Stream joy! Decluttering guru Marie Kondo is coming to Netflix

KonMari is tidying the world.
KonMari is tidying the world.
Image: Reuters/Brian Snyder
We may earn a commission from links on this page.

There’s hope for clutterbugs worldwide. Marie Kondo, the winsome Japanese organizing consultant and author of the international bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing has forged a deal with Netflix to develop an eight-episode show.

Kondo is the guru of the so-called “mindful organization” movement. Her KonMari tidying method involves assessing the emotional value of each item in our surroundings. Objects that no longer “spark joy” are banished—unworn clothes, travel souvenirs, old love letters, even books (!). Her strict space-clearing philosophy also involves thanking each item before getting rid of it. Her acolytes or “Konverts” attest to the transformative effect of reckoning with every object that clutters your life.

The structure of the Netflix show isn’t entirely clear, but Kondo wrote on Instagram that she “will be guiding individuals who are at a crossroads to spark joy in their homes and lives.” Titled “Organize the World with Marie Kondo,” the show will be streamed to Netflix’s 117 million subscribers around the world.

“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,” wrote Kondo on Instagram. 

The first season of Kondo’s show will be filmed in the US. The show’s producers have announced a casting call (pdf) for Los Angeles residents living in dramatically messy homes.