On the show, organisation expert Kondo helps families clean up their homes, get rid of clutter and arrange the belongings they choose to keep in a more effective way. Her methods, which are also featured in her best-selling book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organising’, include having people ask themselves if an item “sparks joy” and saying “thank you” to items they give away.
The show has inspired several larger conversations, including about the Japanese roots of Kondo’s work and how viewers from different backgrounds feel about the series. Some have said they find the expert’s purging techniques incredibly helpful. And naturally, many people have turned to humour to describe what it’s like to go through old things and attempt to have a more organised life.
Of course, the hilarious parents of Twitter have a few things to say about the series, too. From learning how difficult it is to clean up a home with a toddler around to trying to convince their partner that their stuff really does spark joy, here are their funny thoughts: