Remember Marie Kondo a.k.a the tidying expert? The organising ninja who inspired us to move our lazy butts and clean out all the things that didn't 'spark joy'.
If you've watched Tidying Up on Netflix, you'd know that our organising sensei's mantra is minimalism. And how we should only hold on to the things that bring us joy, basically objects that have some kind of an emotional value attached to them.
Turns out she was asking us to tidy up just so that we could loosen our pockets and make place for new things, how you ask?
Well, she has recently started a lifestyle and decor label that goes by the name KonMari, where she's selling products for exorbitant prices.
I’m so excited to introduce the shop at KonMari. Many people have asked what I use in my everyday life. This online shop is a collection of my favorite things and items that spark joy. Shop now at https://t.co/2wzvoW1jqS – but don’t buy TOO much. 😉 pic.twitter.com/odfBhQLT3l— Marie Kondo (@MarieKondo) November 19, 2019
We have to say, Twitter wasn't very pleased with her decision. They weren't appreciative of Marrie convincing the audience to get rid of their stuff just to buy her products:
marie kondo playing the long game. get rid of your dumb shit, so you can buy *my* dumb shit. incredible. the next jeff bezos— Kevin Nguyen (@knguyen) November 19, 2019
Marie Kondo going full grifter had to happen before the decade ended. This brings me joy. https://t.co/FDzdaQzZkM— Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) November 19, 2019
Tuning fork...healing...I don't know what you studied at uni but it obviously wasn't common sense (or medicine).— Mark McShane (@mmcshane) November 19, 2019
The picture there, seems to have a lot of, ah.. stuff in it.— Robot Donkey (@MindControlCtrl) November 18, 2019
The fact that it is white, chrome, and wood just means it is well designed. And expensive.
Buy all the stuffs then buy this book to help get rid of all the stuffs. Creating her own customers.— yay. (@BeatrixZeit) November 18, 2019
Can't make this stuff up: Marie Kondo, queen of the clutter-free life, has added an e-commerce shop to her site https://t.co/R1uJH7T22Y— Hiroko Tabuchi (@HirokoTabuchi) November 18, 2019
it's all setup for a meta episode in which she shows up at your house to make you happier by throwing away her own stuff— Wes Fenlon (@wesleyfenlon) November 18, 2019
MAGAKondo.— Katie Farwell (@ktefarwell) November 19, 2019
I’d get more of a joy spark from paying less and it having the same use.— Miss G (@Gillooma) November 19, 2019
Buying the tuning fork and crystal help restore the balance in Marie Kondo's bank account.— Peter Key (@PeterLKey) November 18, 2019
What? Buy more junk? Now I’m really NOT happy....what a gig.— ruthellen (@skywayruth) November 19, 2019
Minimalize your money.— Amit Mathur (@amitmathur31) November 20, 2019
So basically we didn't realise that we were 'tidying up' only to spend more money and make place for new things? Bubye miniliasm.