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Spark Joy: An Illustrated Guide to the Japanese Art of Tidying | Giveaway

It’s January and many of us are thinking about decluttering our homes, if you’re one of those people then this book is definitely for you. Spark Joy is an amazing guide to decluttering and organising your home, it takes you through each room of your home and is even broken down into categories such as clothes, paperwork, books, shoes, bags etc.

The book is beautifully illustrated, showing you how to properly organise drawers, wardrobes and cupboards. The illustrations also show Marie Kondo’s unique folding method, showing how to fold any item of clothing, which is definitely an area I could use some improvement in!

This is the second book from Marie Kondo, her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, was all about her unique tidying philosophy and introduced readers to the basics of her KonMari method. It has already transformed the homes and lives of millions of people around the world.

The secret to Marie Kondo’s unique and simple KonMari tidying method is to focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of. Ask yourself if something ‘sparks joy’ and suddenly it becomes so much easier to understand if you really need it in your home and your life. When you surround yourself with things you love you will find that your whole life begins to change.

I have a copy of the book to give away to one of my lovely readers. Please enter via rafflecopter below. UK entrants only. The competition will close at midnight on Sunday 5th February. The winner will then we contacted via email, please claim your prize within 30 days or a new winner will be drawn.

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  1. Michaela Smith
    January 18, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    Would love to read this to help me with my New year decluttering resolution 🙂

  2. Rebecca Beesley
    January 18, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    have heard so much about Marie Kondo and this year really is the year to get decluttered and sorted out!

  3. Hayley Atkins
    January 18, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    Our goal this year is to declutter and tidy every room in our home.Unfortunately we are hoarders so there is a lot of stuff to sort out. This book would give us the ways,means and results to have a beautiful,relaxed,tidy home.

  4. kate kathurima
    January 18, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    this is what I need in my life to try and tidy my house

  5. Tracy Nixon
    January 18, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    I love tiding and decluttering! I am ocd so this book would be like a bible to me!

  6. iain maciver
    January 18, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    a fab and interesting giveaway

  7. Suzanne
    January 18, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    This sounds like the sort of inspiration I need.

  8. Sheena Batey
    January 18, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    It will need a miracle to de-clutter my house

  9. simon tutthill
    January 18, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    great giveaway fantastic prize

  10. Harline parkin
    January 18, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    What a brilliant book would love it

  11. Alison Ellis
    January 18, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    Fantastic Iv heard so much about Marie kondo

  12. Sarah Ann
    January 18, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Sounds like a great book!

  13. laura stewart
    January 18, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    fingers crossed x

  14. Gill Barwood
    January 18, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    A few of my friends have been raving about Marie Kondo’s approach. I’d love to try it

  15. January 18, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I’m not organised at all so this would be great to help me approach tidying and organising

    January 18, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    I could so do with this, i’m in such a rut it’s really getting me down 🙁

  17. Rachel Craig
    January 18, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    Sounds good. I do need to become more organised.

  18. Harriet
    January 18, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    Hope to win.

  19. Jennifer Haden
    January 19, 2017 / 8:52 am

    Thank you so much for this lovely chance, I’ve heard so much about this book 🙂 x

  20. Molly Lyon
    January 19, 2017 / 10:32 am

    I bought a similar book for a relative at Christmas and she adored it, I’d love to try one too!

  21. Tom Ruffles
    January 19, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    Something I could do with, looking round.

  22. michelle o'neill
    January 19, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    great giveaway x

  23. ElizM
    January 19, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    Just what I need right now!

  24. Rich Tyler
    January 20, 2017 / 2:06 am

    I could do with this 😛

  25. Lisa Parker
    January 20, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    My daughter raves about this book all of the time x

  26. jo liddement
    January 20, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    This book makes decluttering an art form.Would love some expert tips from it to help me out in my house

  27. Jo Carroll
    January 20, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    I think I must be a bit more Picasso when it comes to my tidying 😉

    January 20, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I seem to half declutter then clutter up again, I need help. One way would be to get shut of my partner

  29. Rachel Stephenson
    January 21, 2017 / 10:51 am

    I have been having a little clear out and would love to learn more about clearing space and soul

  30. Lorna Ledger
    January 21, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Decluttering really helps you to feel better, a great read

  31. Kim Neville
    January 22, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Could do with learning some new tips for keeping as tidy as possible

  32. Solange
    January 23, 2017 / 1:26 am

    Sounds like a great book.

  33. Elizabeth Hinds
    January 24, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    This is just what I need – looks great! 🙂

  34. sharon stanley
    January 29, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    I am cleaning mad. I actually find it helps me to de-stress. I am fine doing my own little space but when it comes to my daughters rooms I am usually at a loss. Would be great to own this book. Thank you for the chance to win it 🙂

  35. Kate Cunningham
    January 29, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    In preparation for retiring in a couple of years time, I am encouraging my children to reclaim all the things I have been storing in my attic for years. As well as their storage stuff I now have grandchildren’s buggies, toys etc. I need to downsize! I am not a storage lot!

