The KonMari Method is a practical and effective way to simplify, organize, and create a home that is void of clutter forever. This method was created by Japanese cleaning expert, Marie Kondo, who recognized that the common approach of decluttering room-by-room or little-by-little almost always resulted in failure. Kondo's process of decluttering by category and using the principle of determining what remains by whether it "sparks joy" has resulting in a zero relapse rate and a waiting list time of over three months for her consulting. What started as a trend in Japan has now become a worldwide phenomenon. Marie Kondo has sold over 5 million books and has been a guest on popular television shows such as Ellen. Most recently she was listed as one of Forbes 'Top 40 Under 40' for 2016.