Practically everyone has heard of Marie Kondo since she first took the world by storm several years ago. Her bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, shot to international fame in 2014 and the diminutive organisation guru has gathered a worldwide following of devoted fans since.
The KonMari method of tidying was so popular that it sparked its own legion of certified consultants who help others organise their home. Eve Wee-Ang is the first such Singaporean consultant to be certified, and though she currently resides in Shanghai, she helps people from all over the world with virtual consultations.
Now, nearly a decade after Marie Kondo’s book came out, we’re living in a vastly different time where our notions of space and boundaries have been challenged.
So here’s the question – is the KonMari method still a thing, ten years later? How do we reconcile that image of a spick-and-span space with the chaos of a home that’s our only place to live and work in during a pandemic? And now that other design concepts such as maximalism are popular, can we still apply the method? We ask Eve.