Who Is Marie Kondo? 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Tidying Up Guru

Who is Marie Kondo? Only the most organized person on the planet.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock pile of unworn old t-shirts and random broken trinkets, Marie Kondo is a name you’ve been hearing quite a bit. Ever since her show Tidying Up With Marie Kondo dropped on January 1st, the Japanese organizing expert has become both a verb—like in she’s going to Kondo your life—and a social media phenomenon.

However, there’s much more to Marie Kondo than her new-found Netflix success—and all the memes that have come with it.

So who is Marie Kondo? From her highly private life, to the things that “spark joy” in her own life, to her (secret) love for clutter, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Beyoncé of organization. Click through our photo gallery above to meet Marie Kondo!


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