote Kondo of the show, which is still tentatively titled Organize the World with Marie Kondo.
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Valentine’s Day surprise! I am very excited to announce that I will be bringing the life-changing magic of tidying to a show on Netflix, where I will be guiding individuals who are at a crossroads to spark joy in their homes and lives ✨⠀ ⠀ I am thrilled for this opportunity to inspire mindful organization and share the KonMari Method of tidying. So far in my path, as I grew older and my passion for tidying deepened, my mission developed from tidying my room, to my clients’ homes, to Japan, and now to the world. Helping individuals undergo life-transformations and sharing the process through this partnership with Netflix is an exciting way to share the magic of tidying with more people. I’ll keep you updated on more details to come! ⠀ ⠀ It was a beautiful coincidence that this announcement fell on Valentines Day – I believe that tidying allows you to rediscover what truly matters to you, whether in your homes, lives, or relationships. Have a wonderful day filled with love and joy ❤️ ⠀ #konmari #konmarimethod #mariekondo #sparkjoy #joy #netflix #organizetheworld #tidy #love 📷: Drew Kelly
According to Curbed, the series will have eight episodes in its first season, but no official title or release date has been announced. However, in her Insta teaser back in December, it was revealed that MysticArt Pictures was set to produce the show, and that filming would likely take place between March and June 2018. So, it’s safe to guess that the series will air sometime during the summer.
And while we would watch Kondo’s extreme makeover series were it to launch on any other major platform, the fact that she’ll be sharing her endless organization wisdom via Netflix is especially stellar news for self-professed bingers. Though it may only encourage further couch potato-like behavior (which Kondo would decidedly not approve of), clueless folders, dedicated neat freaks, and mess makers will soon be able to happily stream the new reality show and soak in Kondo’s sage tidying advice from the comfort of their computer screens.
We’ll be adding this impending series to our growing list of must-watch design shows (that aren’t Fixer Upper) STAT.
This story was originally published on December 5, 2017. Updated with new information on February 15, 2018.
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