Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Tidying Up

“She resurrects dying and dead spaces and brings them back to life with her love, with her integrity, with her hard work, with her focus, with every part of her being. That’s what she does – and with her artistry – because she has…well, she has transformed cleaning into an art form.”
~ Millie Palmer on Eunice Boston

By Catherine Austin Fitts

I love clean homes. The person who has taught me the most about cleaning is one of the most gifted professionals I have ever known: Eunice Boston. If you want to know how to reinvent the place and space in which you live and work into something magical, Eunice is the master.

Check out our Solari Report with Eunice: Coming Clean: Transforming Lives through the Power of Cleaning.

Note: This report is so valuable that it is now available to the public.

Because I know Eunice very well, it was with some hesitation that I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo.

What could anyone teach me that would add to Eunice’s knowledge? What I really need to do is to hire Eunice to help me do a spring cleaning. Short of luring Eunice all the way from New York City to Tennessee, however, I thought a little inspiration might help. So this weekend, I listened to the audio version of Kondo’s new book on my round-trip from San Francisco over the mountains for a weekend in Nevada.

Kondo is clearly the Samuri warrior of tidiness. I would love to put her in the same room with Eunice. She has a lifelong fascination with cleaning which is as strong as Eunice’s but she comes at things from a very different perspective. She also takes cleanliness to an art form.

Kondo proposes cleaning out a lot more of person’s history and memory than I believe is necessary or wise. That said, there are many good ideas and lots of inspiration to help you improve and do the most with your space.

If you are ready for a lighter, fresher, happier home, listen to Eunice on the Solari Report.

Then dive into The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up for some nuts and bolts.

I can’t wait to get home to try some of Marie Kondo’s methods on my humble abode.