Marie Kondo. Photo: konmarimethod / Facebook.
Marie Kondo. Photo: konmarimethod / Facebook.

Everybody was Kondo tidying

Binge-watching, binge-cleaning, Netflix-style.

My sixteen-year-old son, Roshan, stands in front of me holding up a white thermal vest.

"Spark joy?" he asks.

A few months ago, that would have been an odd thing to say. That was before Marie Kondo, tidying guru and diminutive powerhouse, took the world by storm. By which I mean: thanked it kindly, gave it a good shake, folded it into equal thirds, stacked it neatly on its side in a pretty box and put it in a drawer.

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