The Life-Changing, Pulsing Magic of Cleaning Up has sold over 1.3 million copies and was the No. 2 bestseller in Japanese book rankings for 2012 (according to the two top book distributors, Tohan and Nippan). This is a detailed sequel to the book that took Japan by storm with its "KonMari Clean-up Method." The second volume was written for people who want to clean up and get organized but haven’t yet managed to do so.
The first thing you have to do in order to finish cleaning up completely is to discard. But it's not just about throwing things away randomly. The author says that we're able to live our ideal lives only when we discover how to keep the things that matter to us. Gathering all sorts of knowledge on how to clean up doesn't necessarily mean that you'll actually become good at doing it.
If the first book was based on the idea that cleaning up is 90% in the mind and the first thing you need to do is discard, then the theme for this one is realizing your ideal home and lifestyle after throwing away things that don't have a "pulsing magic." Another feature of this volume is that it provides illustrations and clear explanations for everything from how to fold your clothes to how you should organize your closets, drawers and kitchen.
The author has fully explained what she teaches in her cleaning class, leaving nothing out. This book should be a constant companion for people who want to clean up and even for those who already have.