  36. Annabel Greaves
    January 29, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    I would love some tips on decluttering my house

    January 29, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    Would love any help I can get with decluttering and keeping on top of untidiness

  38. Rachael Ashmore
    January 29, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    Wow would love to read this and hopefully help me sort this house out ?

  39. Mary H
    January 30, 2017 / 9:54 am

    Arrrrgh I could totally do with this. I’m too scared to buy it because I fear getting around to letting go. I bought my first house a year ago and I’ve been clinging onto old, sentimental stuff that has no place and the clutter is stressful. I need to learn to let things go.

  40. carole n
    February 1, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    great giveaway – would love to win this book

    February 3, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    Oh sounds like a book i’d love to read

  42. Kate Phillips
    February 4, 2017 / 12:10 am

    I would very much like to try Marie’s method.

  43. Lin martin
    February 4, 2017 / 1:35 am

    Be great just get me prepared and sorted for big overdue Spring clear out!

  44. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    February 4, 2017 / 10:56 am

    Great giveaway – I could do with some help for this!

  45. Kim Styles
    February 4, 2017 / 11:11 am

    This looks a great book- I need a team of tidiers to come along too though!!

  46. Lauren Old
    February 4, 2017 / 11:34 am

    Seems like a good read!

    February 4, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    This is one book I really need

  48. Michelle Muirhead
    February 4, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    My home really could do with a total overhaul of decluttering. I do a have a ‘mantre’ for cleaning/decluttering (if it hasn’t been used or worn in the last 6 months out it goes) but it seems that I have forgone it for a good while.

  49. Kat F
    February 4, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    I borrowed this book from the library, together with Marie Kondo’s first book – The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying. They are both great and I would love to own them.

  50. Gina M
    February 4, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Would love this book to help organise my house!

  51. Lisa Wilkinson
    February 4, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. I so need this book. Lol 🙂

  52. sarah robertson
    February 4, 2017 / 11:37 pm

    I need to declutter. I am a bit of a hoarder and can then never find anything so it stresses me out. I lost my mum a few years ago and find it hard to get rid of things but feel that I really need to as my stuff takes over space that the kids stuff could be kept.

  53. Sunita
    February 4, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    A cluttered home is a cluttered mind…i need to de clutter…this book wld be very useful indeed ?

  54. Caroline Blaza
    February 4, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    Would love to read this as I am forever starting but not finishing decluttering my house x

  55. paula cheadle
    February 5, 2017 / 12:10 am

    would love to win this book

  56. Su Brett
    February 5, 2017 / 12:28 am

    just what I need!

  57. February 5, 2017 / 2:23 am

    i’d love to read this and then pass it on to my sisters who are both even bgger hoarders than me

  58. Theresa Alison
    February 5, 2017 / 9:01 am

    We are decorating at the moment from top to bottom and the amount of unwanted junk is unbelieveable xx

  59. Diana
    February 5, 2017 / 10:53 am

    Would love to win 🙂

  60. kelly morgan
    February 5, 2017 / 10:55 am

    great prize

  61. Amanda Norwood
    February 5, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    I need help decluttering!

  62. Laura Kevlin
    February 5, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    My friend subscribes to this ethos and I’ve been dying to read it since she mentioned it – I like that it’s not just about achieving a clutter free room, and that you’re allowed to keep some seemingly pointless objects because you love them! Well that seemed to be the gist anyway, would love to read about it in depth x

  63. Stephen Little
    February 5, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    Very useful book!

  64. Dorothy K
    February 5, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    Really useful book!

  65. Christine Constable
    February 5, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    I’d love to read this book as I’m a naturally untidy person, but have been intrigued my the Kondo method. I think that it would really help me to sort my living space out.

  66. Ruth Wollerton
    February 5, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    This would be great to declutter and have a gorgeous home I love. Thanks for the chance xxx

  67. Jennifer Brown
    February 5, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    My decluttering efforts usually cause more clutter than they solve, so this might help!

  68. Fiona jk42
    February 5, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    I am a bit of a hoarder so this would be helpful as I try to weed out things we no longer need

  69. Tammy Neal
    February 5, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    Sounds great x

  70. Imogen Richards
    February 5, 2017 / 11:23 pm

    Ooh this looks like such a cool book, I would love to check this out!

  71. Natalie Gillham
    February 6, 2017 / 1:24 am

    I suffer from hoarding but have really tried to over-come it this year by tackling each area of my home at a time, it’s a great improvement so far but it takes so long, so winning this book would really help me to get my home more organised and keep it clutter free. Thanks for the chance to win it! x