It seems like a lot has happened since the bubbly and hyper-organised Marie Kondo burst onto our screens in 2019. Her simple question; "does it spark joy?" changed the way many of us reflect on our own consumeristic behaviours and our inability to let go. As someone who has a regularly over-flowing closet, this change was not without struggle. But, after overcoming my attachment issues with some fairly out-grown items, I'm now ready for Kondo to set me a new challenge. As if reading my mind, Netflix has just announced its second instalment in the Marie Kondo series, titled, Sparking Joy; and we finally have a release date.
Netflix confirmed that the global home organisation icon would be returning to our screens to share her signature KonMari method; delving further into the practice's defining principle. Only hold onto things that spark joy. The platform also just announced the series' official release date – August 31 – just in time to prepare for your annual spring clean.
According to a press release from the streaming-platform heavyweight, the series will explore Kondo's master organisational skills outside of the home; offering a first-hand look into "how the fundamentals of her method can affect our businesses, relationships and communities."
"Viewers will also step into Marie’s home to meet her family and get a glimpse into how she tidies up her daily life!"
As avid fans of Kondo would already know, "the impacts of tidying are surprising, emotional and transformative in the lives of the people Marie meets," the press release continues; which is an already strong indication that we're about to watch some seriously life-changing moments play out on our screens.
I have some exciting news! My new series, "Sparking Joy," is coming to @netflix this summer. In this show, I take my teachings beyond the home to share how the life changing magic of tidying can transform our communities, too. I can’t wait for you to see it! pic.twitter.com/BZjKkoSk7H
— Marie Kondo (@MarieKondo) March 18, 2021
Even though we might officially have a release date, further details on Sparking Joy – including the episode count and what locations Marie Kondo will be visiting – are still fairly scarce. Thankfully, it won't be long before we get to see it all play out on screen.