Since the beginning of the year, Japanese organization expert and working mom Marie Kondo has been taking over the Internet, thanks to her new show on Netflix. Kondo's KonMari cleaning method—where you get rid of anything that doesn't "spark joy" in your life—has been gaining in popularity as people spruce up their homes. And while there is definitely some merit to getting rid of clutter, Kondo's technique might not be the most realistic thing for most working moms. That's why we love the hilarious jokes on Twitter about the way people are, ahem, implementing the philosophy into their everyday lives. Here are the best:
See ya later!
we marie kondo'd our company and now we have no managers— I Am Devloper (@iamdevloper) February 11, 2019
What else do you need?
I just watched 'Tidying Up'. If I threw away everything in my kitchen that didn't bring me joy, all I'd have left is a corkscrew and an ice cream scoop.— 🎭ᑌᖇᔕᑌᒪᗩ🎭 (@3sunzzz) February 2, 2019
They really have a knack for this.
*Watching Tidying Up*— EdFox, Secret Chimp (@edfoxcomedy) January 21, 2019
Marie Kondo: "The 1st step is to put all your clothes in a pile."
My kids: "We're way ahead of you."
Things that spark joy: money— Demon Santo Niño (@demonchildbbb) February 6, 2019
Things that do not: going to work
Marie Kondo tell me what to do
Now that would be TV gold.
Like “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” but with 2 kids under 5.— Stewart Scott-Curran (@stewartsc) January 5, 2019
Once she defeats that, she will be the true tidying up champion.
my son’s bedroom is the final boss fight for Marie Kondo— Notorious EUC 🖤 (@secretdiarymom) January 28, 2019
Marie Kondo: "If it does not spark joy in your life, thank it and let it go"— TINA (@tinytinafit) January 21, 2019
clothes - "thanks, bye"
furniture - "thanks, bye"
miscellaneous - "thanks, bye"
my boyfriend - "thanks, bye"
my coworkers - "thanks, bye"
my bills - "thanks, bye"
my taxes - "thanks, bye"
Toddlers are the one flaw in Kondo's plan.
does Marie Kondo do toddler consultations? literally everything brings him joy. an empty vinegar bottle is now an essential part of bathtime— Adrienne Porter Felt (@__apf__) January 19, 2019
It must be immaculate.
Not interested in the messy homes Marie Kondo is fixing but want to see Marie's own home. I need to know how many toys Marie Kondo's kids have, and the size of her wardrobe. I need to see her kitchen! #mariekondo— halah (@_halah) January 3, 2019
It was nice while it lasted.
I spent a week Kondo’ing my house.— Tanya (@GongGasGirl) January 13, 2019
My kids returned home four hours ago.
Not only have they not noticed that half their stuff is gone, their tsunami of new stuff is now EVERYWHERE. #keeporkondo pic.twitter.com/3dV3XxR9mo
Marie Kondo says that you should get rid of things that don’t spark joy.— Kate Coffee (@Dalekchild) February 11, 2019
So this is my last week at work.
Um ... I think so?
Throwing out everything in my house would spark joy for me. Is that how this is supposed to work?— Jen 2020 (@omgitsjen) February 5, 2019
"I'm going to use it! I promise!"
Marie Kondo: Does this bring you joy?— Life at Tiffany’s (@lifeattiffanys) January 18, 2019
Kid: *grabbing piece of literal garbage* I’M SAVING IT FOR A CRAFT
Those early morning wake-ups will do it to you.
*me, to spouse, after being woken up for the third time at 3:30 am*— HoffPost, LLC (@_hoffman) February 9, 2019
“Do our kids spark joy?”
Marie Kondo’s tidying philosophy is literally the exact opposite of my kids’.— The Dad (@thedad) January 17, 2019
Just keep trying, they'll get the hang of it soon enough.
Thought I’d see if kids could go Marie Kondo - keep things that spark joy and organise them a certain way— ThreeTimeDaddy (@threetimedaddy) January 26, 2019
9yo suggested throwing 5yo sister away
5yo took all her folded clothes out wardrobe, ‘refolded’ them and left everything in a pile on the floor
I think it went well
It really does work!
The Marie Kondo method is great! I've been touching my coworkers all day and promptly tossing those who don't spark joy - feeling much better!— Marissa Brannick (@mabrannick) February 6, 2019
Friend who just discovered KonMari: “You only keep the things that spark joy.”— MyMomologue (@MyMomologue) January 21, 2019
Me: *using a literal snow shovel to get my kids’ toys back in the toybox* Uh huh.
Don't question the master.
If Marie Kondo told me that one of my kids had to go, in order to spark the house joy she required, I’d probably do it. You don’t tell Picasso how to paint. #TidyingUp— Brendan Reichs (@BrendanReichs) January 9, 2019
Just accept it, guys.
I tried the Marie Kondo method for decluttering my home and got rid of anything that didn’t spark joy. I feel really good about it but my husband and kids are ruining the moment by trying to get back inside the house.— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) January 18, 2019