- ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ unmasks the time-traveling Red Angel Thursday 8:30 PM
- Everyone is making memes of Meghan McCain saying ‘my father’ on loop Thursday 8:11 PM
- Irony of Georgia’s sperm-reporting bill flies by anti-abortion advocates Thursday 7:11 PM
- Sex scandals are consuming the K-pop industry Thursday 5:44 PM
- Trump supporters are abandoning Fox News over network’s latest hire Thursday 5:20 PM
- QAnon is attacking a random woman in a disturbing and dangerous way Thursday 4:59 PM
- Google celebrates Bach with AI-powered, music-making doodle Thursday 4:53 PM
- RIP: The best free trial in all of streaming entertainment Thursday 2:19 PM
- Which ‘Florida Man’ are you? Thursday 1:06 PM
- Hundreds of millions of Facebook passwords were accessible to employees Thursday 12:55 PM
- ‘Bitch I’m Bella Thorne’ morphs into TikTok dyslexia meme Thursday 12:17 PM
- Marvel is auctioning props and costumes from Netflix’s ‘Defenders’ franchise Thursday 12:12 PM
- Net neutrality advocates plan online watch party for the ‘Save the Internet’ Act Thursday 12:01 PM
- Tim Cook turns his iPad meme into an AirPod meme Thursday 11:46 AM
- Auschwitz Memorial asks visitors to stop taking playful photos at Holocaust site Thursday 11:33 AM
Time to get organizing.
The Netflix original series Tiding Up with Marie Kondo premiered on January 1, and people have been tidying up their homes since. Kondo’s method of tidying through finding sparks of joy was famed through her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which was released in English in 2014. The show has found a broader audience and people are into the gentle approach Kondo takes to clean up your messy, organized home. People are obsessed with finding out if their belongings truly spark joy and throwing their things out.
There’s a lot of photos of people Kondo-ing their homes on social sites.
Hello, I watched one episode of Marie Kondo on Netflix pic.twitter.com/YNwJZBsLau
— Hrishikesh Hirway (@HrishiHirway) January 9, 2019
I Marie Kondo’d my sock drawer. Is this what invincibility feels like? pic.twitter.com/bJIKmIpkPy
— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) January 10, 2019
— Julia Zhou (@semiovular) January 2, 2019
Others are poking fun at the method of asking if your belongings “spark joy” through memes.
Marie Kondo: get rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy
— Jean Rhyphio (@RhyLoosh) January 9, 2019
marie kondo, gesturing to the nhl: does this spark joy?
— 🏒 ◞ ( ´ ͜ʖ｀) ◟ ✩°｡⋆ (@byulzgalov) January 9, 2019
*Marie Kondo scrolling Whatsapp*
"Does this group spark joy?"
— Ines 💎🌙 (@keinesasih) January 10, 2019
before you tweet, consider: does this take spark joy
— Andrea Long Chu (@theorygurl) January 9, 2019
*He* did not spark joy pic.twitter.com/D745STnsux
— Damien Kempf (@DamienKempf) January 10, 2019
If an email does not spark joy, delete it
— James Hamblin (@jameshamblin) January 7, 2019
I now need to go organize my entire home.
Gabrielle Sorto is an Atlanta-based freelance writer covering culture, lifestyle, and news. Her work has appeared in CNN, Teen Vogue, INSIDER, and Vice. She can usually be found writing with an overpriced coffee in hand or hanging out with her dog, Rihanna, who is named after exactly who you think.