Fans of Japanese organizing guru Marie Kondo (pictured at top) have called her a “warrior princess in the war on clutter.” Fast Company magazine went so far as to name her one of its most creative people in business for 2015. But professional organizers have mixed feelings about her one-size-fits-all system.
“I hear people using her name, like, ‘Oh, I totally Kondo’d my bathroom,’” said author and productivity expert Rivka Caroline, who agrees with some of Kondo’s advice. “It’s adorable.”
But, she added, “I don’t believe I’ve heard one brand-new concept from her.”