There are few people whose names become verbs, William Hoover being the most famous. Now a Japanese woman in her mid-30s has joined that select group. Marie Kondo, the "decluttering guru," seems to be everywhere as the media advises on how to "Kondo" your apartment, your shopping and your children.
In praise of mess: the Marie Kondo syndrome has gone too far
Japan's most famous housewife has turned decluttering into a new religion