Marie Kondo

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Emma Gleeson recommends starting early before a clean-up, and being ruthless when deciding what to keep and what to discard. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

You may find yourself complaining about having a wardrobe full of clothes and nothing to wear, but what about those of us harbouring a house full of “(...)

James Parnell with his wife Anne-Marie and their three children, outside their home in Sydney before they left for Ireland: ‘We identified challenges in advance and planned them to oblivion.’

This article is part of an ongoing series for Irish Times Abroad about James Parnell’s experience of returning to Ireland after 16 years in Australia(...)

Jennifer O’Connell: “I read recently that the average home has 300,000 items in it . . . 244 boxes later, that sounds modest.”

The evening started promisingly enough. “I’ll just unpack this box, have a glass of wine and watch Hillary take Florida,” I told my husband. “And th(...)

Isaac Reid (age 6), Peter Reid (age 9), Catherine Cleary, and Shane Reid (age 12) have a picnic in Iveagh Gardens. Photograph: Sara Freund

It’s the bank holiday. I’m only starting. These wrinkly apples don’t really count. I rehearse all these reasons to no one in particular as I drop the (...)

Peace comes dropping quickly on Achill, on Keel strand where a little black dog makes friends in a gale so strong it makes you afraid to get out of the car.

This column comes to you from Mulranny, Co Mayo, where the awesome Atlantic ocean and lunar landscape have been bringing to mind my ongoing battle wi(...)

And this little piggy went to join his family in the charity shop

Nothing mars the harmony of a beautifully crafted design scheme quite like a well-intentioned gift. You’ve got your Waterford wedding presents chiming(...)

‘I’m in the business of making things work,’ says architect Eva Byrne of Houseology, pictured on the balcony of the apartment in Dublin 6 that she reconfigured

Tiny House Nation is a TV show that first screened in the US in 2014 and is currently being broadcast by Channel 4. It looks at inventive ways homeow(...)

Marie Kondo helps a mother and daughter create “joy” in their dining room/office. Photograph: Joanne Rathe/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

It’s the end of January and most of us are reaching the end of a road paved with broken resolutions. However, we remain tormented by a post-Christmas(...)

Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, with Aoife McArdle at the latter’s home on Fontenoy Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aoife McArdle’s home looks tidier than the average. There’s little evidence that a two-year-old runs around here. The wall of pink birthday cards in (...)

All I’m saying is, now more than ever parents don’t have time to teach tidying up so I reckon the schools should take over and Kondo’s bestseller is the obvious text book

Apparently ‘politics’ is going to be taught in Irish secondary schools at some point in the future. I’m sure there are lots of people lining(...)

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