Source: PR Times Tidying Guru Marie Kondo’s New Online Goods Store Not Sparking Joy With Some 2019-11-21 Thu 2019-11-21 Thu Best selling author of The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up and decluttering guru star of popular Netflix series Tidying Up With Marie Kondo became a life philosophy sensation by encouraging material minimalism. The crux of her teachings can be summed up by a need for people to rid themselves of unnecessary goods in their home that don't “spark joy.” However, the recent opening of her online store has many accusing her of betraying her minimalist principles, pedaling the clutter she often denounces. but people are questioning that motive based on the types of items she is selling, their price, and necessity: Marie Kondo opening an online shop that sells dumb crap you don’t need is my favorite heel turn of 2019. pic.twitter.com/4lFa28NadS— PJ Vogt (@PJVogt) November 19, 2019 Kondo writes on the shop's website that "The goal of tidying is to make room for meaningful objects, people and experiences. I can think of no greater happiness in life than being surrounded only by the things I love.” Yet there are some reasonable questions being asked about the necessity of, for example, the following items: Gold ladle ($96) Large cheese knife ($180) Tuning fork and rose quartz crystal ($75) Brass tool holder ($275) Large serving bowl ($220) Computer brush ($35) Desktop box ($75) While some have knocked the self-help guide as putting a price on minimalism: marie kondo playing the long game. get rid of your dumb shit, so you can buy *my* dumb shit. incredible. the next jeff bezos— Kevin Nguyen (@knguyen) November 19, 2019 I guess you can only monetize minimalism so far..— dj ripley raised a beetroot into the air & shouted (@laripley) November 19, 2019 Others have pointed out that Kondo's philosophy has never been strictly about rigid minimalism, but simply reducing one's goods to those that provide positive energy: I don’t get the hate here. Technically it’s not that she told them to throw out their stuff, it’s that she told them to go through and and let go of what wasn’t giving them joy in their life anymore. She also never said you can never buy stuff again.— Suhaila (@Suhaila) November 20, 2019 your reminder not to trust white peoples' takes on Marie Kondo, which are rooted in willful misinterpretations of her work and outsized in comparison with what she's actually done while we let white celebrities skate on this shit all the time https://t.co/h1lERHoGgF— Paul Krueger (@NotLikeFreddy) November 20, 2019 By - Big Neko. Tags: Marie Kondo grape Japan Goods Tidying Guru Marie Kondo’s New Online Goods Store Not Sparking Joy With Some Related Article Political Activist Says America Is Falling As A Superpower Because Marie Kondo Doesn’t Speak English KonMari will spark joy on your mobile phone!