(CNN) — Cleaning queen Marie Kondo admits that tidying up is no longer at the top of her to-do list.
On her website, shortly after the birth of her third child in 2021, the Japanese organization expert reflected on motherhood, saying she had “relaxed” when it came to tidying up.
“Right after my oldest daughter was born, I felt unable to forgive myself for not being able to lead my life as before. But over time, I relaxed, and after giving birth to my second daughter, I completely abandoned my need for perfection,” she wrote.
“I’m busier than ever after having my third child, so I’ve already accepted that I can’t tidy up every day, and that’s okay!” Kondo added.
At a recent press conference and virtual tea ceremony, Kondo said: “My house is messy, but the way I’m spending my time is right for me at this time and at this stage in my life.”
According to The Washington Post, which reported the event, the 38-year-old described herself as a “professional computer” who previously strove to have a perfectly organized home. Now she has realized what is important to her: enjoying time with her children.
“In a way, I gave up on that in a good way for me,” he explained.
Today, the star of the Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo look at order with different eyes.
In her latest book, “Kurashi at Home: How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life,” Kondo explores the Japanese concept of struggleor “way of life,” expanding on simple ways to “unleash joy every day and lead a joyous life.”
“Ordering means taking care of all the ‘things’ in your life. So what do you really want to put in order?” he asks in his book.
In other words, tidying up in its most conventional sense has receded into the background, and his teachings now focus on what matters most to living the best life possible.
The question that Kondo leaves readers is: “What if every decision you make, every goal you set for yourself, and every aspect of your life were guided by what arouses joy?”