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Marie Kondo says she's given up being tidy because she has three kids to deal with

Marie Kondo says she's given up being tidy because she has three kids to deal with

The self-described 'professional tidier' says it's too much to juggle a family and perfect cleanliness.

The queen of clean, Marie Kondo, has revealed she has kind of given up keeping her home perfectly tidy.

She became a household name in 2019 when her Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo went viral around the world.

Her hot tips on how to maintain a clean and tidy home were picked up everywhere and everyone wanted to suddenly get rid of anything that didn't 'spark joy'.

However, life clearly comes at you fast as things have certainly changed in the Kondo household.

Marie welcomed her third child in 2021 and she says trying to look after her brood takes way more priority than cleaning.

Speaking to The Washington Post, she said: "My home is messy, but the way I am spending my time is the right way for me at this time at this stage of my life.

“Up until now, I was a professional tidier, so I did my best to keep my home tidy at all times.

“I have kind of given up on that, in a good way for me. Now I realise what is important to me is enjoying spending time with my children at home.”

Kondo has been praised for admitting that it's difficult to juggle family and cleanliness.

One person said on Twitter: "Marie Kondo 'giving up' on keeping her house tidy after having 3 kids simply bc she realized spending time with her family literally sparks more joy for her than keeping her house tidy is so f**king sweet."

Another added: "Marie Kondo announcing that her house is a mess after having her third kid is how you use your platform for good instead of evil."

A third said: "If your instinctive response to 'Marie Kondo tidies less now that she has three kids' is see it as a victory, then you didn't really listen to what Marie Kondo was trying to tell people. She just wanted to help people find joy! She wasn't your mum telling you to clean your room."

She's in the middle of promoting her latest book, Marie Kondo Kurashi at Home: How to Organise Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life, which alludes to her change in mentality.

“Tidying up means dealing with all the ‘things’ in your life," she says in the book, according to The Guardian.

For her, that means looking after her children and making sure they're okay.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix. Marie Kondo/Instagram

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