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Marie Kondo: cleanliness is next to godliness – but also to control freakery

Marie Kondo wants us to change our lives, by becoming less messy - but does her new Netflix documentary unwittingly reveal that some things are better left just as they are?

Marie Kondo wants to make me into a different person. And not just me. The author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is coming for me and people like me. People who forget to put the butter back into the fridge; who have no idea what they did with the kitchen scissors; who own piles of books that teeter dangerously in every corner of the house. If Kondo has her way, my house will be as tidily vacant as the inside of Bill and Ted’s heads. Kondo might be a diminutive Japanese lady, but beneath that winning smile and pristine frock, she hides daggers. Or at least Fairy Liquid bottles.

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