Marie Kondo brings KonMari magic to kids and parents in forthcoming children’s story book

Tidying expert Marie Kondo has helped people to transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and harmony. Now the expert is lending a helping hand to parents and children with a children’s story book.

Inspired by Marie Kondo’s KonMari method, Kiki and Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship tells the story of two best friends who couldn’t be more different: Kiki is a collector and Jax is a sorter. The one thing they always agree on is how much fun they have together. But when Kiki’s things start getting in the way, they have to figure out how to make room for what’s always sparked joy – their friendship.

Kiki and Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship, which is co-authored and illustrated by Salina Yoon, aims to encourage young readers and their parents to tidy up together.

Announcing the book on her Instagram account, Marie Kondo said: “It’s a timeless story about friendship, and I hope that the characters of Kiki & Jax will inspire children and families to tidy and embrace joy.”

The mother-of-two has written four books on the “KonMari Method”,  a technique she created of organising one’s belongings by getting rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy.

The success of Marie Kondo’s books led to her own Netflix series, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, in which she visits the homes of families that need help organising and tidying their homes.

Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship, which is suitable for children aged 3-7, will be published by Penguin Random House on 5 November.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at


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